Robins & Morton breaks ground on Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida
Robins & Morton celebrated groundbreaking Friday for the new Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida. The new facility will consolidate outpatient clinical services, a dedicated cancer research facility and signature technology platforms, including the first proton therapy center in South Florida under one roof. It will also offer diagnostic imaging, infusion chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant services. The $430 Million facility is scheduled to open in 2016 with construction value estimated at $177 Million.
“The Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida will be recognized as a world-class destination for providing evidence-based, individualized care for our patients,” said Brian E. Keeley, president and CEO of Baptist Health South Florida. “It will be a state-of-the-art facility that will be unmatched in our region in terms of clinical excellence and advanced cancer care, and we are recruiting nationally renowned experts to lead the Institute.”
The 444,000-square-foot cancer institute will include a 295,000-square-foot clinical cancer center and a 149,000-square-foot research facility. Designed especially for cancer patients, a new inpatient floor will connect Baptist Hospital to the Cancer Institute. There also will be two parking garages with 1,200 spaces for the convenience of patients and their families. The stunning, four-story facility is designed by Miami-based MGE Architects and Portland-based ZGF Architects, both renowned for creating healthcare spaces that are beautiful and patient-centered.
About Baptist Health South Florida Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital) and more than 30 outpatient and urgent care facilities spanning three counties. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has more than 15,000 employees and 2,200 affiliated physicians, and also includes Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Outpatient Services and internationally renowned centers of excellence. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities. Baptist Health was just listed by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America (#19 in the nation and #1 in Florida) and has remained on the list for 14 consecutive years. It was also recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the third year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute. Visit BaptistHealth.net.
About Robins & Morton Founded in 1946, Robins & Morton is a privately held engineering and construction firm that consistently ranks among the 100 largest U.S. contractors in Engineering News-Record Magazine and Modern Healthcare magazine’s list of Top five Healthcare Contractors. The company has also been named one of the best mid-sized companies to work for in America because of its worker-friendly and family-friendly practices. Robins & Morton is based in Birmingham, Ala. with offices in Dallas, Texas; Huntsville, Ala.; Orlando, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. For more information, visit www.robinsmorton.com.