Mount Sinai Surgical Tower and Emergency Center Open

Susan Askew
Susan Askew

Mount Sinai Surgical Tower and Emergency Center Open:

$275 million project includes state of the art facilities

Mount Sinai’s new seven-story Skolnick Surgical Tower and 34,000 sq ft Hildebrandt Emergency Center open today on the hospital’s main campus.
“The $275 million construction project combines highly advanced diagnostic technologies and treatments with a tranquil and healing environment, designed to enhance the patient, caregiver, and visitor experience,” according to a press release from the hospital.
“The Skolnick Surgical Tower is the most advanced surgical facility in South Florida and houses 12 integrated operating rooms with technology that promotes personalization for both patients and surgeons,” according to the hospital. “These operating rooms allow for seamless communication with the control booth, pathology room, and other operating rooms, and can broadcast audio and video to other locations, even internationally.” 
There are 154 rooms in the surgical center, each with a bay view. The Hildebrandt Emergency Center has 50 treatment rooms and six designated behavioral health rooms for psychiatric and/or psychological evaluations. It can accommodate 75,000 patient visits per year.
The new facilities are built to withstand sustained hurricane-force winds and rising water from storms. Both the surgical tower and emergency center have hurricane-resistant windows and roofs, reinforced walls and generators capable of powering the entire campus for over a week. In partnership with the City of Miami Beach, the Hildebrandt Emergency Center will now house the City’s Emergency Command Center on its second floor.
“The project is also a catalyst for the Mount Sinai Arts Program, a partnership in which custom-curated artwork will be displayed throughout the new facilities,” according to the hospital. The program adheres to the philosophy of Barry Skolnick, the incoming Vice Chair of Mount Sinai’s Board of Trustees, who believes art can be healing and comforting. The Surgical Center is named for Skolnick’s family.
Founded in 1949, Mount Sinai Medical Center is the largest, independent, private, not-for-private teaching hospital in South Florida. Its main campus is located at 4300 Alton Road in Miami Beach.
Images courtesy Mount Sinai Hospital

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