Case Study:
  • Health

Miami Cardiac and Vascular InstituteExpanding Miami’s Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Institute

Miami, Florida, USA

The Challenge

Design a state-of-the-art facility with space for new and specialized programs that enable multidisciplinary teams to collaborate and treat a growing number of patients and procedures.

The Design Solution

The expansion nearly doubles the size of the institute. Six new operating rooms are dedicated to neuroscience, cardiac, vascular and robotic surgery. Four new endovascular suites feature enlarged gallery viewing areas that facilitate enhanced teaching and learning opportunities. The expansion also includes the National Center for Aneurysm Therapy, the first of its type in the world, in addition to the Center for Structural Heart Therapy, Center for Critical Limb Ischemia and the Advanced Arrhythmia Therapy Center.

The Design Impact

Baptist Health’s Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute is the largest and most comprehensive facility of its type in South Florida. Researchers are working to discover new cardiovascular disease breakthroughs in the various centers that the project includes. The institute employs more than 70 doctors and 1,100 employees in a system that serves 125,000 patients annually.

Project Features

  • 65,000 square foot expansion
  • 50,000 square foot renovation
  • Six-room surgery and intervention suite
  • Procedure gallery
  • Advanced endovascular suites
  • Echocardiogram/peripheral vascular lab
  • LEED Silver certified

This expansion allows us to be at the forefront of medical innovation and provides the most current treatment options for our patients, while at the same time, prepares us to be in the position to care for health problems we haven’t even encountered yet.

Barry T. Katzen

M.D., Chief Medical Executive and founder of the Institute