Renovation and expansion work for South Miami Hospital and its grounds included more than 33,712 m2 of improvements with 7,440 m2 in a Clinical Expansion Project. The project encompassed the intensive care unit for newborns, prenatal clinic, and delivery rooms among other areas.
In addition, the existing surgery area was renovated to incorporate new auxiliary services such as post-operatory recovery and central sterilization, a new emergency ward and a surgery unit with fifteen operating suites.
After the renovation, the capacity of the hospital was increased by 285 beds.
Benefits to the society
The increased number of hospital beds brought the bed count to 452. This addition was designed to support the area’s population growth. Furthermore, the expansion of the hospital created a platform for innovative programs for the prevention and early diagnosis of diseases and the improvement of patient care including: The Center for Robotic Surgery, The Center for Women & Infants, The South Miami Heart Center and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
South Miami Hospital Clinical Expansion achieved LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. This is a worldwide benchmark organization as rates the certification level and quality of sustainable of buildings and their surrounding areas.