UHealth at SoLé Mia for an opening in early 2025
September 9, 2022 – After a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UHealth – The University of Miami Health System has taken major steps toward its envisioned future, opening a world-class medical center at SoLé Mia, the 184-acre mixed-use development in North Miami, a joint venture between the very respected LeFrak and Turnberry.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 9 included various guests from UHealth’s board of directors and medical leadership team, the LeFrak family, Jackie Soffer of Turnberry, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, and the Mayor of the City of North Miami, Philippe Bien-Aime.
The medical center will provide the communities of North Miami, Aventura and surrounding areas with access to academic medicine focused on healing, wellness and prevention, delivered by some of the brightest minds in medicine.
The seven-story, 363,000-square-foot medical center will include cancer specialists from the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only cancer center in South Florida to earn National Cancer Institute designation; advanced eye care from the nation’s #1 ranked eye hospital, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute; urological treatments at the Desai Sethi Institute of Urology; world-class care from nationally ranked neurology and neurosurgery programs; and specialties such as cardiology, endocrinology, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, dermatology, physical rehabilitation and others.
“As South Florida’s only academic health system, our mission is to transform lives in our community and around the world by delivering high-quality health care and innovation,” said Dr. Julio Frenk, president of the University of Miami. “This new facility, with the highly specialized care it will provide, builds on the university’s longstanding partnerships in South Florida.”
When completed in early 2025, UHealth at SoLé Mia will be the health system’s largest outpatient site to date. It will feature 110 examination rooms, 10 operating rooms, 33 clinical treatment units for cancer patients, open green space including a reflection garden, and ocean and lagoon views that will enhance the experience patients receiving extended services.
SoLé Mia, Miami’s next city within a city, is the ultimate destination in North Miami. The expanse of the site has provided LeFrak and Turnberry with the opportunity to create a vibrant community of residential, retail and other business options while emphasizing recreation and well-being in the middle. of over 30 acres of open space at SoLé Mia.
“UHealth at SoLé Mia will set the standard for high-level healthcare in this community,” added Dipen J. Parekh, MD, Chief Operating Officer of UHealth, Founding Director of Desai Sethi Urology Institute and Executive Director. in Clinical Affairs at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “Building this iconic facility will improve access to healthcare for everyone in this region, which is in line with our mission to advance medicine and serve more patients.
UHealth at SoLé Mia is expected to open in 2025. By then, more than $1.2 billion will have been invested in infrastructure and development at SoLé Mia, creating thousands of jobs in the North Miami community .
“I am extremely positive about the growth of South Florida and North Miami, which will impact and accelerate the development of SoLé Mia, contributing to the economy of the county and the region,” said Richard LeFrak. , President and CEO of LeFrak. “UHealth at SoLé Mia is a significant addition to our planned community which will also include state-of-the-art residences, shops, restaurants and open spaces. From now on, our residents will have access to the highest quality health care.
Jackie Soffer, President and CEO of Turnberry, said, “With its world-class medical care, the University of Miami healthcare system is one of the vital pieces of equipment that will allow Miami-Dade to continue to grow and prosper. Additionally, the addition of UHealth to SoLé Mia will enrich the surrounding North Miami community and further enhance its appeal as a place to live and work.
“We were delighted to welcome President Frenk and Mayors Levine Cava and Bien-Aime to SoLé Mia to mark this important milestone,” said Soffer.
Mayor Levine Cava praised the project and its community design. Her previous work experience has made her “deeply aware of the critical need for quality healthcare and for that care to be accessible to all”, she said.
“This visionary space, this gem in the making demonstrates a commitment to a community focused on healthy living, and now anchored by a world-class healthcare facility.”