CORAL GABLES, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Lennar Foundation, the charitable arm of The Lennar Corporation, one of the nation’s largest builders of quality homes, has given a lead gift of $50 million to name the UHealth at Coral Gables ambulatory center. A ceremonial groundbreaking event for The Lennar Foundation Medical Center took place yesterday afternoon.
To be located on the University of Miami Coral Gables campus, this 200,000-square-foot outpatient center will provide easy access to UHealth’s leading physicians for surrounding communities as well as UM students, faculty, and staff. It is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2016.
"Lennar was born 60 years ago, in 1954, building homes in the South Dade community,” said Marshall Ames, Chairman of The Lennar Foundation. “Our first office was in a home we built on Coral Way and SW 87th Avenue. Our roots, and our home office, have been here for all of those 60 years. Our Lennar Foundation was created in 1989 with the express purpose of giving back to the communities where we have built homes, the communities that helped us become the company we are. It is therefore somewhat full circle that today, at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, we can help the residents of South Dade receive quality medical care right here in their community.”
The Lennar Foundation Medical Center will deliver premier services of the UM Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and the University of Miami Health System, including specialty care by the renowned Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, ranked the No. 1 eye hospital in the nation for the past 11 years. The facility will also include urgent care, outpatient surgery, men’s and women’s health, sports medicine, physical therapy, diagnostic imaging, radiation oncology, and other UHealth subspecialties. Future plans include moving the UM Student Health Center from the academic core of the campus to the new UHealth Coral Gables facility, giving students convenient access to the UM medical specialties under one roof.
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