Jupiter Medical Center, the No. 1-ranked hospital in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast, today announced the opening of the Anderson Family Cancer Institute, a 55,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art comprehensive cancer treatment center. The opening of the new Anderson Family Cancer Institute marks a new era of cancer care in Palm Beach County and South Florida by greatly expanding access to world-class cancer care, closer to home.
Situated on the campus of Jupiter Medical Center, the Anderson Family Cancer Institute brings together multidisciplinary cancer experts, leading-edge technology and amenities uniquely designed for ensuring the highest levels of patient comfort and healing, all in one integrated location.
“The Anderson Family Cancer Institute is the culmination of an incredible vision – brought to life by the generosity of the Anderson and Crisp families, and many others – to give residents of Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast access to comprehensive, world-class cancer treatment right here at home,” said Dr. Amit Rastogi, president and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “What once was only available to cancer patients by leaving the South Florida region or the state of Florida for advanced care is now available in the heart of Palm Beach County with the opening of this remarkable new treatment center.”
Equipped with powerful technology, designed for patient comfort
The Anderson Family Cancer Institute will house Jupiter Medical Center’s multidisciplinary cancer care clinics, which enable patients to see their oncologists and support team all in the same day, and receive a comprehensive treatment plan so they know what to expect from diagnosis through survivorship.
The institute enables patients and their families to have one place where they can go for lab work, radiation, physician appointments, chemotherapy and infusions, and pharmacy services.
The institute will also hold Jupiter Medical Center’s cutting-edge radiation technology, including a TrueBeam radiotherapy system, which precisely targets and destroys cancer cells while preserving healthy tissue. The TrueBeam system is in addition to existing technologies that include the CyberKnife M6, which treat tumors nonsurgically; and electron beam intraoperative therapy (e-IORT), which reduces the number of radiation treatments needed for numerous types of cancer.
With 31 private infusion rooms, patients can receive chemotherapy and other types of infusions in a calming environment outfitted with specialized chairs to maximize comfort.
To assist with the physical and emotional issues that can arise during and after cancer treatment, the institute is also home to an array of support services. These include an oncology dietitian, a genetic counselor, nurse navigators, a boutique for patients in need of wigs and prostheses, and an oncology esthetician specializing in skin care treatments tailored to the unique needs of cancer patients. Free valet parking is also available.
“Integrative oncology takes into consideration the whole person – mind, body and spirit,” said Angelia Palahunik, Jupiter Medical Center’s executive director of oncology. “The Anderson Family Cancer Institute brings together a comprehensive suite of oncology services, multidisciplinary experts, a beautiful, supportive environment and the leading technologies necessary to give patients the best, most comprehensive cancer care in the entire region.”
“The opening of the new Anderson Family Cancer Institute is one of the most consequential developments in the history of Jupiter Medical Cancer,” Dr. Rastogi said. “Combined with our affiliation with Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and our decades of experience in providing the highest quality cancer care, Jupiter Medical Center is ensuring our patients receive the best care available anywhere in the world, right here in our community.”
Other features of the new institute include:
- A healing garden where patients can spend time with family and friends,
- A 45-seat auditorium for patient and physician educational events,
- An outpatient pharmacy and lab for more convenient access and faster results,
- A café with outdoor terrace seating, and
- A 2,000-gallon saltwater aquarium filled with coral and tropical fish to aid relaxation.