The South Miami Hospital family recently celebrated their grand opening of the hospital’s new Emergency Center and Surgical Suites with a special Community Health Fair on March 16, at Ludlam Elementary School.
Working together for the community’s improved health, hospital volunteers provided free health screenings, wellness information and lifestyle tips at the event. Healthy family fun included games and activities for children, entertainment, exercise demonstrations, refreshments and commemorative gifts and surprises.
South Miami Senior High ROTC kicked off the day’s events by presenting the colors, national anthem and pledge of allegiance. Cheerleaders and mascots from hometown sport teams Miami Dolphins, Miami HEAT, Florida Panthers and Florida International University Panthers showed their spirit and greeted attendees. South Miami Children’s Clinic offered free dental packages to children in attendance.
Other community partners participating in the fun-filled event include the City of South Miami Parks & Recreation, City of South Miami Police and South Miami Drug Free Coalition.
The city’s mayor, Philip Stoddard, Ph.D., presented a proclamation to South Miami Hospital Chief Executive Officer Lincoln Mendez, declaring the day “South Miami Hospital Day” in the City of South Miami. The proclamation commemorated the openings of the hospital’s new Surgical Suites and Emergency Department and recognized its efforts as an active health advocate in the South Miami community for more than 50 years.
“We are privileged to serve this community,” said Mr. Mendez. “The South Miami Hospital team is committed to improving the health and wellness of our community through education, advanced technology, a state-of-the-art facility and high-quality healthcare.”