Robins & Morton recently celebrated groundbreaking for the new Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida. The new facility will consolidate under one roof outpatient clinical services, a dedicated cancer research facility and signature technology platforms, including the first proton therapy center in South Florida. 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. 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,” said Brian E. Keeley, president and CEO of Baptist Health South Florida.
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 between Baptist Hospital and 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.