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Jupiter Medical Center Names Liv E. Vesely President of Jupiter Medical Center Foundation

Monday, June 8, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Emily Pantelides

Jacobson Strategic Communications




Mount Sinai Health System of New York Fundraiser Takes the Reins

and Prepares for $300 Million Campaign Launch


JUPITER, FLA. (June 8, 2015) – Jupiter Medical Center has named Liv E. Vesley as the new President of the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, the fundraising arm of the not-for-profit Jupiter Medical Center. Ms. Vesely, who most recently served as the Deputy Chief Development Officer at Mount Sinai Health System in New York, NY, took over the Foundation in April and immediately began preparing the Foundation’s launch of a new $300 million fundraising campaign set to kick off this fall.


“We are excited to welcome Liv to Jupiter Medical Center, especially at this critical time for the Foundation,” said John D. Couris, Jupiter Medical Center’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Liv is a dynamic, highly successful and well-credentialed development professional. I am confident that with the breadth and depth of her expertise paired with the dedication of the Foundation staff, the board and the generosity of this community, we will reach the Foundation’s fundraising goals.”


The Foundation’s upcoming $300 million campaign is designed to provide support to the goals outlined in the Medical Center’s aggressive strategic plan, which defines the growth of the Medical Center over the next eight to 10 years. Funds raised through the campaign will support Jupiter Medical Center’s continued focus on procuring the latest medical technology, implementing cutting-edge medical procedures and attracting world-class talent to the hospital.


“With healthcare, it’s not a question of if you’ll need it – it’s a question of when,” said Joe Taddeo, Chairman, Jupiter Medical Center Foundation. “Having a leader of Liv’s caliber at the helm of the Foundation will ensure that our community will have access to world-class healthcare for years to come.”


Support from the campaign will also allow the Medical Center to bring the next stages of its significant initiatives, partnerships and programs to fruition, including Phase Two of the  Oncology Campus, a $27.5 million, 74,000 square foot free-standing building to house the current Ella Milbank Foshay Cancer Center, as well as medical office space. Phase One of the campus was recently completed with the opening of the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center in April 2015. The Niedland Breast Center provides next-generation technology for early detection of breast cancer housed in a beautiful facility designed with both the patient and community in mind. 


“I am thrilled to join the Jupiter Medical Center team and am looking forward to the  completing a successful campaign,” said Ms. Vesely. “Jupiter Medical Center’s exemplary reputation, its demonstrated commitment to serving the community as a world-class medical facility, its aggressive strategy for growth and the continued support of patients and donors were what attracted me to this role. These same attributes will ensure our success in the months and years ahead.”


About Liv E. Vesely

Ms. Vesely most recently served as Deputy Chief Development Officer at Mount Sinai Health System in New York, NY, where she provided fundraising leadership for eight translational research institutes including the Icahn Institute and Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, the Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine and Black Stem Cell Institute, among others.


Prior to joining Mount Sinai Health System, Ms. Vesely spent seven years as Vice President of Development at Western Connecticut Health Network, a three-hospital system serving Western Connecticut and Eastern New York, where she built a pipeline of major and principle gift prospects and established a health system-wide grateful patient initiative. Under her leadership, Western Connecticut Health Network conducted a successful $75 million comprehensive campaign, exceeding their goal by 50%.

Ms. Vesely has also held prior positions including: Director of Development at Columbia University Medical Center where she participated in a $100 million alumni campaign; and as Director of Public Relations and Development for a unique corporate social responsibility initiative in the Dominican Republic that was recognized within the framework of the United Nations Millennium goals.


Ms. Vesely has an Executive Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Healthcare Management from Columbia University in New York, as well as two other graduate degrees from New York University and the University of Kent in Canterbury, England.


About Jupiter Medical Center

A not-for-profit 327-bed regional medical center consisting of 207 private acute-care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center is reimagining how to restore the community’s health and wellness. Award-winning physicians, world-class partnerships and innovative techniques and technology enable Jupiter Medical Center to provide a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in cardiology, oncology, imaging, orthopedics & spine, digestive health, emergency services, lung & thoracic, women’s health, weight management and men’s health.


Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center has approximately 1,500 team members, 575 physicians and 640 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center continues to perform in the top 10% of hospitals for patient quality and satisfaction. For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit


About Jupiter Medical Center Foundation

The Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, the fundraising arm of Jupiter Medical Center, is dedicated to obtaining philanthropic resources to fulfill the critical healthcare needs of our rapidly growing community. Revenues generated through tax-deductible contributions are reinvested in Jupiter Medical Center for new technologies, innovative programming, sophisticated outreach and enhanced facilities to sustain a healthy community.


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