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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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Miami officials gave Apollo Cos. permission to construct a medical office building in the Health District, close to the biggest hospitals in the city.

The project will be constructed on a 20,656-square-foot plot at 800 N.W. 15th St., which is on the north side of the major Dolphin Expressway/State Road 836, by the Aventura-based developer via affiliate 800 Medical Tower LLC. In July 2023, the developer paid $7 million for the site which included a one-story office building, which he later demolished.

According to Apollo Cos. CEO Edward Abbo, 800 Medical Tower’s 170,255 square feet across 14 stories and 187 parking spaces were approved. The first floor would have a lobby and 4,665 square feet of retail space. Floor plates for the medical office space would range from 8,914 to 13,251 square feet, and they would be located on levels seven through fourteen.

Miami-based Caymares Martin designed the building.

According to Abbo, he has applied to the city for a building permission and expects to receive it in four months. He stated there is a lot of interest from medical tenants, but he hasn’t decided if the medical office space would be leased or sold as office condos.

According to him, medical tenants are losing space as the University of Miami Health System and Jackson Health System grow inside their current structures. These tenants now require additional medical office space.



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With the exterior structure of the new University of Miami Health System (UHealth) building at Doral installed, the construction process of the healthcare center that will include 33 exam rooms, 33 clinical trials unit, and eight operating rooms, among services from several specialties, is well underway for its 2024 opening.

The recruitment of healthcare providers for the new six-story, 150,000-square-foot outpatient ambulatory center began late last year, said Dr. Roy Weiss, chief medical officer for Ambulatory Services at UHealth.

Around 90 physicians and advanced practice providers are in the process of being hired, and about 300 other new jobs, including nurses, technicians, and support staff, are to be hired starting September, a year prior to opening day on Sept. 16, 2024.

“We’re really proud of the progress,” said Dr. Weiss. “We have new renderings of what the inside of the project is going to look like, based on feedback from patients and visitors, especially from the community.”

The Doral community, he said, participated in patient experience feedback surveys about what they would like the new UHealth Doral facility to look like. Almost 100 patients responded and offered recommendations.

Currently, the interior is being constructed. About 55% of all medical equipment and furniture have been purchased, and operations support systems and technology are being installed, said Dr. Weiss.

UHealth’s presence in Doral was phased in two parts. In the first phase, the space adjacent to the new structure – an 18,000-square-foot building at 8333 NW 53rd St. – which currently provides oncology, urology and dermatology services was leased in September 2022 to meet immediate demand during the last two years of construction of the main facility, according to a UHealth spokesperson.

The second phase was construction of the new facility, which is modeled after the Lennar Foundation Medical Center on University of Miami grounds in Coral Gables. Once it is completed, oncology services in the adjacent space will transfer to the main facility, and the adjacent space will be renovated to accommodate about 30 more exam rooms, said the spokesperson.

Other services offered will include cardiology, dermatology, gynecology, endocrinology, interventional radiology, orthopedics, surgery, neurology, emergency medical care, radiation oncology, “and other services, including breast imaging, and an all-encompassing total care for anyone who requires wellness,” he said.

The total footage of the complete Doral facility would be 178,000 square feet with up to 63 exam rooms as the center grows in the future.

“This building is going to be providing the latest cutting-edge care in an academic medical center,” said Dr. Weiss. “We bring to the patients’ ambulatory clinic the latest and most advanced centerpiece in diagnostics tests that will provide good health for the community.”


Source:  Miami Today

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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

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.