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FIU Health opens its doors to South Florida community


Physicians with the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University are now available to see patients through FIU Health, a unified system that provides access to world-class care. Unveiled today to community leaders, FIU Health includes many of the best doctors in South Florida, in addition to nationally renowned medical faculty recruited by FIU to teach in the College of Medicine.

“When we made the case for this medical school, we said that it would help our community by educating new doctors and providing expanded access to medical services,” said FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg. “The first part of that promise we will fulfill next year when we graduate our first class of physicians. Today, we honor the rest of the promise by inviting members of our community to come receive excellent care from FIU Health providers.”

FIU Health is a gateway for coordinated access to some of South Florida’s top specialists and providers at leading hospital affiliates including Baptist Health South Florida, Broward Health, Cleveland Clinic of Florida, Jackson Health System, Memorial Healthcare System, Mercy Hospital, Miami Children’s Hospital, and Mount Sinai Medical Center.

“FIU Health physicians meet the highest standards in their fields,” said Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and the Founding Dean of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Dr. John A. Rock. “We have recruited them to teach our students and now we offer them to our community under a unified system that will produce excellent quality of care.”

Currently, FIU Health’s main office is the Faculty Group Practice, located at FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus, 885 S.W. 109th Ave. in West Miami-Dade, where patients can see family physicians and various specialists. As FIU Health grows, plans are underway to expand on-campus services through a 100,000 square foot complex that will house an ambulatory care center, an ambulatory surgery center and a medical office building, scheduled to open in 2014. Additional clinical sites are also planned.

“FIU Health is the umbrella under which we will provide our community all the services and health expertise that FIU faculty have across disciplines,” Rock said. “We are creating an environment that will assist our community in preventing disease and will provide culturally-sensitive care of the highest quality.”

FIU Health also will include services provided by FIU faculty from College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and College of Arts and Sciences.

To make an appointment with an FIU Health physician, call 305-FIU-DOCS (348-3627).