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Baptist Health Reaches Construction Milestone on West Kendall Baptist Hospital Expansion Project

MIAMI, FL – November 17, 2022 – Baptist Health announced today that it has reached a new construction milestone on the highly anticipated clinical expansion project at Baptist Health West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Nearly one year after the facility’s official “topping-out” ceremony, the hospital celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the East Pavilion.

Opening in phases through March 2023, the new four-story East Pavilion at West Kendall Baptist Hospital will feature an emergency department that is double the size of the original to better fit the growing needs of the community. The third and fourth floors of the building are completely dedicated to supporting inpatient services, with 70 new private rooms. The project also features an expanded ambulatory drop-off area, a cardiac catherization lab, progressive care services, an interventional radiology suite and more. All inpatient care rooms have been completed and are currently available for patients, with the emergency department opening in December and other add-ons expected by early next year.

“Since arriving in the West Kendall community over a decade ago, we at Baptist Health have maintained a standing commitment to serving the community by offering superior and in-demand health and wellness services,” said Lourdes A. Boue, chief executive officer of West Kendall Baptist Hospital. “After years of working diligently on an expansion that will directly benefit our patients, we couldn’t be more thrilled to finally be opening our doors.”

The design of the new tower mirrors the Mediterranean-style aesthetic of the existing hospital and includes the same eco-friendly features that earned the hospital LEED Gold Certification for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design – a green building certification program used worldwide.

When the campus first opened in 2011, West Kendall Baptist Hospital was recognized as Miami-Dade County’s first non-replacement hospital in over 35 years, with the goal of helping residents live healthier, safer, and more fulfilling lives. Recently, West Kendall Baptist Hospital doubled down on its commitment to the community by purchasing over 17 acres of land on site for future services.

For more information, please visit https://baptisthealth.net/locations/hospitals/west-kendall-baptist-hospital.

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Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 26,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.