$100M requested for JMH renovations

Miami Times staff report | 5/15/2014, 9 a.m.

County commissioners and finance committee members Tuesday requested $101 million from Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s to pay for Jackson Memorial Hospital’s aging facilities.

The first projects will be paid with $830 million in voter-approved bond money for Jackson Health System.

Specifically the requested money include $13.25 million for patient floor renovations at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Holtz Children’s Hospital, $8 million toward a new rehabilitation hospital, $5 million for a pediatric outpatient center, $2.3 million for floor renovations and radiology equipment at Jackson North Medical Center, and $4.5 million for trauma equipment, radiology equipment and a surgical robot at Jackson South Community Hospital.

The full County Commission will consider the request June 3.