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Bike the Underline on March 21 and Glimpse the Future

Everyone in the UM community and beyond is invited to Bike the Underline on Saturday, March 21, when three MetroRail stations will be abuzz with activity—including free UHealth health screenings, performances by Frost School of Music students, free yoga and Zumba classes, guided bike tours, art exhibits, food, refreshments, and much more—all aimed at attracting and engaging cyclists along the 10-mile paved path under the Metrorail line.

Taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brickell, University, and South Miami MetroRail stations, the inaugural Bike the Underline celebration is part of Miami-Dade County’s Bike305 initiative, which began in 2013 with the designation of every March as Bike305 month. New this year, Bike the Underline will introduce residents to the dreams and plans to transform the underutilized stretch of pavement under the Metrorail into one of South Florida’s most iconic transportation corridors and linear parks.

To promote that vision and encourage residents to leave their cars and get on their bikes for exercise, transportation, and recreation, the following activities will take place at the following stations:

Brickell Station:

– Performances by the UM Frost School of Music’s Frost Horn Quartet, Classical Flute Duet, BLT Woodwind Trio, and Giroux/Udall Jazz Duo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; art exhibit by seniors

– Free yoga classes

– Food

– Water station

University Station:

– Free health risk screenings, including BMI (Body Mass Index), blood pressure, cholesterol, VO2Max and more, courtesy of the UHealthAware Team and the UM Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center

– Bike rodeo for kids to teach safe-cycling skills

– Free helmets for children

– Free water bottles, gags, and other giveaways

– Guided bike tour to the Coral Gables Museum for the ArtCycle/Underline exhibit

– Water station

South Miami Station:

– Free yoga and Zumba classes

– Free bike checks courtesy of Mack Cycle & Fitness

– Giveaways by Footworks

– Food trucks

– Bake sale with donations to South Miami Neighborhood Association

– Entertainment by John Martin’s entertainer Paddy Kelligan

– Free health checks courtesy of South Miami Hospital

– Guided bike tour of the Ludlam Trail

In addition to the three activated stations, there will be plenty of activity at the spit of land adjacent to U.S. 1 and Kendall Drive, where Project Dadeland will welcome Bike the Underline participants to plant and mulch the area and, over time, watch their labors blossom into a future park. All materials will be provided by Project Dadeland.

For more information, visit Bike305.





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Gift of $50 Million to Name UM’s New Health Care Facility

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Gift of $50 Million to Name UM’s New Health Care Facility

The Lennar Foundation Medical Center will deliver breakthrough health care to South Florida starting in 2016.

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When it opens in 2016, the Lennar Foundation Medical Center will deliver premier services of the Miller School of Medicine and the University of Miami Health System.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (October 23, 2014) — The Lennar Foundation, the charitable arm of The Lennar Corporation, one of the nation’s largest builders of quality homes, has given a lead gift of $50 million to name the UHealth at Coral Gables ambulatory center. A ceremonial groundbreaking event for The Lennar Foundation Medical Center took place Thursday afternoon.

To be located on the University of Miami Coral Gables campus, this 200,000-square-foot outpatient center will provide easy access to UHealth’s leading physicians for surrounding communities as well as UM students, faculty, and staff. It is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2016. Read the full story

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Dickinson Drive Construction Begins for UHealth at Coral Gables


Dickinson Drive Construction Begins for UHealth at Coral Gables

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (June 30, 2014) —Road construction is set to begin this week for UHealth at Coral Gables, the ambulatory care center that will bring UHealth, University of Miami Health System’s leading physicians and specialty services to the Gables campus, specifically at the corner of Ponce de Leon Boulevard and a repositioned Dickinson Drive.

To make way for the new medical center, the southern end of Dickinson Drive will be moved 100 feet to the north, into the western portion of the Serpentine parking lot in front of the BankUnited Center. The western portion of that lot is now closed. The western portion of Walsh Avenue that runs in front of the BankUnited Center also will close from Dauer Drive to Dickinson Drive, but just temporarily. Yet, other than a green fence around the construction zone and a new pedestrian walkway, which will be delineated by barricades, motorists on Dickinson Drive and visitors to the BankUnited Center will not notice any difference, or inconvenience.

Dickinson Drive will never close and the one-way segment of Dickinson that ran in front of the School of Architecture already has been converted to a two-way street, providing motorists a convenient east-west corridor across campus.

While some yellow zone parking spaces in the Serpentine lot have been eliminated, there are sufficient yellow zone parking spaces available in the area on a daily basis to accommodate everyone who holds a permit.

Construction on Dickinson Drive is expected to be completed this fall, while construction on the new UHealth at Coral Gables facility is scheduled for completion in 2016. Designed by architects Perkins+Will, the 200,000-square-foot center will be just a short walk from the University Metrorail station, providing students, faculty, staff, and residents of surrounding communities easy access to UHealth’s leading physicians.

For more information on UHealth at Coral Gables, visit www.uhealthsystem.com/locations/coralgables.

