Miami Dolphins and Baptist Health Break Ground on Wellness and Medical Complex at Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Gardens, FL, April 15, 2022 – The Miami Dolphins and Baptist Health broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art wellness and medical complex that will be open to the public and is located directly next to Baptist Health Training Complex and across the street from Hard Rock Stadium. Located in Miami Gardens, the two-story, 17,000 square foot facility will provide the community with first-in-class medical services and an exclusive Dolphins-thematic patient experience.
“We are excited to expand our partnership with Baptist Health to help better serve our community,” said Jeremy Walls, Chief Revenue Officer of the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium. “This will be an amazing opportunity for the public to experience world class care in a newly created and innovative space.”
The wellness and medical complex at Hard Rock Stadium will provide Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, and Physical Therapy services. The community will be able to receive treatment from the same Baptist Health physicians that treat the Miami Dolphins players, with clinical areas that overlook the team’s practice fields.
“Baptist Health and the Miami Dolphins have enjoyed a longtime partnership driven by the desire to positively impact our community,” said Javier Hernandez-Lichtl, CEO of Baptist Health’s Doctors Hospital and Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute. “This state-of-the-art facility allows us to provide the community with the opportunity to be treated by the same world-class physicians that treat South Florida’s best athletes while receiving an exclusive Dolphins-themed experience.”
The Baptist Health wellness and medical complex collaboration with the team is part of an extension of a decades-long relationship with the organization, with the entity serving as the Dolphins’ Official Medical Team and Official Wellness and Sports Medicine Provider. In July 2020, the Dolphins moved their training facility to Miami Gardens and opened the state-of-the-art Baptist Health Training Complex. Baptist Health is also a proud partner of the Miami Dolphins Foundation, working together on a series of initiatives around the health and safety of South Florida students, coaches, and parents to grow youth football participation in the region.
About Baptist Health
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 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 Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
About the Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins, owned by Chairman of the Board & Managing General Partner Stephen M. Ross, are the oldest major-league professional sports franchise in the state of Florida, having joined the NFL as part of the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. The organization has played in five Super Bowls, winning championships following the 1972 (VII) and 1973 (VIII) seasons. The franchise also has won five conference championships and 13 division championships. The Dolphins play home games in Miami Gardens at Hard Rock Stadium and have worked tirelessly to inspire a healthier, more educated, and united South Florida community. The organization has impacted more than 60,000 youth high school players, coaches and teams through the Junior Dolphins program and has worked with more than 100 South Florida organizations though Football UNITES™ presented by Baptist Health programming. For more information, visit dolphins.com.