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As a tertiary care facility, HCA Florida Aventura Hospital provides highly specialized expertise in a wide range of healthcare specialties in Aventura, FL.

Message from the CEO

Welcome to HCA Florida Aventura Hospital, your go-to hospital for emergency room care and more. 

David LeMonte, CEO

HCA Florida Aventura Hospital focuses on the needs of the communities we serve with compassion, kindness and clinical excellence.

Since its inception in 1965 as Golden Isle Hospital in Hallandale Beach, HCA Florida Aventura Hospital has continually made capital improvements and acquired the best healthcare talent and state-of-the-art technologies to meet the growing and expressed needs of our surrounding communities.

In recent years, a major capital investment initiative totaling $75.6 million was given to our facility, allowing us to expand the emergency room by 15,000 square feet, add 22 new exam rooms (resulting in a total of 48 treatment areas) and construct a new patient tower and parking garage (providing 60 private rooms and 513 additional parking spaces on campus).

These investments and other program development opportunities achieved over the past several years have provided the necessary infrastructure and workforce diversification and talent to meet the needs of the communities we serve, including (but not limited to) Aventura, Hallandale, Hollywood, Dania, North Miami Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, Bal Harbour, Surfside, South Beach and Miami Design District. In 2018 alone, HCA Florida Aventura Hospital treated 106,365 patients across all medical specialties, provided 63,466 emergency room visits and realized 20,315 hospital admissions.

HCA Florida Aventura Hospital's Level II Trauma Center has been proudly providing a needed access point for trauma care services with our Local EMS partners serving Northern Miami-Dade County since May 1, 2015. Our hospital is also part of Florida's first statewide network of trauma centers, developed as an affiliation between the University of South Florida and HCA Healthcare to improve access and outcomes of injured patients throughout the state. In addition, HCA Florida Aventura Hospital is recognized as a State of Florida-designated statutory teaching hospital, offering an extensive multispecialty-focused graduate medical education (GME) program in order to augment the supply of physicians needed for our growing region. Both of these examples of clinical programmatic development represent, amongst many other initiatives, the hospital's commitment to ensuring that the community receives best-in-class medical care.

The caring culture of our 467-bed acute care medical/surgical facility as supported by our 1,900+ employees and over 660 physicians exemplifies a call to service as shaped by our Mission, Vision and Value Statements:

Our hospital's healthcare team offers its continued promise to support the delivery of best-in-class service and care to our community and global visitors.

Respectfully yours,

David LeMonte
Chief Executive Officer
HCA Florida Aventura Hospital

HCA Florida Aventura Hospital statistics

  • 121,500

    Patients treated in 2020

  • 2,023+

    Employees

  • 704

    Physicians

  • 467

    Licensed beds

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Leadership
We are supported by a leadership team that is committed to bettering the lives of patients within the communities we serve. Our hospital leaders are experienced in many areas of healthcare and use their knowledge to improve the quality of care we provide.
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Awards and recognitions
We strive to exceed our patients' needs. Our dedication to excellence in healthcare has led to us receiving awards and recognition from organizations such as Healthgrades and the American Heart Association.
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In the community
To improve the health of the diverse communities we serve — and as part of HCA Healthcare, Florida's largest healthcare provider — we continue to take a leading role in fundamentally transforming how healthcare is provided. We also work in partnership with other organizations to provide a wide range of community benefit programs and services.

HCA East Florida Division

The HCA East Florida Division is a significant force in the communities we serve. We continue to take a leading role in fundamentally transforming the way healthcare is provided. Our entire team – our physicians, our nurses, our staff, our volunteers and each of our board members – is deeply committed to providing quality, compassionate, patient-centered care.

View the 2020 Community Report  

Ownership statement

HCA Florida Aventura Hospital is owned and operated by Miami Beach Healthcare Group, Ltd.

New East Tower

The East Tower is a 90,000 square-foot expansion and new home to the hospital's Orthopedic and Spine Institute. The additional 60 beds meet the elective surgical care needs of patients having orthopedic, spine, neurology and general surgery. The three-story East Tower expansion provides all-private rooms to its patients.

Statutory teaching hospital

HCA Florida Aventura Hospital became a State of Florida-designated statutory teaching hospital on December 20, 2018.

What defines a "statutory teaching hospital"

A "statutory teaching hospital" as defined by Florida Statute 408.07(44) is any Florida-based hospital that meets the following criteria:

  • Exhibits activity in the area of graduate medical education as reflected by at least seven different graduate medical education programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or the Council on Postdoctoral Training of the American Osteopathic Association
  • Has an official affiliation with an accredited Florida medical school
  • Has 100 or more full-time equivalent resident physicians
  • The Director of the Agency for Health Care Administration determines if a Florida-based hospital meets the above criteria.

HCA Florida Healthcare GME

The graduate medical education (GME) programs at HCA Florida Aventura Hospital educate and train 190 future medical professionals with residency, transitional year and fellowship programs in:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Critical care
  • Emergency medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • General surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Hospice
  • Infectious disease
  • Internal medicine
  • Palliative care
  • Podiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology

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Bernard Casey

Retired firefighter recognizes early warning signs of a cardiac event and survives STEMI heart attack. 
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Kendra Rolle

"I had just dropped off my daughter at work and was driving in North Dade when all of a sudden I heard the sound of a car losing control."