Ground has been broken on the University of Miami’s UHealth at SoLé Mia medical facility in North Miami, Florida, US.

Once completed, UHealth at SoLé Mia is expected to become UHealth’s largest ambulant location.

It will offer medical care to patients in North Miami-Dade and South Broward counties of Florida.

Construction of the seven-story, 363,000ft2 medical centre is expected to complete in 2025.

The new facility is expected to serve as a health care destination with focus on healing, wellness, and prevention.

The medical centre will be modelled after UHealth’s Lennar Foundation Medical Center, which opened in December 2016 and is located on the University of Miami Coral Gables Campus.

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UHealth chief operating officer Dr. Dipen J. Parekh said: “UHealth at SoLé Mia will set the standard for top-flight health care in this community and patients will have access to specialties that are at the vanguard of medicine.”

University of Miami president Julio Frenk said: “Envisioning and then building a medical facility of this magnitude doesn’t happen by chance. It comes from a commitment to being a preeminent academic health system and from the people here today that are committed to excellence and improving access to health care.’’ 

In June, Encompass Health and Lee Healthcare, a completely owned subsidiary of Lee Health, announced the opening of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cape Coral in Florida, US.

Located at 1730 NE Pine Island Road, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Cape Coral is a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital.