Jackson Health System announced plans this week to open a sixth urgent care center, this one in Doral, as part of a countywide network of clinics planned by Miami-Dade’s public hospital system.
The Doral urgent care center, scheduled to open in 2017, will be located in a leased storefront at 7400 NW 104th Ave. in the Doral Commons shopping center.
“Our initial projection to build out and equip the center is $2.9 million,” CEO Carlos Migoya wrote in a memo to Miami-Dade commissioners.
The urgent care centers will be co-branded with Jackson’s longtime medical partner, the University of Miami Health System, as “UHealth @ Jackson.” The centers may be staffed by physicians from either institution, Migoya said Wednesday at a meeting of the Public Health Trust that governs Jackson.
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Jackson also plans to build a medical campus in Doral, including a 100-bed hospital, pediatric outpatient center, emergency room and physician offices on a 27-acre parcel located at 7800 NW 29th St. The cost to build out the medical campus is estimated at $253 million.
After the Doral medical campus received preliminary approval from Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration in December, five different hospitals in the region immediately challenged the state citing a potential loss of patients and other negative impacts, such as an inability to recruit and retain physicians.
Construction of the new centers, and improvements for leased facilities, are being funded through a combination of Jackson Health’s capital reserves and about $830 million in taxpayer funds approved by county voters in November 2013.