If you have an emergency in Miami Springs, the nearest hospitals include Hialeah Hospital (opened in 1951) and Palmetto General Hospital (opened in 1971). Both of the hospitals have served the area for decades, but are definitely old and due for an overhaul.
If you need to go to Hialeah Hospital, you can easily get caught by the train near west 21st street. If you’re on the west side of Springs and heading to Palmetto Hospital, you can also get caught with the Ludlam train.
However, a new hospital opening up in Doral may make it easier to avoid the trains, if not the traffic. The new hospital is part of the Jackson health system and is slated to be named the Jose Milton Memorial Hospital at Jackson West. It will be located at the former Incredible Universe / AAAA Universe property near NW 79th avenue and NW 25th street (just west of the Palmetto).
According to Jackson Health, “The Jackson West campus is designed to accommodate a 100-bed, acute care hospital…Other elements of the 275,000-square-foot Jackson West facility will include a primary and specialty children’s clinic, an adult specialty clinic, imaging/diagnostics, an emergency department and a children’s ambulatory pavilion. The campus will provide immediate access to medical care to more than 585,000 residents who live within five miles. One of Miami-Dade County’s most medically underserved areas will finally have easy access to Jackson’s unmatched medical care.”
CBS 4 Miami has the following video report on the new $250 Million project: