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For Immediate Release:
December 17, 2020
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Manuel Orbis, Jr.

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Acting Chairwoman Sosa brings a new Jackson Health System facility to her district


Miami-Dade County – On December 15, 2020, County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution, sponsored by Acting Chairwoman Sosa, to bring a freestanding emergency department and medical offices to her district near SW 8th Street and Galiano Avenue. Additionally, the property and funding for the construction were secured thanks to the efforts of Acting Chairwoman Sosa.

“The COVID-19 outbreak has highlighted the importance of providing our residents with access to high-quality health care,” said Acting Chairwoman Sosa. “Jackson Health System provides an incredible level of services, and I am so happy to finally have them in the district I represent. I want to thank all my colleagues for their support of this initiative that I know will greatly benefit the community for many more years to come. I can’t wait for this facility to open and begin serving the public.”

Acting Chairwoman Sosa’s legislation approves a project by the Public Health Trust to build and operate a freestanding emergency department and medical offices at a property located at 3737 SW 8th street, Coral Gables, FL 33134. The County secured the property in December 2018 for $8.4M following a resolution from Acting Chairwoman Sosa allocating $7.5M of the purchase price from Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond Program No. 310 (approved by the voters in 2004) and the balance from the Jackson Miracle-Building Bond Program and Jackson Health System capital contributions. Likewise, in October of this year, Acting Chairwoman Sosa sponsored $1M towards the construction of the project from the Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond (“Bond”) Program No. 305 (also approved by the voters in 2004). The proposed emergency department will consist of a CT Scanner and Radiology/Fluoroscopy, two resuscitation rooms, eight exam rooms, and support spaces. The medical offices will have six exam rooms and support spaces where primary care, cardiology, gastroenterology, and orthopedic services will be provided.