Jackson Health plans to build a 100-bed acute care hospital in Doral

Jackson Health wins preliminary approval for new hospital in Doral

Jackson Health wins preliminary approval for new hospital in Doral
Florida healthcare regulators have granted preliminary approval to a proposal by Miami-Dade's public hospital network, Jackson Health System, to build a 100-bed hospital for overnight patient admissions in the rapidly growing city of Doral, the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration announced on Friday.

AHCA denied a similar proposal for an 80-bed hospital in Doral from an affiliate of the investor-owned, for-profit Hospital Corporation of America, or HCA, without explanation.

In reaching the decision, AHCA officials wrote in a 76-page report that Jackson Health’s application “best satisfied the statutory criteria” for approving a new hospital in the West Miami-Dade city.

Under the state’s Certificate of Need program, new hospital applications are approved largely based on whether there’s enough patient demand to justify a facility. Gov. Rick Scott has suggested eliminating the program and allowing hospitals more freedom in where they are located.

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