South Florida Hospital News
Wednesday June 26, 2019
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April 2019 - Volume 15 - Issue 10

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Kendall Regional Medical Center Becomes a Leading Healthcare Provider in Doral with the Opening of the City’s First Ever Freestanding Emergency Room

With Doral being the fastest growing city in Florida, healthcare is a topic that has been on the minds of the city’s 68,000 residents for a few years now. Fortunately, Kendall Regional Medical and Trauma Center is opening the first ever freestanding Emergency Room in Doral, making them the leading healthcare provider in the thriving city. The hospital celebrated their $10 million project with a VIP Ribbon Cutting that brought together the City of Doral government, Miami-Dade County Commissioners, State Representatives, City of Doral Police and Fire Rescue, Doral Homeowner Associations and many more.

The freestanding emergency room will offer full service emergency care (including pediatrics) within the 10,500-square-foot facility.
 
“The advantage to coming to our facility is that we’re a full-service emergency department,” says Joseph Averbach, M.D., medical director of emergency medicine for Kendall Regional Medical Center. “We can offer all services: CAT scan, ultrasound and complete on-site lab services, unlike an urgent care.” Also of note: the center is staffed by board certified emergency medicine physicians and nurses. Says Dr. Averbach, “We can handle the sicker patients.”
 
Growing in popularity around the country, freestanding emergency rooms offer the same benefits and quality of care as hospital emergency rooms, operating 24 hours a day and making use of high-tech diagnostic tools. Freestanding ER’s are legally required to operate 24 hours a day, are always staffed with on-site doctors and provide all members of the community with a medical screening. The Doral center offers patients access to more than 40 medical personnel and was initially conceived as a way to address the lack of emergency services in the area.
 
“It’s a true honor and pleasure to be the medical director of Kendall Regional Medical Center’s Doral Emergency Room Department,” says Dr. Averbach of the 11-bed center, which has a sister freestanding ER in Town & Country. “On behalf of myself and my team of doctors, we look forward to being a part of and working for the Doral community.”
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