Palm Springs General Hospital

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Larkin Community Hospital Palm Springs Campus[citation needed]
Location 1475 W 49th St, Hialeah, Miami-Dade, Florida[1] 33012
Care system Medicare (US), Medicaid[2]
Hospital type Acute Care[3] Private [4]
Standards The Joint Commission[5]
Emergency department Yes [6]
Beds 247.[2]

Larkin Community Hospital Palm Springs Campus is a 247 bed acute care hospital located in Hialeah, Florida and has grown to be one of the largest private hospitals in Florida. The hospital offers a wide array of services. Services include orthopedics, (hips, knees, shoulders) cardiac implants, pacemakers, and other major spinal procedures. Other services include Interventional radiological procedures including the less invasive, Endovascular aneurysm repair of abdominal aortic aneuryisms (AAA) which requires a short inpatient stay as compared to the traditional open surgery which requires at least an 8- to 10-day recovery.[7]


In 1965, the hospital opened in what was then the rural outskirts of Hialeah in northwest Miami-Dade County, Florida. As dramatic growth elevated Hialeah to the eight largest city in the State of Florida, Palm Springs General Hospital has grown to be one of the largest privately owned hospitals in the state. Due to the rapid influx of Hispanic-Americans, the hospital became largely bilingual in both Spanish and English as well as Haitian Creole.[7]

Over the years, Palm Springs General Hospital has been through new renovations and construction. In 1995, a complete renovation was undertaken of the Intensive Care Unit, and in 2004 a 24 bed Emergency Department was built alongside the hospital. Over time, its Outpatient Services and GI Departments were expanded, and a Laparoscopic Surgery Center was opened. In 2013 a Cardiac Catheterization Unit was opened.[7]


In February 2016, the hospital was sold to another Miami health care provider, Larkin Community Hospital, for $40 million.[8][9]