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Jupiter Medical Center and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Announce Healthcare Affiliation Agreement.

Northern Palm Beach County Patients Gain Close-to-Home Access to Latest Treatments, Clinical Trials and Specialty Care

JUPITER, Fla. -- Jupiter Medical Center (JMC JMC Joint Military Commission
JMC Jefferson Medical College
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JMC Joint Munitions Command (US Army; Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island IL)
JMC James Madison College
) and the University of Miami This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. For the university in Oxford, Ohio, see Miami University.

The University of Miami (also known as Miami of Florida,[2] UM,[3] or just The U
 (UM) Miller School of Medicine today announced an affiliation agreement that brings northern Palm Beach County access to an academic medical center with the resources and levels of specialty care traditionally available only at a major university teaching hospital.

Among the affiliation's benefits are:

* Expanded access Expanded access refers to the inclusion of patients in a clinical trial for a new therapeutic treatment or chemical entity, where those patients would not satisfy the enrolment criteria for the scientific study in progress.  to the latest research, treatments and clinical trials;

* Greater availability of specialists actively involved in academic and clinical medicine, with accelerated second opinions;

* Streamlined process for patients who may require additional care through the University of Miami Health System.

JMC and UM Miller School of Medicine officials said the agreement is an important milestone for both institutions that recognize the future of the dynamic, fast-growing North County area. "The face of health care in Palm Beach County is changing and both institutions are committed to being at the forefront of meeting the community's needs," said Paul Dell Uomo, JMC CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . "We are proud that UM has chosen to partner with us. Given our determination to be recognized among the nation's top 100 hospitals, the importance of this agreement cannot be overestimated for Palm Beach County and Jupiter Medical Center."

"The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is collaborating with physicians and hospital leaders in Palm Beach County to provide expert clinical care, academic outreach and superb medical training," said Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., senior vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Miller School of Medicine.

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, M.D., executive dean for clinical affairs at the Miller School of Medicine, noted that patients are well served by a community hospital of Jupiter Medical Center's caliber. "This affiliation assures that patients who may need advanced specialty care are interfaced with the leaders in these specialties," said Dr. O'Neill. He pointed to UM's cardiac medicine program as an example. Over the past 18 months, the program has grown from 18 to 40 physicians. Doctors drawn to the University of Miami from prestigious institutions including Harvard and Johns Hopkins Noun 1. Johns Hopkins - United States financier and philanthropist who left money to found the university and hospital that bear his name in Baltimore (1795-1873)

 are now at the Miller School working on stem cell stem cell

In living organisms, an undifferentiated cell that can produce other cells that eventually make up specialized tissues and organs. There are two major types of stem cells, embryonic and adult.
 and interventional cardiology interventional cardiology Cardiology The subspecialty of cardiology dedicated to the diagnosis, medical and mechanical therapy, pre- and post-procedure management of adult patients with acute and chronic forms of cardiovascular disease amenable to catheter-based  research.

"Affiliation with a world-class teaching and research institution brings new dimensions to JMC and gives our already outstanding physicians many additional resources for diagnosing and treating patients," said Chester Maxson, M.D., chief of staff at Jupiter Medical Center. "We look forward to working with UM specialists to continually expand expertise to benefit our patients."

UM also is looking to Palm Beach County's future by cultivating the next generation of home-grown physicians through its regional medical school program with Florida Atlantic University “FAU” redirects here. For other uses, see FAU (disambiguation).
Florida Atlantic University, also referred to as FAU or Florida Atlantic, is a public, coeducational research university with its main campus in Boca Raton, Florida, United States.
 and Boca Raton Community Hospital Boca Raton Community Hospital is a 394-bed not-for-profit health care organization located in Boca Raton, Florida. The institution opened its doors July 17, 1967. The hospital has a staff of more than 750 primary and specialty physicians who provide preventative and acute hospital , and a residency A duration of stay required by state and local laws that entitles a person to the legal protection and benefits provided by applicable statutes.

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 training program associated with JFK Medical Center and the West Palm Beach VA. In addition, UM's mission to become an internationally renowned biomedical research Biomedical research (or experimental medicine), in general simply known as medical research, is the basic research or applied research conducted to aid the body of knowledge in the field of medicine.  powerhouse recently received a boost with Governor Crist awarding an $80 million economic development grant, approved by the Legislature, to the Miami Institute for Human Genomics at UM.

Dell Uomo and Steven Falcone, M.D., executive clinical dean of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, said the new JMC-UM affiliation will provide additional benefits, including:

* Continuing Medical Education/Visiting Faculty opportunities for JMC physicians, which will benefit their patients;

* The possibility of student electives;

* Specialty Grand Rounds for JMC physicians, further expanding expertise in state-of-the-art medical care;

* Enhanced access to UM/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center physicians;

* Clinical consults and education opportunities through video-conferencing.

About Jupiter Medical Center

A not-for-profit 283-bed community medical center consisting of 163 private acute care hospital beds and 120 long-term care long-term care (LTC),
n the provision of medical, social, and personal care services on a recurring or continuing basis to persons with chronic physical or mental disorders.
 beds, Jupiter Medical Center provides a broad range of services, with specialty concentrations in orthopaedics, long-term care, minimally invasive vascular procedures, cancer care and advanced diagnostics. Jupiter Medical Center is currently in the midst Adv. 1. in the midst - the middle or central part or point; "in the midst of the forest"; "could he walk out in the midst of his piece?"
 of a major, multi-year growth plan which includes an Emergency Department expansion. The medical center has approximately 1,400 employees, 490 physicians and 700 volunteers. For more information about the services available at Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 747-2234 or visit

About the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

The Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine The Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine is the school of medical education at the University of Miami (UM). The school is located in Miami, Florida, northwest of Downtown Miami.  was founded in 1952 as the first medical school in Florida. Miller School faculty conduct more than 2,000 research projects in basic science and clinical care in facilities totaling more than two million square feet of research space within the 100-acre UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center campus. The University of Miami Health System (UHealth) is the clinical enterprise of the Miller School of Medicine. The health system provides life-saving care through a comprehensive network that includes three-university owned hospitals, three major affiliated institutions, more than two dozen outpatient health care facilities, 1,000 doctors and 8,000 associates.
Available For Interview:

For University of Miami Miller School of Medicine:
Steven Falcone, M.D., Executive Clinical Dean

For Jupiter Medical Center:
Paul Dell Uomo, FACHE, CEO
James Ketterhagen, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
561-747-2234 ext. 4148
Chester Maxson, M.D., Chief of Staff
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