Project at


Baptist Health South Florida


Gresham, Smith and Partners


West Kendall, FL


Healthcare, Medical


in progress

The project consists of a build-out of an off-campus, 24/7 Freestanding Emergency Care Facility (FSECF) in West Kendall, Miami, and it will be the first of its kind to be built by Baptist through-out South Florida.

This building is composed of CMU walls cladded in aluminum composite panels and glazed with Level E missile impact resistant curtain walls, rated to withstand high-velocity hurricane force wind loads.  The central clinical area is lit with natural day lighting provided by a clerestory space, which will benefit the patients in the treatment room through glass doors.  The building has a main entry covered drive on the north for walk-in patients and a covered ambulance drive for transfer patients on the South. The project also includes a 213-car surface parking lot, a separate exterior stair access for the mechanical penthouse located on the roof, and an emergency power generator with associated enclosure walls.

Clinically, the facility will accommodate 1 bereavement/consultation room, 2 first care/triage rooms, 12 treatment rooms (including Isolation rooms), 2 resuscitation rooms (1 bariatric), a results lounge area with 8 patient stations (2 stretchers & 6 chairs), 1 decontamination room, 1 CT scan room, 1 radiology/Fluoro room, 1 lab, 1 medication room, 1 clean supply/equipment room, 1 soiled hold, 1 receiving/bulk storage room, and ancillary support areas for patients and staff. This is an Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) reviewable project.

The project is scheduled to be completed in 10 months and ready for occupancy on September 4, 2018.