Riviera Health Resort celebrates official opening, ribbon cutting

Attending the official opening of the Riviera Health Resort are (l-r) Dr. Ismael Roque-Velasco, chief administrative officer of Riviera Health Resort; Brian Keeley, president and CEO of Baptist Health; Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason, and Richard E. Stacey Sr., CEO and co-founder of Riviera Health Resort.

More than 500 dignitaries and guests celebrated Riviera Health Resort’s official opening and ribbon cutting, where the luxurious 223-bed post-acute care and rehabilitation facility was unveiled for the first time.

Located on the site of Coral Gables’ first true nursing home, Riviera Health Resort is poised to redefine the way healthcare is delivered to the South Florida community through its state-of-the-art hospitality healthcare approach within an amenityrich, luxury boutique-hotel environment.

Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason formally welcomed Riviera Health Resort, presented a proclamation from the city, and joined Richard Stacey, CEO of Riviera Health Resort, and Dr. Ismael Roque-Velasco, chief administrative officer, for a ribbon cutting.

Other local business and civic leaders in attendance included Miami-Dade County Commission chair Joe A. Martinez; State Rep. Ana Rivas Logan; State Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla; Brian Keeley, president and CEO of Baptist Health, and Mark Trowbridge, president and CEO of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce.

“I am truly humbled by the response Riviera Health Resort has received from the South Florida community and especially the City of Coral Gables,” Stacey said. “It has been nothing short of extraordinary and is a testament to this unique facility.”

Featuring an array of complex care services, the five-story, 76,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style Riviera Health Resort caters to the needs of guests that require short and long term care as they transition from the hospital to their home, with a particular emphasis on post-stroke and hip and knee replacement recovery.

“We look forward to carrying out our commitment to the community and ensuring that our guests’ experience exceeds all expectations,” Dr. Roque-Velasco added. “We are not only redefining the way healthcare is delivered, but distinguishing Riviera Health Resort as South Florida’s premier facility for clinical excellence and superior, integrated rehabilitation.”

For a consultation and personalized tour of Riviera Health Resort, contact the facility’s guest services team at 786-517-6999 or visit online at www.rivierahealthresort.com.

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