• Press Release

Jupiter Medical Center and Mount Sinai Heart New York Announce Landmark Partnership

Two Respected Health Care Institutions Join Forces as Mount Sinai Heart New York at Jupiter Medical Center.

  • New York
  • (February 27, 2015)

Jupiter Medical Center and The Mount Sinai Hospital announced today their pioneering partnership, Mount Sinai Heart New York at Jupiter Medical Center, to enhance cardiac patient care services and research in South Florida.

“This innovative collaboration with Mount Sinai Heart New York is yet another way we’re delivering unparalleled health care in our very own backyard,” said John D. Couris, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jupiter Medical Center. “This kind of innovative thinking will transform cardiac care in our region, and is a significant step forward in our mission to restore our community’s health and wellness.”

“Medicine should have no boundaries. We look forward to sharing Mount Sinai’s expertise in cardiovascular services with Jupiter Medical Center and creating a transformative health care partnership,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mount Sinai Health System. “We will collaborate with Jupiter Medical Center so that patients and families of South Florida and their entire state have access to our proven models of treatment, care, and research. Together, we are committed to enhancing care of patients and contributing to the eradication of cardiovascular diseases locally and globally.”

The partnership encompasses nearly all facets of cardiac care, including interventional cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation, electrophysiology, non-invasive imaging, congestive heart failure, wellness and prevention, research, and education. The key benefits of Mount Sinai Heart New York at Jupiter Medical Center include:
• Jupiter Medical Center and Mount Sinai Heart New York physicians will share knowledge, experience, best practices, evidence-based medicine and quality protocols, and clinical pathways for improved patient care.
• Jupiter Medical Center physicians will have access to clinical consults for their patients with Mount Sinai Heart New York colleagues and partner to use remote, long-distance telehealth technology for patient assessments in real-time and sharing cardiac imaging, and lab results.
• Innovative clinical trials will be available to patients for access to the latest cardiac therapies, and advanced treatment options.
• For open-heart surgery,  or other cardiac procedures not routinely performed at Jupiter Medical Center, local patients will have option for coordinated access, if they choose, to physicians and surgeons at Mount Sinai Heart in New York.

“Our new partnership with Jupiter Medical Center represents an integral step in providing access and continuity of care for our patients that share a common link and split their time between New York and South Florida,” said Arthur A. Klein, MD, President of the Mount Sinai Health Network.  “We look forward to collaborative academic activities and joint program expansion.”
Jupiter Medical Center has a talented roster of cardiac specialists on staff.  The cardiology program currently includes two state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs for diagnostic and interventional procedures, cardiac rehabilitation, and advanced technology for non-invasive cardiac testing, including cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA).

“Our experienced cardiac team at Jupiter Medical Center performs more than 1,000 procedures each year,” said Gonzalo Loveday, MD, a veteran South Florida cardiologist who is the newly appointed Medical Director of Mount Sinai Heart New York at Jupiter Medical Center. “What’s exciting is the fact that this collaboration will allow us to access higher quality treatments for our community.”

Central to the partnership is world-renowned cardiologist and physician-scientist, Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Fuster has been a global leader in cardiovascular medicine for four decades, is Past President of the American Heart Association, Past President of the World Heart Federation, and a Member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences where he serves as Chair of the committee on Preventing the Global Epidemic of Cardiovascular Disease. He is also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).

“I am very excited, as all of us here at Mount Sinai New York, about this new milestone. The field of cardiovascular medicine is moving very rapidly and to advance it further we are going to work together,” says Dr. Fuster. “Shared knowledge leads to more powerful medicine. This alliance is a big plus for both of our institutions and will increase the quality of cardiac care and life of each our patients whether they are in New York or Florida.”
Already, South Florida patients have gone to Mount Sinai Heart New York for care and vice-versa. Also, Dr. Loveday and members of the interventional cardiology team have visited Mount Sinai Heart in New York and implemented their new colleagues’ proven protocols for patient care at Jupiter Medical Center.

About The Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven member hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 6,600 primary and specialty care physicians, 12 minority-owned free-standing ambulatory surgery centers, over 45 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island, as well as 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

About Mount Sinai Heart
Mount Sinai Heart, located at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, New York, ranks among the top 10 in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery services by U.S. News & World Report. It is home to some of the world's most renowned cardiologists and heart surgeons who care for more than 50,000 hearts each year. Also, nursing care at Mount Sinai Heart, designated with premier Magnet nursing status, is provided by 368 nurses and 67 nurse practitioners.

Mount Sinai Heart’s more than 98 cardiologists, 13 heart surgeons, and 40 fellows are led by Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital, who for four decades has been a global leader in the field of cardiovascular medicine, translational research, and education.

About Jupiter Medical Center
A not-for-profit 327-bed regional medical center consisting of 207 private acute-care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center is reimagining how to restore the community’s health and wellness. Award-winning physicians, world-class partnerships and innovative techniques and technology enable Jupiter Medical Center to provide a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in cardiology, oncology, imaging, orthopedics & spine, digestive health, emergency services, lung & thoracic, women’s health, weight management and men’s health.

Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center has approximately 1,500 team members, 575 physicians and 640 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center continues to perform in the top 10% of hospitals for patient quality and satisfaction. For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit Jupitermed.com.

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About the Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with 48,000 employees working across eight hospitals, more than 400 outpatient practices, more than 600 research and clinical labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time—discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it.

Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 9,000 primary and specialty care physicians and 11 free-standing joint-venture centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida. Hospitals within the System are consistently ranked by Newsweek’s® “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals, Best in State Hospitals, World Best Hospitals and Best Specialty Hospitals” and by U.S. News & World Report's® “Best Hospitals” and “Best Children’s Hospitals.” The Mount Sinai Hospital is on the U.S. News & World Report® “Best Hospitals” Honor Roll for 2023-2024.

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