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West Kendall Baptist Hospital Celebrates 5th Anniversary (VIDEO)

(VIDEO: West Kendall residents participate in a free Zumba class as part of the celebration of health during the 5th anniversary of West Kendall Baptist Hospital.)

A celebration of community health and fitness was held on the lake at West Kendall Baptist Hospital to mark the 5th anniversary of service to the West Kendall community. West Kendall Baptist Hospital opened in 2011 as Miami-Dade’s first new, non-replacement hospital in more than 35 years.

The hospital has made a commitment through the Healthy West Kendall initiative to be the destination for health, prevention and a variety of fitness programs designed to increase the wellness of area residents. Other highlights of the hospital’s history include:

• Delivery of more than 3,000 babies.

• Serving more than 30,000 patients who have required a hospital stay.

• Treating over 230,000 patients in the Emergency Department.

• Performing more than 13,500 surgeries.

• Launching a family residency program in conjunction with the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine to meet the growing needs of the community.

• Welcoming more than 630 medical students, through the Graduate Medical Office, for rotation opportunities at West Kendall Baptist Hospital and other Baptist Health entities.

• Collaboration with more than 50 community business partners to create the healthiest community in Florida through the Healthy West Kendall Initiative.

The Baptist Health South Florida News Team was there for the celebration of a healthy half decade. Watch it now.

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