Florida Medical Space
 Game Changers  
    Volume IV, Issue 25 | June 19, 2015 
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Engagements, Appointments & Accolades
From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com

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Jackson West is Official: Land Purchase Completed for West Dade Outpatient Facility 

A 27-acre parcel of land in west Miami-Dade was officially purchased by Jackson Health System on 6.12.15, paving the way for the construction of "Jackson West," an outpatient campus for adult and pediatric patients.


"Jackson is officially moving into one of Miami-Dade's fastest growing residential and commercial areas," said Carlos A. Migoya, president and CEO of Jackson Health System. 


The land, located just west of the Palmetto Expressway and on the north side of Northwest 25th Street in the City of Doral, will be developed into an outpatient campus for adults and pediatric patients.


A children's ambulatory center for specialized pediatric care and separate free-standing emergency room/urgent care centers for adults and children will be constructed and staffed.


The next step is the design phase of the project, which will include hiring an architect and builder. Construction is anticipated to take between 24 and 36 months.


"Jackson West" first got the green light in February, when it was approved by the Public Health Trust Board of Trustees, Jackson's governing body, and the Jackson Bond Citizens' Advisory Committee, which reviews projects funded by the Jackson Miracle-Building Bond program.



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West Boca Medical Center Receives Awards 


West Boca Medical Center recently accepted the Healthgrades 2015 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award? and the Healthgrades 2015 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award?. These accolades signify West Boca Medical Center's commitment to providing excellent care for women during childbirth, as well as during and after gynecologic surgeries and procedures.


"We have a longstanding reputation for providing outstanding care to women and babies in the community," said hospital CEO Mitch Feldman. "These distinctions are proof of our commitment to delivering high quality services on a daily basis."




News from Memorial Health System 


Meilani Mapa, MD, Joins Memorial Rehabilitation Institute   


The Memorial Rehabilitation Institute recently announced the employment of Meilani Mapa, MD, as Medical Director of Brain Injury and Quality.


She also joins the Memorial Physician Group and the physicians at the Memorial Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Alan Novick, MD, Ivor A. Nugent, MD, Keith J. Foster, MD, Janice M. Cohen, MD and Jeremy A. Jacobs, DO.


Latanya Benjamin joins Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and Memorial Physician Group


Latanya Benjamin, MD, is the first pediatric dermatologist to join the Memorial Physician Group and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, paving the way for future program initiatives in this field and working in collaboration with community physicians.


Dr. Benjamin is a board-certified pediatric dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon.