Miami, FL – Jackson Health System announced today plans to expand its world-class medical care to one of Miami-Dade County’s fastest-growing commercial and residential areas.
Jackson unveiled plans to purchase a 27-acre parcel of land, located just west of the Palmetto Expressway and north of Northwest 25th Street, to be called “Jackson West.” Immediate plans for the site, located in the City of Doral, will center on the development of a state-of-the-art outpatient campus that includes a free-standing emergency room/urgent care center for adults and children, as well as a children’s ambulatory center for specialized pediatric care. Long-term plans could include the creation of a medical mall that will offer services such as same-day surgery, outpatient cardiac catheterization, dialysis, chemotherapy, outpatient rehabilitation, a wellness center, and more.
The plans were approved today by both the Public Health Trust Board of Trustees, Jackson’s governing body, and the Jackson Bond Citizen’s Advisory Committee, which reviews projects funded by the Jackson Miracle-Building Bond program.
The sale price for the site, located at 7800 N.W. 29th Street, is $38.5 million, which is below the average independent appraised price. Jackson would fund $15 million from the operating surpluses that the system has earned in recent years, while the remaining $23.5 million will be funded through the Miracle-Building Bond program, overwhelmingly approved by Miami-Dade County voters in November 2013. The bond would also fund the construction and equipment at Jackson West, estimated at $31 million.
The proposed land acquisition is expected to go before the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners for final approval in March.
Nearly 600,000 people live within five miles of this proposed facility, but the nearest emergency rooms are between four and six miles away. Putting much-needed medical services within their reach is crucial to Jackson’s mission as a taxpayer-funded public health system.
“Jackson’s mission is to provide one standard of quality care to all residents of Miami-Dade County – and this addition to the Jackson family will allow us to reach more people in an underserved part of our community,” said Carlos A. Migoya, president and CEO of Jackson Health System. “We look forward to bringing Jackson’s unmatched medical expertise to the people of Doral and other parts of west Miami-Dade County.”
Jackson will continue to work closely with its academic partners from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine at this new facility. Pediatricians from UM are Jackson’s exclusive provider of specialty care for children.
Over the next five to seven years, Jackson will invest $1.4 billion into building new facilities and modernizing existing structures. This capital plan, which includes $830 million from the Jackson Miracle-Building Bond, and the reinvestment of cash earned by the health system, will catapult Jackson into a next-generation healthcare system that will continue to serve the people of Miami-Dade County for decades to come.
Carlos A. Migoya, Jackson’s president and CEO, and Darryl K. Sharpton, chairman of the Public Health Trust, will hold a news conference to discuss this new plan at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 27, at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Clark Diagnostic Treatment Center, room 252. Media can park outside of the Clark DTC, located off of Northwest 12th Avenue and 19th Street.