UHealth – University of Miami Health System: Revolutionizing Modern Healthcare
The University of Miami (UM) has always been a respected medical community, and with the acquisition of what would be named University of Miami Hospital in late 2007, the institution revolutionized modern health care in the region.
Today UHealth – University of Miami Health System is comprised of the Miller School of Medicine, which includes the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, which has been ranked #1 in the United States by U.S. World and News Report for the past 11 years. The University of Miami Hospital is known for its excellence in comprehensive cardiovascular care, bariatric surgery program, and minimally-invasive robotic surgery.
The Miller School of Medicine was the first medical school founded in Florida in 1952, and remains a leading center for patient care, research, and education both nationally and internationally. The Miller School serves more than five million patients annually, and consistently ranks in the top-third of medical schools in the US for research funding.
The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth, admits more than 1,300 inpatients and 288,000 outpatients each year. Sylvester’s research and treatment approach is specialized into 15 “site-disease groups,” with healthcare professionals focused on specific types of cancer.
A recent USD $2 million gift to the UHealth Sports Performance and Wellness Center will expand the collaborative effort between the Sports Medicine Division with other campus programs and institutions. Facilities continue to expand, with UHealth building a 200,000 square-foot ambulatory center on the Coral Gables campus, making it a significant draw for those in South America.