Landing May Get
Mount Sinai Hospital
Sinai Medical Center filed an application with the
state of Florida in October 2005 to build a $185 million
hospital on a four-acre site located within the Biscayne
Landing development. The hospital would service Biscayne
Landing residents as well as other residents throughout
North Miami and surrounding areas.
15-story, 388,000 sq. ft. hospital would have 116
beds and all private patient rooms. The not-for-profit
teaching hospital is looking to add a second hospital
to its Miami Beach facility, which would transfer
some of its allotted beds to the new hospital. The
project would be funded by philanthropy, debt and
equity, Mount Sinai said in a press release.
expansion will make Mount Sinai's unique brand of
high-caliber medicine easily accessible to a greater
portion of the community," said Laurans Mendelson,
who chairs Mount Sinai's board of trustees.
North Miami hospital would have comprehensive primary-
and secondary-level inpatient and outpatient services,
including emergency medicine, intensive care, surgical
and obstetric services. It would have 500 to 600 full-time
Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration will
issue an initial recommendation on Mount Sinai's application
by Dec. 19, 2005. The city of North Miami, which is
is partnering with the developers of Biscayne Landing,
supports the new hospital project.
"The city is experiencing an unprecedented economic
boom that will certainly increase population benchmarks,"
North Miami Mayor Kevin Burns said. "This population
increase will be reflective of countywide trends,
thus increasing health care demands in our community."