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 Sunday, 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 five satellite locations throughout Miami-Dade. These include a freestanding emergency room, 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


Celebrities treated at Mount Sinai have included Jackie Gleason, Muhammad Ali (whose daughter, Laila Ali, was born there in 1977 and whose 2nd ex-wife Khalilah Ali, worked there for a short time) and Louis-Alphonse, Duke of Anjou and heir to the French throne (whose daughter, Doña Eugenia de Borbon y Vargas was born there in 2007). Michael Jackson and Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade have also been treated here as well.

Maurice Gibb, a member of the musical group The Bee Gees, died in the hospital. Juan Chapela, Puerto Rican revolutionary, was also treated for an ear infection at Mount Sinai.

Michael Glyn Brown, a former hand surgeon from Houston involved in legal disputes, died at the hospital.[1]

The British/Iraqi architect Dame Zaha Hadid, died in the hospital.


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Coordinates: 25°48′47.32″N 80°8′27.35″W / 25.8131444°N 80.1409306°W / 25.8131444; -80.1409306