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.