The construction of the first Doral hospital is advancing into full swing. It is a $ 250 million project with a 100-bed hospital that is expected to be completed by May 2020.
“You have more than 60,000 people who live here full time, and approximately 50 to 70,000 people who work here,” said Carlos Migoya, President of Jackson Health System. “Demography and growth in Doral, justify a complete medical center.”
Migoya says the 585,000 residents who live in and around the Doral, Sweetwater and Miami Springs area have dealt with increasingly frustrating traffic.
“The fact is that Doral has grown enormously and if you look at the five-year plan, there will be more than 100,000 people living here ,” Migoya said.
Other hospital organizations went to court to try to stop the project, saying that Doral was already well served by existing hospitals.
“If you live in Doral, the nearest hospital is seven miles away ,” Migoya said. “Seven miles in Doral are like dog years because of traffic.”
The hospital will include a pediatric and adult emergency wing, a diagnostic center, outpatient clinics, a children’s clinic, a separate office, and a 100-bed inpatient hospital.
The construction costs are covered by a Jackson Health System bond and fund issue, which Migoya says is now making money.