The enhancement of impingement heat transfer on a flat plate covered with a thick layer of porous medium with or without a center hole was numerically investigated. The renormalization group turbulence model is selected for the fluid region while Forchheimer extended Darcy’s model is used for porous region. The numerical models were justified by comparisons with available experimental data. Computational results show that an attached porous medium with a center hole can effectively enhance jet impingement heat transfer while an attached thick porous layer without a center hole has detrimental effect. The physics of these results are supported and well explained by the detailed flow patterns. The most influential parameters in this heat transfer process include the jet Reynolds number and the center hole geometry (hole depth and jet-to-hole diameter ratio). A good hole geometry should well trap the jet and direct the coolant along the heated plate.