For more than 35 years, Jupiter Medical Center has been proud to serve its community by offering a comprehensive array of cancer care services in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. In March of 2022, the award-winning hospital’s Anderson Family Cancer Institute will mark its second anniversary, celebrating the Institute’s commitment to ensuring that oncology patients and their families have convenient access to world-class care, services and amenities that are integrated into one location.
This state-of-the-art institute provides patients with access to some of the most renowned physician experts and advanced technologies available in the South Florida, rivaling that of major academic medical centers located around the country. Our multidisciplinary clinics allow patients to meet with a team of Board-certified specialists in medical, surgical and radiation oncology, as well as nurse navigators who help guide the patient through every step of their care. And, it all takes place the same day, under one roof. In caring for its patients, the Institute wants to ensure that patients and their families can enjoy the comfort and convenience of staying close to home, without the unnecessary inconvenience of traveling to multiple locations for their cancer care.
Nathan Tennyson, M.D., Medical Director of Jupiter’s Radiation Oncology Department, offers patients leading edge radiation technologies including a TrueBeam™ Radiotherapy System, which precisely targets and destroys cancer cells while preserving healthy tissue; the CyberKnife® M6™ Robotic Radiosurgery System, which treats tumors non-surgically; and Electron Beam IntraOperative Therapy (e-IORT), which is designed to reduce the number of radiation treatments for breast cancer patients. These technologies place Jupiter Medical Center among the nation’s leading academic medical centers for cancer care. In addition, 31 private infusion rooms allow patients to receive chemotherapy and other types of infusions in a calming environment outfitted with specialized chairs that are designed with the patient’s comfort in mind.
The Institute features:
• A spacious, 45-seat auditorium for physicians and patient educational forums
• A 2,000-gallon saltwater aquarium filled with exotic tropical fish to aid relaxation
• A Patient Resource Center with computer stations, offering access to the latest information about cancer resources and support services
• Publix Pharmacy with convenient access to filling prescriptions
• Support services including nutrition, psychosocial support, and cancer rehabilitation specialists
A Multidisciplinary Team of Physician Experts
This exceptional team includes: Debra Brandt, D.O., Jupiter’s Director of Medical Oncology, who is a board-certified, fellowship-trained hematologist/oncologist. With specialized expertise in breast and gynecologic cancers and oncology clinical trials, Dr. Brandt and her team are offering patients a broader range of treatment options. Dr. Adam J. Kotkiewicz, D.O., a board-certified, fellowship- trained, hematologist/oncologist recently joined the medical oncology department. He subspecializes in general oncology, lung and genitourinary cancers and hematology.
The surgical oncology team includes: Shanel Bhagwandin, D.O., Medical Director of Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology; K. Adam Lee, M.D., Medical Director of the Thoracic Surgery & Lung Center of Excellence; Donna Pinelli, M.D., Medical Director of Gynecologic Oncology and The Walsh Robotic Surgery Program; and Tihesha Wilson, M.D., Medical Director of Comprehensive Breast Care. With this distinguished panel of expert surgeons, patients can receive minimally invasive and robotic surgery options using the most innovative techniques and technologies available.
The Anderson Family Cancer Institute’s Commitment to Quality and Safety
The Anderson Family Cancer Institute is accredited by the Commission on Cancer’s (CoC) American College of Surgeons. This prestigious designation is awarded to facilities that demonstrate quality care standards and maintain exemplary levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.
In addition, the Comprehensive Breast Care Program was the first program in Palm Beach and Martin counties to earn the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers designation. With this designation, patients can be assured that Jupiter’s cancer program is committed to providing the highest quality breast care. The Foshay Radiation Oncology Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology, which validates Jupiter Medical Center for meeting best practice standards and providing a high level of quality and safety.
Jupiter Medical Center’s Anderson Family Cancer Institute continues to usher in a new era of early cancer detection, diagnostics and treatment, setting the bar for hospitals nationwide aspire to achieve. The entire team is committed to providing comprehensive, compassionate care in one convenient location.
For more information about Jupiter Medical Center and The Anderson Family Cancer Institute, call (561) 263-2200 or visit www.jupitermed.com.