World-Class Healthcare Options

Health and wellness programs help promote Miami’s well-known reputation for endless recreational and outdoor activities. The healthcare community in Miami is as wide as it is deep with 30 hospitals covering every specialty available and some of the leading specialty care centers in the world, including the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute which has been the country’s best in ophthalmology for 15 consecutive years. Miami-Dade’s healthcare providers are among the best in the world. The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, UHealth and Jackson Memorial Medical Center provide the foundation for the Miami Health District, one of the nation’s largest health districts and a nationally acclaimed academic center for clinical care and research.

Baptist Health South Florida is one of the fastest growing health systems including its renowned Miami Cancer Institute and Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute. Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, formerly Miami Children’s, is one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation, renowned for excellence in pediatric medicine.

Throughout Miami-Dade, residents can easily access community hospitals that provide high-quality healthcare services in convenient locations. In addition to UM, Florida International University’s College of Medicine and Barry University’s School of Podiatry provide training for the next generation of medical professionals.

Major Hospitals in Miami-Dade County & Number of Beds

  • Hospital
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Baptist Hospital of Miami
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • University of Miami Hospital
  • Mercy Hospital
  • South Miami Hospital
  • Kendall Regional Medical Center
  • Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
  • Jackson North Medical Center
  • Hialeah Hospital
  • Palmetto General Hospital
  • North Shore Medical Center
  • Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
  • Doctors Hospital
  • Jackson South Community Hospital
  • Metropolitan Hospital of Miami
  • Homestead Hospital
  • West Kendall Baptist Hospital
  • Westchester General Hospital
  • Number of Beds
  • 1,498
  • 680
  • 672
  • 560
  • 473
  • 452
  • 412
  • 407
  • 382
  • 378
  • 360
  • 357
  • 289
  • 281
  • 226
  • 146
  • 142
  • 133
  • 125

Licensed Health Care Practitioners in Miami-Dade County

  • Occupation
  • Chiropractors
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Masssage Therapists
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Optometrists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physicians of Medicine
  • Physicians of Osteopathy
  • Podiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Number
  • 378
  • 6,890
  • 6,152
  • 85
  • 733
  • 251
  • 1,078
  • 7,177
  • 425
  • 215
  • 755
  • 19,545

Source: Bureau of Economic and Business Research, 2013
http://www.bebr.ufl.edu/data/series/catalog/alphabetical/h

More than 700 physicians serve patients at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, a 407-bed acute care facility, which provides inpatient and outpatient diagnostics, medical services, surgery and cancer treatment. An expanded section of the hospital features 243 private rooms with private baths, a 28-bed emergency department, a surgical services suite with 10 operating rooms and two intensive care units.

www.aventurahospital.com

More than 700 physicians serve patients at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, a 407-bed acute care facility, which provides inpatient and outpatient diagnostics, medical services, surgery and cancer treatment. An expanded section of the hospital features 243 private rooms with private baths, a 28-bed emergency department, a surgical services suite with 10 operating rooms and two intensive care units.

www.baptisthealth.net

Hialeah Hospital offers a broad range of health care services, including 24-hour emergency care, a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and a surgical weight loss program that has been designated a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery.

www.hialeahhosp.com

With 1,892 beds, Jackson Memorial Hospital is the centerpiece of the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the Miami area. It is a major teaching hospital for the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. Jackson also is home to the Ryder Trauma Center, the region’s only Level I Trauma Center. The hospital’s burn-treatment center is one of only three in Florida verified by the American Burn Association. Jackson shares the same address as its affiliate Holtz Children’s Hospital.

www.jacksonhealth.org

A seven time winner of the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® National Benchmark award, Kendall Regional Medical Center is a 412-bed, full-service hospital in southwest Miami-Dade County. The hospital recently received a Level II Trauma Center designation by the Florida Department of Health.

www.kendallmed.com

This 473-bed acute care facility has more than 700 affiliated physicians representing 27 specialties. Mercy opened in 1950 with hospital staff provided by the Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine, Florida. Mercy has “centers of excellence,” or medical specialties, that the Cyberknife Institute, the Heart Center, the Maternity and Women’s Health Center, the Miami Cancer Center, the Minimally Invasive Surgical Institute, the Orthopedic Institute, and the Surgical Weight Loss Center. Mercy has received the Magnet designation for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

www.mercymiami.com

Mount Sinai Medical Center is an independent, non-profit teaching hospital. The hospital has 608 beds at its main campus in Miami Beach and operates a free-standing emergency room in Aventura as well as satellite outpatient centers in other cities. The hospital had 22,126 admissions, performed 5,661 annual inpatient and 6,177 outpatient surgeries, and its emergency room had 63,205 visits in the latest year for which data are available. U.S. News & World Report ranked Mount Sinai as the fourth-best hospital in the Miami area and 11th-best in the state of Florida.

www.msmc.com

South Florida’s only licensed, free-standing hospital exclusively for children has 272 beds and affiliations with more than 650 attending physicians. The hospital had 11,550 admissions, performed 3,181 annual inpatient and 7,424 outpatient surgeries, and its emergency room had 91,901 visits in the most recent year reported. According to a survey of the best children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Nicklaus Children’s has eight nationally ranked pediatric care programs.

www.nicklauschildrens.org

Located in Hialeah, Palmetto General Hospital is a 360-bed acute care hospital with more than  2,000 employees and medical staff. The hospital offers a broad range of services, including adult and pediatric emergency rooms, a cardiac program that includes both medical and surgical services, a bariatric program that has been designated a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery and a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence as designated by the American College of Radiology.

www.palmettogeneral.com

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