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One of the cornerstones of Jackson’s storied history is its longstanding commitment to serving the people of Miami-Dade County. We are building upon that rich legacy by expanding our services into areas closer to where people live and work. Jackson Health System purchased land in Doral to build a new campus there – called Jackson West – to house a 100-bed acute hospital, an adult and pediatric emergency room, a children’s ambulatory pavilion, and a medical mall that would offer diagnostic services, chemotherapy, and same-day surgeries. Jackson West, located just west of the Palmetto Expressway and on the north side of Northwest 25th Street, will be custom-tailored to meet the unique communities growing in Doral, Miami Springs, Sweetwater, West Miami, Virginia Gardens – just as our other facilities meet the needs of the communities they serve.
100-Bed Hospital At Jackson West to be Named José Milton Memorial Hospital
The Jackson West campus will be anchored by a 100-bed, acute care hospital to be named José Milton Memorial Hospital. The José Milton Foundation made a $10 million gift to the Jackson Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of Jackson Health System.
In October 2016, community leaders, elected officials, and philanthropists gathered at the site of the future hospital for a ceremonial groundbreaking. Construction is expected to begin early 2017.
The new 210,000-square-foot facility will include a primary and specialty children’s clinic, an adult specialty clinic, imaging/diagnostics, an emergency department and a children’s ambulatory pavilion. With an anticipated opening in late 2019, José Milton Memorial Hospital will provide immediate access to medical care to more than 585,000 residents who live within 5 miles. One of Miami-Dade County’s most medically underserved areas will finally have easy access to Jackson’s unmatched medical care.
We look forward to working with our new neighbors and making Jackson West their healthcare provider of choice.
The History of Jackson West
In March 2015, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners unanimously supported Jackson Health System’s plan to purchase 27 acres in the City of Doral. The site will be the home of Jackson West, an outpatient campus for adult and pediatric patients. The plans were also approved by the Public Health Trust Board of Trustees, Jackson’s governing body, and the Jackson Bond Citizens’ Advisory Committee, which reviews all projects funded by the Jackson Miracle-Building Bond Program.
Jackson West will allow us to expand our world-class medical care into some of the county’s fastest-growing residential and commercial communities. Residents in these neighborhoods, including Doral, Westchester, Sweetwater, Hialeah and Miami Lakes – all of whom help fund Jackson’s mission – deserve access to our services closer to where they live, work, and play.
The parcel of land is located just west of the Palmetto Expressway and north of Northwest 25th Street. Anchored by José Milton Memorial Hospital, a new 100-bed acute care hospital, Jackson West will become a state-of-the-art outpatient medical center with a free-standing emergency room for adult and pediatric patients, as well as a long-planned children’s ambulatory center for specialized pediatric care.
Jackson negotiated a price of $38.5 million, below the average appraised value. Jackson is allocating $15 million of that amount from surplus funds, a result of sound fiscal planning and leadership. The rest of the project, including construction and equipment, will be funded through the Jackson Miracle-Building Bond program.
Jackson West will provide high-quality health care to one of our most densely populated, but medically underserved, areas. The future of medicine is in outpatient care, with patients, doctors, and insurance companies all wanting this faster, more efficient, lower-cost option to become more widely available.
We also want Jackson West to be a leader in children's services. UHealth – University of Miami Health System expert pediatricians remain the most exclusive provider of children's care for Jackson, and we are working with them closely as we expand into Doral.