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$10 million gift from Nancy and Hugh Elliott will establish Center for Cardiac Electrophysiology
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$10 million gift from Nancy and Hugh Elliott will establish Center for Cardiac Electrophysiology

Jupiter Medical Center is pleased to announce a $10 million donation from Jupiter-based donors Hugh and Nancy Elliott.

The funds will help to expand the not-for-profit hospital’s existing Electrophysiology Lab and support future growth and expansion.

“At Jupiter Medical Center, we are committed to expanding access to the highest quality health care,” said Amit Rastogi, MD, MHCM, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “We are grateful to Hugh and Nancy for their donation, which supports our shared vision. Their generous gift will ensure our community will continue to have access to world-class health care where it’s needed – close to home.”

Between 2022 and 2023, Jupiter Medical Center saw a nearly 40 percent increase in demand for electrophysiology procedures. Highly trained electrophysiologists who specialize in heart arrhythmias use minimally invasive, state-of-the-art equipment to monitor and map the heart’s electrical systems. The studies help physicians understand each patient’s unique arrhythmia, including the cause, where it is originating, and how well certain medications are working.

JMC’s Elliott Family Center for Cardiac Electrophysiology will be part of the hospital’s award-winning Robson Heart & Vascular Institute, which features an AFib Center of Excellence.

“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is estimated that more than 12 million people in the United States will have AFib in 2030,” said David Weisman, MD, a fellowship-trained, board-certified cardiac electrophysiologist. “Electrophysiologists are an integral part of heart care and will continue to grow in importance given the expected volume of patients in the near future. I am grateful to the Elliott’s for their foresight and commitment to ensuring our community will have access to the highest quality heart care for generations to come.”

Hugh Elliott founded Elliott Tape, a certified veteran-owned business in Auburn Hills, Michigan, in 1974 to supply tape to the automotive industry. The company evolved into Elliott Group International and remained a leading tape supplier for automotive, appliance, aerospace, military, industrial, and specialty industries.

“It has been incredible to watch Jupiter Medical Center continue to expand the depth and breadth of its services over the past few years, all while remaining committed to quality, safety, and patient satisfaction,” said Hugh Elliott.

“We wanted to be part of the tremendous impact the hospital is making on this region, and we felt passionate that we could make a difference by helping the hospital to expand a highly in-demand service, like treatment for AFib.”

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