Safety Measures - Jupiter Medical Center
Jupiter Medical Center
1210 S. Old Dixie Hwy.
Jupiter, FL 33458

Safety Measures

Jupiter Medical Center has put into place comprehensive
safety and infection prevention measures to safeguard
the health of our patients and team members.

Comprehensive Care Now Available

Jupiter Medical Center has resumed performing elective surgeries and is now offering our full continuum of care across our inpatient and outpatient services. From initial evaluation and diagnosis to treatment and recovery, our physicians and medical experts are here for you and your loved ones.

We are working closely with surgeons and physicians to reschedule many surgeries and procedures that were postponed in March and have now resumed this month. We know there are many members of our community who have been patiently waiting for these procedures and surgeries to improve the quality and length of life.

We're proud to be recognized by The Leapfrog Group as a 'Top Hospital' placing us in the top 6% of hospitals nationwide. As the #1 rated hospital for safety, quality and patient satisfaction in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast, our #HealthCareHeroes look forward to providing exceptional care closer to home.

Comprehensive
Actions to Keep
Our Patients
and Team
Members Safe

The Jupiter Medical Center
team has developed and
implemented a comprehensive
plan to screen, isolate and treat
COVID-19 patients while
continuing to provide the
highest quality care for our
patients who need medically
necessary treatments.

Here are highlights of the
comprehensive measures
we have taken so that we
may continue to provide
vital healthcare services to
our community and
protect our patients and
team members from
COVID-19.

Shanel Bhagwandin, DO, MPH
  • General Surgery (Board Certified)

  • Surgical Oncology Gastroenterology (GI) (Board Certified)

  • Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary(HPB) Surgery (Board Certified)

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Ranked as the #1 Hospital
for Safety, Quality & Patient
Satisfaction in all of Palm
Beach County & the
Treasure Coast

If you or a loved one are seeking the most advanced, compassionate, expert
medical treatment in Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast region, Jupiter
Medical Center provides the areas' highest quality of care across every key point
of measure year-after-year. As the only independent, not-for-profit regional
medical center entirely supported by the community we serve, our bottom line
is patient outcomes.

Our consistency in performance and ability to deliver the highest quality of care
in Palm Beach County is a testament to the unwavering commitment of JMC's
#HealthCareHeroes; the remarkable expertise, unique character, and
unwavering spirit of our physicians, medical staff and each of the team members
across every area of our organization.

Preparing in
Advance

Jupiter Medical Center began preparing
in January to receive COVID-19 patients
and to protect our other patients and
team members from this respiratory disease.

We were one of the first hospitals in our region
to implement CDC guidelines for the screening,
diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 patients.

To prepare our staff, we conducted multidisciplinary
training drills for screening, diagnosing, isolating and
treating potential cases of COVID-19. Training included
the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
in accordance with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention recommended guidelines.

We also established an Incident Command Center to
streamline communications and provide administrative
oversight to manage treatment, clinical staffing and
the allocation of rooms, equipment and supplies.

Screening Visitors, Team Members and Physicians

To reduce the potential of COVID-19 spread, Jupiter Medical Center implemented a “no visitor” policy, with some exceptions, including pediatric and labor & delivery patients. Hospice visits are allowed on a limited basis.

The visitor policy changes were not made lightly, as we understand that spending time with family and friends is of great comfort to our patients when they are ill or being treated for a medical situation.

We are also carefully screening all visitors and vendors prior to entrance to our facilities and we have also implemented precautionary screening procedures for all physicians and team members. We believe these are prudent measures in our continued effort to protect the health and safety of every patient and team member.

Rigorous Cleaning
and Disinfection

In addition to our already rigorous infection prevention
procedures, we have implemented additional cleaning and
disinfecting of all surfaces and in all patient areas.
Our Environmental Services team continues to round patient care
areas three times each day to clean and disinfect high-touch areas.
We are also using Tru-D SmartUVC ultra-violet disinfection robots,
which inactivate viruses and other pathogens on surfaces.

Virtual Care
From the Comfort
of Home

With Care Anywhere, connect with
a Jupiter Medical Center urgent care
provider from the comfort of home,
using your mobile device or your
desktop computer. Care Anywhere
Telehealth Consultations are
available 7 days a week.

With Care Anywhere, connect with
a Jupiter Medical Center urgent care
provider from the comfort of home,
using your mobile device or your
desktop computer. Care Anywhere
Telehealth Consultations are
available 7 days a week.

Care Anywhere is available Monday
through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Accelerated Testing
for Hospitalized
Patients and
Health Care Workers

We have been notified by the Florida Department of
Health that some private laboratories can now
prioritize COVID-19 tests results for hospitalized
patients and health care workers. This change means
we can anticipate receiving test results within 24 to
48 hours instead of the current seven to nine-day
wait time many local, regional and national hospitals
have been experiencing.

This is a welcome development and will help us
release patients confirmed negative more quickly
back to the comfort of their homes, while
simultaneously helping us conserve resources.

Access to Care
In-Person or via Telehealth

Life is full of surprises. Jupiter Medical Center Urgent Care offers convenient walk-in visits for a range of minor injuries and health issues. Our friendly and knowledgeable team members are ready to provide you with quality medical care, to help you feel better soon.

The Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart Urgent Care locations are open for care although our operating hours have been adjusted. The new hours of operation are from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Patients will be screened before entering the centers for potential COVID-19 exposure, travel history and symptoms, such as fever, cough and shortness of breath. If they meet the criteria, they will be triaged and treated in their vehicle outside of our centers.

We have temporarily closed our West Palm Beach urgent care location in order to focus our staff, resources, equipment and supplies to our other locations, where demand is the greatest.

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday through Saturday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday

Telehealth
Consultations

Access a Jupiter Medical Center provider from the comfort of your own home.

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