Watson the computer whiz spotlights Jupiter Medical Center

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Thanks to Watson — IBM’s Jeopardy!-winning computer whiz — the May issue of Fortune magazine gives a mention to Jupiter Medical Center.

See the full story about the Watson/JMC partnership in The Palm Beach Post.

In the issue on “The Digital Health Care Revolution,” Fortune highlights JMC’s link with warp-speed Watson to speed up electronic data access.

Watson, which beat out the best Jeopardy! players in 2011, harnesses the latest artificial intelligence technology to bring instant access to everything from the latest medical studies to x-ray information.

 

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JMC  Chief of Oncology Dr. Abraham Schwarzberg

 

Jupiter Medical Center gets top national grade in health care

 

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John D. Couris, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center

Jupiter Medical Center has received an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group, national non-profit organization that grades hospitals on the quality and safety of American heath care.

“In an environment where consumers are becoming increasingly aware of their health care choices, I am particularly proud of the excellence that the team at Jupiter Medical Center has consistently shown in the area of patient safety,” said John D. Couris, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “We hold ourselves to the highest standards and this recognition from The Leapfrog Group confirms that.”

To view the Leapfrog report, go to hospitalsafetygrade.org.

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The Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center opened in 2015 at Jupiter Medical Center (Photo/Lannis Waters)

Celebrate Earth Day at Loggerhead Marinelife Center

 

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A natural area cleanup, sea turtle yard tours, hiking and a composting presentation are scheduled at Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s celebration of Earth Day on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

A Great American Clean-up is planned from 9-11 a.m.

LMC staff and volunteers plan to install educational signage in the Juno Dunes Natural Area.

Also planned is a planting demonstration. Guests will be provided tools and resources to take their own seedling home – including strawberries, green peppers (a sea turtle favorite) and green beans.

All tools, buckets and Great American Clean-up t-shirts are provided on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information on LMC’s Earth Day Celebration, visit marinelife.org.

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What’s with all the seaweed on north county beaches?

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Sargassum south of the Jupiter Inlet Tuesday afternoon (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

Easterly winds — the same winds that are creating dangerous rip currents — have delivered piles of sargassum on north county beaches.

The brown/green stuff is a few inches thick just south of the Jupiter Inlet and has also piled up around the Juno Beach Pier.

The seawood accumulation is not unusual whenever there are steady east winds.

The east winds create rip currents by blowing sea water to shore. The rip currents form when the water flows back to sea.

To read the latest headlines from Jupiter, go to palmbeachpost.com/jupiter.

If you’re wondering why beach officials can’t send out a tractor to clean up the stuff, the reason is simple: Sea turtle nesting season started March 1 and goes to Oct. 31.

Tractors could damage sea turtle nests.

There’s also seaweed at DuBois Park, near the snorkeling area (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

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Sending out tractors to clear out seaweed on shore could damage sea turtle nests

 

Els Center hosting international autism conference in Jupiter

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Opened two years ago in the Limestone Creek neighborhood, The Els Center of Excellence is hosting an international autism conference expected to draw experts, parents and teachers.

“We started with a dream and an idea. This conference puts us on the map as a global center of excellence,” said Pam Minelli, the center’s director of development.

See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

Jupiter planners: Fisherman’s Wharf doesn’t fit

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Artist rendition of Fisherman’s Wharf in Jupiter

A plan for three six-story residential buildings on Jupiter’s waterfront is wrong for the neighborhood and should be denied, the town’s planning staff said.

“The proposed building mass, height and scale are not compatible with the surrounding buildings,” according to the planning staff report.

Read the full story in the Palm Beach Post.

 

New kayak launch coming to Riverbend/Battlefield Park near Jupiter

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The new building under construction is for county park officials with public restrooms, with an outdoor pavilion for meetings. (Photos/Bill DiPaolo)

Work continues on the $3 million improvement project — including flush toilets and drinkable water — at Riverbend/Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park, west of Jupiter.

A new launching area for kayakers and parking area, with other additions, are planned.

See the full story in The Palm Beach Post

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Lots of hiking trails are at Riverbend Park

 

 

 

Cash coming in for Perry J. Cohen wetlands project in Jupiter

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Fundraising, boosted by a $25,000 pledge from the Miami Dolphins Foundation,  is continuing for the Perry J. Cohen Wetlands Laboratory at Jupiter High School.

The plan calls for raising about $400,000 to transform an existing storm water retention pond at the front of the school into a wetlands habitat and outdoor classroom.

See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

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Bigger Jupiter clinic offers more free health care

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MyClinic, a north county free health clinic that is serving an increasing number of low-income patients, is now in a bigger center in Jupiter.

The clinic operated out of a mobile home on the northeast corner of Indiantown Road and Central Boulevard since 2014.

“(The expansion will) ensure our community gets the healthcare services they deserve, regardless of ability to pay,” said Dr. Ronald Surowitz, chairman of the board of MyClinic.

See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

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The clinic is located at 411 W. Indiantown Rd.

 

Delaney wins council seat over Klug in Jupiter

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Ron Delaney

Incumbent Ron Delaney narrowly won Tuesday’s runoff election for the Jupiter Town Council Second District seat against Ben Klug.

“We ran an honest campaign. We did not do any negative campaigning. I just told the truth,” said Delaney, who spent Tuesday night at his Egret Cove home with his family.

Read the full story in The Palm Beach Post.winner