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New Chief Supply Chain Officer to Consolidate and Manage All Procurement Functions

Philip Profeta

Philip Profeta

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (May 15, 2014) — In an effort to improve efficiencies and reduce costs in the procurement process, the University of Miami is consolidating all purchasing and delivery functions under a single umbrella organization and has brought on board a seasoned expert to lead and manage the new system.

Philip Profeta, whose experience in procurement, strategic sourcing, accounts payable, hospital supply chain planning, logistics, and warehousing spans more than three decades, is the University’s new associate vice president and chief supply chain officer. Based on the medical campus, he is responsible for consolidating and leading the University’s entire procurement structure, including accounts payable, across the institution and multiple supply chains across the health care/hospital system.

“Phil Profeta is extremely qualified and capable to reorganize and lead our purchasing and delivery systems to better meet customer needs and negotiate better pricing with suppliers,” said John Shipley, UM’s vice president of finance and treasurer. “He is used to running huge supply chain operations at academic medical centers, so he really understands the needs of academic medical centers and research universities like ours. He is charged with putting all our purchasing operations together in a way that makes sense, delivers great customer service and produces cost savings.”

Profeta, who comes to UM from the Baylor-Scott & White Health Services in Temple, Texas, said he looks forward to transforming UM’s more traditional supply chain operations into a flexible and strategic asset.

“In today’s health care and academic marketplace, the supply chain has a pivotal role as a strategic resource,” Profeta said. “It’s about more than pushing paper and delivering boxes. It’s about more than delivering stellar service and savings. It’s about positioning the University in the marketplace. The supply chain needs to be flexible enough to keep up with all the growth and changes that are around us.”

As vice president of supply chains operations at Baylor-Scott & White, Profeta integrated all supply chain functions when the Scott & White Health System merged with the Baylor Health Care system, creating a vast, new organization with 43 acute care hospitals, 500 care sites, two 100,000-square-foot warehouses and 42,000 square miles of coverage area.

Prior to that, he was the corporate director of purchasing for the University of Rochester/Strong Health System, where he was responsible for all purchasing policy, contract development, and strategic purchasing initiatives.

He also has held positions at Neoforma/Revelocity, Inc. in California; the Yale New Haven Health System;Novation, Inc.; and the Rochester Regional Hospital Association. He worked as independent consultant as well.

A graduate of St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York, Profeta studied business at the University of Rochester and the Rochester Institute of Technology, and completed the Managed Care Executive Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School.


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University of Miami Health System Brings UHealth to Coral Gables Campus

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University of Miami Health System Brings UHealth to Coral Gables Campus

A rendering of UHealth at Coral Gables shows the ambulatory center on Poice de Leon Boulevard.

A rendering of UHealth at Coral Gables shows the ambulatory center on Ponce de Leon Boulevard.

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 25, 2014) — The University of Miami Health System has announced plans for a 200,000-square-foot ambulatory center on the University’s Coral Gables campus that will provide students, faculty, staff, and surrounding communities easy access to UHealth’s leading physicians.

The UHealth at Coral Gables facility will deliver premier services of the Miller School of Medicine, including specialty care by the renowned Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, ranked the No. 1 eye hospital in the nation for the past 10 years. The facility also will include urgent care, outpatient surgery, men’s and women’s health, physical therapy, diagnostic imaging, radiation oncology, and other UHealth subspecialties.

“At UHealth we have been expanding our outreach steadily every year,” said Pascal J. Goldschmidt, senior vice president for Medical Affairs, dean of the Miller School of Medicine, and CEO of UHealth. “The goal is to bring the expertise of our outstanding Miller School physicians and researchers to more patients. Opening this facility gives our students, faculty, staff, and our neighbors in Coral Gables and surrounding areas easy access to UHealth’s exceptional care.”

The LEED-certified outpatient facility, designed by architecture firm Perkins+Will, will be located at 5550 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, a short walk from the University Metrorail station. An air-conditioned bridge will connect the center to an adjacent 1,000-space parking garage.

Groundbreaking will take place this summer, and the center is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2016.

“This is good news for people in southern Miami-Dade County,” said Joe Natoli, UM’s senior vice president for Business and Finance and interim chief operating officer of the Miller School of Medicine and UHealth. “Statistics show that patients who are treated by physicians at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center have better outcomes than at other facilities. Bascom Palmer physicians are widely recognized as the nation’s best. Accessing physicians who are on the cutting edge of clinical research is about to get much easier.”

Future plans include moving the UM Student Health Center from the academic core of the campus to the new UHealth Coral Gables facility. This will give students convenient access to all UM medical specialties.

As South Florida’s only university medical system, UHealth is a vital component of the community. The University of Miami Health System delivers leading-edge patient care by the region’s best doctors, powered by the groundbreaking research and medical education of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. UHealth’s comprehensive network includes three hospitals and more than 30 outpatient facilities in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Collier counties, with more than 1,500 physicians and scientists.

For more information on UHealth at Coral Gables, visit www.uhealthsystem.com/locations/coralgables.

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