Mount Sinai Medical Center & Miami Heart Institute

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Mount Sinai Medical Center is a hospital located at 4300 Alton Road in Miami Beach, Florida, and is the largest independent non-profit hospital in South Florida. The institution was incorporated on March 11, 1946, and opened on its current location on December 4, 1949. This institution is not affiliated with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine or Mount Sinai Hospital, established in 1852 in New York.

Mount Sinai Medical Center includes six locations throughout Miami-Dade County. In 2009, Mount Sinai Medical Center began an affiliation with Columbia University, allowing for students and patients to treat, research, and study between Miami and New York City. As part of the affiliation, the Mount Sinai Heart Institute and the Columbia University Divisions of Cardiology and Urology at Mount Sinai were created.

Today, the medical center has 672 beds and five satellite locations throughout Miami-Dade. These include a freestanding emergency department, physician offices, diagnostic center and cancer center in Aventura, physician offices in Coral Gables, Hialeah and Key Biscayne and a diagnostic catheterization and sleep lab in Coral Gables. Mount Sinai includes more than 700 physicians, 3,500 employees and 500 volunteers.

Miami Heart Institute[edit]

Mount Sinai Medical Center sold the Miami Heart Institute in February 2012. The hospital is being demolished and redeveloped as a luxury condo. Mount Sinai Medical Center is the only hospital and largest employer on Miami Beach.

Mount Sinai purchased Miami Heart Institute in 2000 for $75 million on the theory that consolidating the two hospitals would slowly ease the competition of the two nearby facilities and improve their image.[citation needed] Many of Miami Heart Institute's Doctors, nurses and skilled technical staff where transferred over to Mount Sinai as part of the acquisition.

Mount Sinai Medical Center[edit]

Mount Sinai Medical Center provides following clinical services:

Mount Sinai currently has 15 different buildings/pavilions and they are as follows:

  • Ascher Building
  • Blum Pavilion
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • De Hirsch Meyer Tower (Main Building)
  • Energy Building
  • Golden Medical Office Building
  • Greene Pavilion
  • Greenspan Pavilion
  • Gumenick Ambulatory Surgical Center
  • Knight MRI Center
  • Lowenstein Building
  • Simon Medical Office Building
  • Orovitz Emergency Building
  • Pearlman Research Facility
  • Warner Pavilion


Laila Ali a former professional boxer, and daughter of world famous boxer Muhammad Ali, was born in the hospital.

Maurice Gibb a musician, singer and songwriter from Douglas, Isle of Man Who was a former member of the popular music group The Bee Gees, died at the hospital.[1]

Michael Glyn Brown, a former hand surgeon from Houston involved in legal disputes, died at the hospital.[2]

Vic Damone, a singer and actor, from Brooklyn died at the hospital.[3]

Zaha Hadid, a architect from Iraq, died at the hospital[4]


  1. ^ "Bee Gee Gibb Died Of Inherited Condition".
  2. ^ Daily Mail Reporter. "Doctors switch off disgraced hand surgeon's life support 2 weeks after he was found incoherent in his closet following suicide attempt." The Daily Mail. November 8, 2013. Retrieved on November 10, 2013
  3. ^ "Legendary Crooner Vic Damone Dead At 89".
  4. ^ Pentón, Mario J. "Zaha Hadid, world's only superstar female architect, dies in Miami Beach". miamiherald.

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Coordinates: 25°48′47″N 80°8′27″W / 25.81306°N 80.14083°W / 25.81306; -80.14083