In partnership with the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and the generous support of the Lawrence J. and Florence A. De George Charitable Trust and the Honda Classic Cares, we have been able to bring world-class pediatric care to children and families of Palm Beach and Martin Counties by establishing a pediatric partnership with Jupiter Medical Center and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Achievements include:
Opening of the De George Pediatric Unit
Opening of the Mastroianni Pediatric Emergency Department
Opening of the Level II De George Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
The De George Pediatric Unit at Jupiter Medical Center is a proud partnership with the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and the Lawrence J. and Florence A. De George Charitable Trust.
The unit is a comprehensive, family-centered environment, featuring state-of-the-art medical and therapeutic services. The child-friendly unit was designed specifically with kids in mind. Featuring 12 private rooms, two pediatric surgery suites, a therapy room, a Child Life Specialist, a Pediatric Social Worker and its very own playroom – as well as the “Bears Den” family lounge which was inspired by Jack “Golden Bear” Nicklaus and designed for families and visitors to rest or have privacy in an at-home atmosphere.
Learn more about the full range of services and the facility.
The 6,300-sqaure-foot facility is designed to foster a sense of calm for children and their families. Providing care for patients up to 18 years of age, operating 24 hours, 7 days a week. Features include:
Dedicated family waiting and play areas with child-sized furniture, games and an interactive play area—all designed to reduce the anxiety of being in the emergency room.
Eight treatment rooms, each of which features child-sized exam and diagnostic equipment, as well as televisions and a mobile game system to help children feel more comfortable and at ease.
Two triage rooms where pediatric nurses assess patients upon their arrival by evaluating their condition, symptoms and vital signs with the goal of expediting their care and reducing overall wait times.
An orthopedic room to fast-track the treatment of children with broken bones or other orthopedic complaints.
Medical equipment designed specifically for pediatric patients.
The 16 bed De George Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, made possible through the generosity of the Lawrence J. and Florence A. De George Charitable Trust, is equipped to care for babies born as early as 32 weeks. The unit adheres to policies, procedures, training and competencies shared through the collaboration with Nicklaus Children’s. In addition, the unit is staffed around-the-clock by Nicklaus Children’s neonatologists, and Nicklaus provides nursing staff oversight.
Features of the unit include:
Advanced monitoring and technology
A family lounge
Two private nesting rooms to foster bonding
An infant feeding preparation space