South Florida Hospital News
Tuesday May 18, 2021
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May 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 11
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Jupiter Medical Center Receives $1 Million for Expansion of NICU Services, Programs

Opened in late 2019, the De George Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) will soon see a program expansion so that Jupiter Medical Center, in partnership with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, can care for smaller, more vulnerable newborns. Thanks to a generous $1 million gift from The Frank DiMino Family Foundation, Jupiter Medical Center will bolster its programs to care for babies as small as 2.2 pounds.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support from the Frank DiMino Family Foundation,” said Dr. Amit Rastogi, president and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “Their generous gift enables us to increase the acuity of care for premature newborns and will change lives in our community.”
 
Over the past decade, Jupiter Medical Center, in collaboration with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, has invested heavily in expanding its NICU. The Frank DiMino Family Foundation’s contribution allows the hospital to build out additional, postpartum and antepartum space. The gift also paves the way for increasing subspecialty coverage, and allows Jupiter Medical Center to add a nurse educator to offer nurses PICC certification and to provide support staff with special training. Additionally, the hospital will use the funds to hire an in-house laborist to assist mothers in emergencies when their OB/GYN is enroute to the hospital.
 
“We are honored to work with Jupiter Medical Center to give newborns and their families access to the best possible care close to home,” said Frank DiMino. These funds will go directly toward providing more life-changing programs and services to support those in need, and ensure they receive quality health care.
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