Mount Sinai Medical Center Expansion Coming to a Close
The Mount Sinai Medical Center released its plans for expansion in late 2016 and jumped straight into executing those plans. The expansion consisted of adding a new surgical tower and an emergency department to their Miami Beach location and totaled an estimated cost of $275 million dollars. Chief Executive Officer Steven Sonenreich states the additions are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018.
Steven Sonenreich went on to explain “The new surgical tower will offer up to 350,000 square feet of space, 12 state-of-the-art operating rooms and 155 private rooms, whereas the new emergency department will offer up to 40,000 square feet of space and have more than 50 treatment rooms for patients.”
He went on to explain another of the added benefits of the expansion: “With the addition of the surgical tower, emergency department, and power plant, which was added a couple years ago, we have created in essence a hurricane/storm proof medical center.” Having a Medical center that is resistant to hurricanes and storms is a progressive advancement for the campus and advantageous against the unpredictable weather that tends to fall upon Miami.
Mount Sinai Medical Center doesn’t plan to stop at the expansion of their Miami Beach location. Chief Executive Officer Steven Sonenreich gives insight into their further expansion plans, “We also plan to open an emergency department with 24 bays in Hialeah.”
The department in Hialeah is laid out to be 63,000 square feet over four acres of property. Sonenreich gives details on the location of the new Hialeah emergency department, “It will be located right off the Palmetto Expressway and south of Palmetto General Hospital at 6050 W 20th Ave., Hialeah.”
The new emergency department, while being owned by Mount Sinai Medical Center, will also be similar to its own free-standing emergency department. The model is based off the first free-standing emergency department which is based in Aventura. The location is built to accommodate up to 30,000 annual patient visits on a consistent basis.
According to Sonenreich this expansion will offer not only added space for medical attention, but will also bring additional jobs to the community. “The first floor of the building will be the emergency department and the second and third floors will have physician and clinical office spaces and offer other diagnostic services,” Mr. Sonenreich said. “In regards to staffing, we are looking at hiring approximately 100 employees and 15 to 20 board-certified physicians.”
Currently both projects are staying in line with their allocated budgets and time lines and are still set to be complete by the end of 2018. Sonenreich, himself, confirmed this. “As of right now, everything is being completed on time and is on budget.”
“We are looking forward,” he continued on to express his excitement, “to opening our newest buildings, welcoming new patients and serving the community as a whole.”
With the addition of these departments to the Mount Sinai Medical Centers, things are looking great for the Mount Sinai Medical centers in general. Mount Sinai is working hard to fill a need in the area for medical attention, being sure that the center is weather proof and up to date, while bringing jobs to the local community.