Steven L. Abrams
Mary Lou Berger
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Tenet Florida and Scripps Research Institute Announce Plans for Academic Medical Center
A news conference was held at the Scripps Florida campus in Jupiter on August 8 to announce a collaboration to build an acute-care hospital and academic medical center on 30 acres of the adjacent Scripps Florida campus in Palm Beach Gardens.
Speakers included Palm Beach County Commission Vice Chair Shelley Vana, Tenet Florida’s senior vice president of operations, Marsha Powers, Douglas Bingham, Scripps Research Institute executive vice president and chief operating officer, and Florida Atlantic University President Mary Jane Saunders.
Plans for the center include an 80-bed acute-care hospital, as well as specialized medical/surgical services in orthopedics, oncology, senior care and digestive diseases. Through a consortium of area medical facilities, the hospital would also afford residency and internship opportunities for medical students enrolled in the newly accredited Florida Atlantic University Medical School, which offers a joint MD-PhD program with Scripps Florida.
The estimated economic impact to the local economy is around $400 million over a five-year period. This includes the creation of 150 to 200 full-time construction jobs and 250 to 300 full-time health care-related jobs.
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