Jackson Memorial Hospital South

Miami, FL

Jackson South Community Hospital expanded its campus on SW 152nd Street. They added 100 new beds, new surgery and diagnostic imaging departments, ambulatory care center, admitting, pharmacy and gift shop. Curtis + Rogers designed new vibrant planting along the new entrance on Coral Reef Drive, a tropical courtyard visible from the new glass-encased Main Entry to the hospital, a parking connector path, a new employee courtyard, and a new canal nature area. Special attention was paid to the designing of the canal nature area to create a retreat from the sterile hospital environment for patients and visiting family members. There are a total of 16 different species of flowering trees interspersed with relocated larger trees along the edge of the nature area: The trees were selected so that at least one would be in bloom at any given time of the year and are visible from the new hospital rooms.