Safe Hospital Care in Palm Beach | 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 and have now resumed. We know there are many members of our community who have been patiently waiting for these procedures and surgeries to improve their quality 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 is seeking the most advanced, compassionate, expert
medical treatment in Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast region, Jupiter
Medical Center provides the area's 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. Our physicians, medical staff and team members bring
remarkable expertise, unique character and unwavering spirit to serve our
community.

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 new virus.

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.

Thermal
Temperature
Screening

Jupiter Medical Center uses Care.ai facial scanning systems to conduct thermal temperature screening at facility entry points. The sensors check the body temperature of anyone entering the hospital, including patients, vendors, physicians and all team members. The sensors are positioned at each entrance to identify anyone with a fever, accurately and with no contact between patients and staff.

To reduce the potential of COVID-19 spread, Jupiter Medical Center also 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.

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

Jupiter Medical Center uses a new respiratory panel
permitted by the FDA under an Emergency Use
Authorization (EUA), to test patients for COVID-19, flu and
other respiratory pathogens immediately upon
admission to the emergency department.

The new testing advancement allows Jupiter
Medical Center providers to rule out a patient
for COVID-19 infection in less than one hour.
This enables our providers to make treatment
recommendations for our patients more rapidly,
ensuring they receive the best care for their illness
or condition. Jupiter Medical Center can also test
for antibodies to COVID-19. Antibody tests are
used to detect previous COVID-19 exposures.

Access to Care
In-Person or via Telehealth

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.

Bug bites, rashes, infections, pink eye and headaches are among the conditions we see routinely at our Urgent Care. We are also providing testing for active COVID-19 illness, as well as blood tests to detect COVID-19 antibodies. Antibody tests look for previous COVID-19 infections.

Patients will be screened prior to entry for COVID-19 exposure and symptoms, such as fever, cough and shortness of breath. Patients meeting the criteria will be cared for in their vehicle outside of our centers. We also offer car-side testing for COVID-19.

Masks must be worn to enter our facilities.

Urgent Care Hours:

Indiantown Road:
Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Military Trail & Stuart:
Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

PGA Blvd & West Palm Beach locations:
Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.
(closed Saturday and Sunday)

Please call (561) 263-7010 for operating hours at each of our urgent care locations, as they may have recently changed.

Telehealth
Consultations

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

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