New Pinecrest Baptist Health Building Opens
A gleaming new building now greets people at 13101 South Dixie Highway where the old Post Office used to stand.
The four-story structure holds Baptist Health South Florida’s latest hub-based primary care facility. The building also hosts other medical practices and physicians, including South Florida ENT, HeartWell and Kings Bay Pediatrics (relocated from SW 144th Street).
Baptist’s Director of Physician Practice Operations Chris Grant explains, “In our world, a hub facility means we have multiple disciplines and specialties all designed to work together in one space. In this facility we have primary care, ambulatory spine medicine, sports medicine and endocrinology, all centered around the hub in their own pod workspaces.”
Chris Grant added, “This is our envisioned primary care redesign. We took all our knowledge from prior facilities and looked at best practices from around the globe to reach this suite design. You’ll see vast open spaces, no glass enclosures to separate you from the medical staff, collaborative spaces and plenty of windows. We also have passages designed to make it easy for staff to easily reach other team members.”
My tour of the facility showed the thought put into all aspects of the design. The discipline hubs flowed into each other, yet functioned as independent operation centers. Exam rooms were roomy and equipped with computers that helped doctors stay in the room, rather than have to seek information and patient records elsewhere.
There is on-site blood spinning and diagnostics. The facility also boasts state-of-the-art radiology equipment.
Finally, the doctors work from desks in an open suite environment instead of in offices with doors.
Both Baptist’s hub facility and Kings Bay Pediatrics actually started operations on January 9th, 2017 and it is expected that the entire building will be occupied by medical practitioners and fully operational by mid-June. On February 21st, Baptist held a grand opening event for neighborhood VIPs to get a tour.
Besides the building’s attention to facility layout, the parking is also designed to be convenient. There is a huge, covered porte-cochere for drop off and hundreds of spaces, most of which are covered and conveniently located close to the entrances.
Grant concluded, “We are thrilled to be in Pinecrest and we believe our building enhances and reflects the community. In every respect, it has been a true partnership between Baptist Heal Primary Care and Pinecrest.”