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Ken Griffin, founder and CEO of hedge fund Citadel, has donated $50 million to the University of Miami to complete construction for a cancer research building on the school’s medical campus in Downtown Miami.

In 2022, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine broke ground on a 244,000-square-foot facility at 1425 NW 10th Avenue, just north of Interstate 395. The 12-story building, which is scheduled to be completed in 2025, will double the school’s cancer research department.

The gift made to UM’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center includes naming rights to the HOK-designed facility, which will now be known as the Kenneth C. Griffin Cancer Research Building.

Griffin, who’s worth an estimated $39 billion, relocated sister companies, hedge fund Citadel and market maker Citadel Securities, to Miami from Chicago two years ago.

The gift comes less than two weeks after billionaire widow Julia Kochdonated $75 million to build a new NYU Langone Health medical complex in Downtown West Palm Beach. The eight-story facility, to be called Julia Koch Family Ambulatory Care Center, will feature 77,000 square feet of clinical space.


Source: Commercial Observer

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UHealth – University of Miami Health System continues to expand its footprint throughout Miami-Dade County with the opening of UHealth at Palmetto Bay. The opening of this location expands UHealth’s presence, particularly in Southern Miami-Dade County.

The office, located at 15155 SW 97 Ave, Suite 100, which celebrated its grand opening on Mar. 20, will offer the communities of Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, Cutler Bay, and the surrounding areas access to academic medicine focused on healing, wellness, and prevention, delivered by some of the brightest minds in medicine.

The office will provide dually boarded providers in medicine and pediatrics who care for both adult and pediatric patients, in addition to a Family Medicine APRN for both in-person and virtual care appointments. As well, the office will offer OB/GYN services. If specialty care is recommended, patients can take comfort knowing that they have seamless access to the preeminent care UHealth is known for, coordinated by an on-site referral manager.

UHealth offers cancer care from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only cancer center in South Florida to earn designation from the National Cancer Institute; advanced vision care from the No. 1 ranked eye hospital in the country, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute; urological treatments from the Desai Sethi Urology Institute; top-notch care from nationally ranked neurology and neurosurgery programs; and specialties such as cardiology, endocrinology, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, dermatology, physical rehabilitation, and others.

“UHealth’s presence in Palmetto Bay brings top-flight healthcare to the rapidly growing South Dade community,” said Dipen J. Parekh, MD, chief operating officer of UHealth, founding director of the Desai Sethi Urology Institute, and executive director of clinical affairs at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

UHealth’s Palmetto Bay primary care and family medicine office joins a comprehensive network includes three hospitals, more than 30 outpatient facilities in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Collier counties, with more than 1,200 physicians and scientists.


Source:  Miami’s Community News

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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

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center – Transformational Cancer Research Building

A groundbreaking ceremony was held by the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine on June 2 for a 244,000-square-foot Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center – Transformational Cancer Research Building.

HOK is the architect.


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