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$10 million gift to medical center from Hugh and Nancy Elliott

Jupiter Medical Center is pleased to announce a $10 million donation to establish the “Elliott Family Center for Cardiac Electrophysiology.” The donation comes from Jupiter-based donors Hugh and Nancy Elliott. The funds will help to expand the not-for-profit hospital’s existing Electrophysiology (EP) Lab from one lab to two and support future growth and expansion needs. Between fiscal year 2022 and 2023, Jupiter Medical Center saw a nearly 40 percent increase in demand for electrophysiology procedures.

During an EP study, 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, how well certain medications are working, and if a patient needs an implantable device like a pacemaker or another procedure to help control their abnormal heart rhythms.

“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.”

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. Since launching in 2020, the hospital’s heart program has rapidly expanded to meet the growing demand for its services, including a Structural Heart Program. Like all specialties, the hospital employs a multidisciplinary approach to heart care, and the ever-increasing team of cardiac specialists is experienced in a wide range of treatments, including pharmaceutical, minimally invasive and surgical.

“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 remains a leading tape supplier for automotive, appliance, aerospace, military, industrial and specialty industries. Products range from pressure-sensitive tapes, foil products, cloth tapes, foam products, and more. The couple supports causes close to their heart through their R. Hugh Elliott Family Foundation, including health care and education.

“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.”

“We are so grateful to the Elliott’s for their incredible generosity,” said Traci Simonsen, Chief Philanthropy Officer of the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation. “Their donation will tremendously impact the lives of patients who need and want access to the highest quality health care in our region.”

Rated #1 in the region for quality, safety and patient experience, Jupiter Medical Center is the leading destination for world-class health care in Palm Beach County and across the Treasure Coast. Jupiter Medical Center’s state-of-the-art facilities and leading-edge technologies enable its award-winning physicians to provide a comprehensive continuum of inpatient and outpatient health care services. Jupiter Medical Center’s specialty centers of excellence include: comprehensive cancer care, cardiovascular care, orthopedics, neurosciences, and women’s and children’s services.

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