West Kendall Baptist Hospital
West Kendall Baptist Hospital opened April of 2011 for patient care and is the first completely new, non-replacement hospital built in Miami-Dade County in more than 35 years. The hospital was designed to be able to grow with the needs of the community and withstand a Category 5 storm, while also meeting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards consistent with Baptist Health’s organization-wide green initiatives program.
In March of 2015, West Kendall Baptist Hospital achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superior patient care. The 282,000-square-foot facility accommodates 133 licensed acute care inpatient beds and private patient rooms, and receives more than 40,000 emergency room visits annually.