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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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The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the height of an upcoming tower planned by the University of Miami.

The new tower is approved at a height of 306 feet above ground, or 310 feet above sea level, according to the February 1 approval letter.

The project site is listed as 1099 NW 14th Street.

UM is planning to build Project Ignite on the site, which will allow the Miller School of Medicine to consolidate teaching facilities from 17 facilities into one. The building is expected to cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

UM Health Tower



Source:  The Next Miami

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The University of Miami is seeking to acquire land from Miami-Dade County in order to build a medical education building for the Miller School of Medicine.

The nonprofit university wants to purchase 36,410 square feet at 1115 N.W. 14th St. from the county. The land is currently utilized by the Public Health Trust as part of the Jackson Memorial Hospital campus. UM would pay the county $6.21 million, a value based on several third-party appraisals.

UM already has a land lease on the site.

The county’s Community Health Committee was scheduled to vote on the deal on Sept. 11. The County Commission would vote on it on Oct. 3, with a two-thirds approval required.


Source:  SFBJ

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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

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On Friday, Jackson Health System announced plans for the Shriners Children’s Orthopedic Center at its health district campus. The center, a partnership with the University of Miami and Shriners Children’s Florida, which runs the Tampa hospital, will house all pediatric orthopedic care when it opens in 2025.

The partnership started a year and a half ago, said Daniel Armstrong, director of the UM Mailman Center for Child Development. The CEO of the Tampa Shriners hospital approached him about collaborating in Miami.

The orthopedic center will be located east of Northwest 12th Avenue at Northwest 16th Street, steps from Holtz Children’s Hospital and the new Ronald McDonald House.

“Just like the exceptional care I received from Shriners Children’s Florida, the Shriners Orthopedic Center at Jackson will offer hope and healing to children all around South Florida,” Solano said.

The center, Armstrong said, will allow Jackson to provide orthopedic care and rehabilitation while also addressing the developmental needs of kids with conditions like cerebral palsy. It will enhance physical and occupational therapy and fill in some of the services Jackson has difficulty providing.

“We’ll be able to provide comprehensive care to all children, but we’ll be able to do it in a highly integrated one-stop coordinated fashion,” he said. The grant from Shriners Children’s Florida will build a pediatric orthopedics program that can treat both conditions like muscular dystrophy and traumatic injuries, said Carlos Migoya, CEO of Jackson Health System. 


Source:  Miami Herald