Mount Sinai Medical Center has added a new emergency room and a seven-story surgical tower, both located in the rear of the Miami Beach hospital. The surgical tower has 12 operating rooms and 154 private patient rooms with views of Biscayne Bay.
By Johnny Diaz South Florida Sun Sentinel 01/26/2019
Mount Sinai Medical Center is growing in Miami Beach. The city’s only hospital has expanded with a 34,000-square-foot emergency center and a seven-story surgical tower at 4300 Alton Road. Both projects, which cost $275 million, took three years to build.
The Hildebrandt Emergency Center has 50 treatment rooms and six rooms for psychiatric and psychological evaluations. The facility also includes two ultrasound machines and a CT scan machine.
The previous emergency center handled about 15,000 patients each year. The new facility, which is three times the size of the previous ER, will be able to treat about 75,000 people annually. Officials say that the emergency center needed to expand to accommodate the growing needs of Miami Beach’s population where one in four residents do not have health insurance and more than 16 percent of the population is over the age of 65, according to the U.S. Census.
“Mount Sinai understands that as the only emergency facility in Miami Beach, it is important to serve all residents and visitors, regardless of their ability to pay,” said Mark Hildebrandt, chairman of the board of trustees at the hospital which has been at its current location for 70 years
The surgical tower has 12 operating rooms and 154 private patient rooms with views of Biscayne Bay. There is also a two-story atrium, courtyard and curated art from Miami artists.
“Every aspect of this project has been strategically designed for patients’ physical and emotional care,” Hildebrandt said.
Both buildings, which officially open Feb. 2, are located in the rear of the medical campus.