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UHealth is building a seven-story medical center in North Miami-Dade, part of a mega-development of residential towers.

The idea is to take healthcare to a growing population in a dense area that includes Aventura, North Miami Beach and North Miami, said Dr. Dipen Parekh, the chief operating officer of the University of Miami Health System.

The medical center — not a hospital but an outpatient facility that can provide primary and specialty care for conditions including cancer, cardiac problems and eye disorders — is still under construction.

The center is UHealth’s largest outpatient medical facility at 363,000-square-feet, comprising 110 exam rooms, 10 operating rooms, and 33 clinical cancer treatment units. The center is expected to open in June 2025 and will be open daily. You don’t have to live at SoLé Mia to get care.

On Friday, UHealth, North Miami and other officials celebrated a construction milestone of the new center, which North Miami Mayor Alix Desulme says will usher in a “new era” of health for the community. Officials say the center is also expected to bring jobs to the area.

The center, just off Biscayne Boulevard near the Biscayne Bay campus of Florida International University, is part of a new vertical city. SoLé Mia is a 184-acre master planned community developed by Oleta Partners – a joint venture by leading developers LeFrak and Turnberry.


Source:  Miami Herald


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The University of Miami broke ground on a 363,000-square-foot outpatient health care facility at the SoLé Mia project in North Miami.

The nonprofit university’s UHealth first announced plans to build a medical center within the 184-acre development in 2019, but the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic delayed the project. Now, UHealth is moving forward with construction of the 7-story facility, which is slated to open in 2025.

This will be the largest ambulatory health care facility for UHealth, even larger than the Lennar Foundation Medical Center on its Coral Gables campus.

Situated on 10 acres, UHealth SoLé Mia will have 110 exam rooms, 10 operating rooms, 33 cancer treatment rooms, a reflection garden, and a bridge to a neighboring hotel. The site has space for an additional 100,000 square feet for future expansion.

Specialists from UM’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Desai Sethi Urology Institute and other specialty programs will work out of the new facility. It will offer outpatient surgeries, those where patients can be operated on and released within a day.

This comes amid a wave of expansion for UM’s health care programs. It broke ground on a $250 million cancer center expansion in June. It also plans a major outpatient care facility in Downtown Doral.


Source:  SFBJ

The University of Miami Health System reported on Tuesday that it plans to develop a world class medical center at the $4-billion SoLé Mia mixed-use development in North Miami.

The medical center will total approximately 225,000 square feet of space, with an additional 100,000 square feet available for future expansion. The project will be built on approximately10-acre site of the 184-acre property being developed by the Soffer family of Miami and the LeFrak family of New York City.

“As the sole academic health system in the region, and with internationally recognized clinical research programs, the University of Miami is leading the transformation of health care,” says Dr. Julio Frenk, president of the University of Miami. “This new facility, with the high-quality, specialized care it will offer to the surrounding communities, builds upon the longstanding partnership that the university has with our South Florida neighbors.”

The medical center will include health services by the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, as well as ambulatory care; cardiology; neurology; otolaryngology; urology and orthopedics, as well as a host of other specialties.

No development cost for the project was released by the University of Miami Health System.

The medical center will also feature an adjoining parking garage, direct access from Biscayne Boulevard, open green space including a reflection garden, and views of the ocean and lagoons designed to enhance the experience for patients receiving extended services in the infusion and chemotherapy unit, the university notes. The medical center is also anticipated to include a bridge to a new hotel.

“Creating this new facility brings the clinical excellence and innovation of UHealth physicians further into our community, increasing access for our patients in north Miami-Dade and south Broward,” said Dr. Edward Abraham, executive vice president of health affairs and CEO of UHealth.

The Soffer-LeFrak partnership expects the overall project will take 10 years to 15 years to build out. Plans call for 12 residential towers, 500,000 square feet of retail and commercial space that will be anchored around Laguna SoLé, South Florida’s first seven-acre swimmable Crystal Lagoon. SoLé Mia’s first two residential towers, The Shoreline, are open, featuring studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom rentals.

“I’m bullish on North Miami and the impact SoLé Mia will have on the community, especially as we continue to add invaluable partners like UHealth to our master project that’ll offer everyone who enters a city-within-a-city experience complete with state-of-the-art residences, scenery, restaurants, and now, healthcare,” said Richard LeFrak, chairman and CEO of LeFrak.

North Miami City Manager Larry Spring pointed out the UHealth project will not only bring new jobs to North Miami, but will also enhance the region’s healthcare services.

This is a milestone, representing the start of the next phase of the SoLé Mia development project and its positive impact on the North Miami economy and overall experience,” Spring said. “We are excited to welcome such an iconic and far reaching institution as the University of Miami to our city.”

Source: GlobeSt.