The University of Miami has announced a $50 million gift from the Lennar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Lennar Corporation, toward construction of an outpatient center on the UM Coral Gables campus.
To be named the Lennar Foundation Medical Center, the 200,000-square-foot facility will provide urgent care, outpatient surgery, men's and women's health, sports medicine, physical therapy, diagnostic imaging, and radiation oncology, as well as specialty care through the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, to the Coral Gables community. Future plans include moving the UM Student Health Center to the new facility, enabling students to access UM medical specialties under one roof. Construction of the facility is expected to be completed in the fall of 2016.
"This gift from the Lennar Foundation will impact health and medicine across all of south Florida," said Pascal J. Goldschmidt, the University of Miami’s senior vice president for medical affairs, dean of the Miller School of Medicine, and CEO of UHealth, the University of Miami Health System. "Every patient in south Florida will benefit from improved care as a result of this visionary gift. This facility will host the best doctors and nurses in the region, and they will deliver the most advanced health care for south Florida and beyond."