Pinnacle - Jupiter Medical Center

Fall 2018

Pinnacle is the official magazine of Jupiter Medical Center which provides world class health care in Palm Beach County

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14 | PINNACLE | | PINNACLE | MEET THE CEO Don McKenna Jupiter Medical Center's new president and CEO Age: 52 Hometown: Hauppauge, New York Education: Master of Public Administration – Health Care Finance from Long Island University Family history: I'm married with two boys. I grew up as the youngest of six children, and both of my parents came from a blue-collar background, with relatives who owned local businesses and others who served as volunteers helping neighbors with anything they could. They made a real difference in their communities, and I'm working to do the same. There is a sign above my desk that says: "McKenna Bros Plumbers." It's from my great-grandfather's truck and reminds me always to try to live by his example. Life lesson gained on the job: When I was working as a young man at a fast-food chain, the manager asked me to mop the bathroom floor, and I didn't want to do it. Minutes later, I heard someone lugging the mop and bucket—it was my manager. He told me never to ask anyone to do something you wouldn't do yourself. It was an in- valuable piece of advice I've applied throughout my life. Working in health care: I love being part of a larger cause, creating healthy commu- nities, and caring with compassion and excellence. Making a difference and effecting positive change is what keeps me energized. Vision for Jupiter Medical Center: We have a strong tradition of delivering exceptional care, with quality being a top priority, and building upon this foundation of world-class excellence is paramount to our success. As the landscape and manner in which health care is delivered continues to change, ensuring our organization remains independent and nonprofit will be more challenging—but we are deeply committed to our mission. I believe that working for and with the community will allow this to happen. Definition of success: I do my best to look at situations through the lens of a patient's loved ones. If my mom were to come to Jupiter Medical Center, how would I want her cared for? Every patient and family member deserves the very best we have to offer. I keep this simple focus in mind and let it guide the decisions we make because, to me, that is success.

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