The Jessie Trice Community Health System (JTCHS) broke new ground. Recently, the organization held its Groundbreaking Ceremony for the JTCHS Barbara J. Jordan Community Health & Wellness Center. Flanked by dozens of prominent elected officials, community leaders and legends in the health-care field, the celebration was truly a unique and epic event.
“We are extremely excited to break ground and build this state-of-the-art wellness center,” said Annie Neasman, President/CEO. “It is part of our ongoing commitment to provide affordable and accessible quality healthcare to the community we serve. The residents of Miami Gardens and surrounding areas will have a new location to call their medical home.”
During the ceremony, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan shared some poignant words about the facility, which bears her name. “When I think about my name being on something that will help people in the community for years to come, I can’t help but to be grateful for this honor,” shared the elated and beloved Commissioner.
The center will be approximately 15,000 square feet of welcoming space and will deliver innovative care for the entire lifecycle. Features of the center will include four exam rooms for Family Medicine/Primary Care, four exam rooms for Pediatrics, four operatories for Oral Health Care, a Behavioral Health Mental Health/Substance Abuse Services Laboratory, and a 4,000 square foot multi-purpose room that will be used for nutritional classes, healthy cooking demonstrations and other community-based activities. The General Contractor for the facility is Dwight Stephenson of D. Stephenson Construction.
The Jessie Trice Community Health System, Inc (JTCHS) is one of Miami-Dade County’s preeminent federally qualified community healthcare centers, governed by a remarkably dedicated Board of Directors (51% of which are users of the medical and dental services) and a diverse, incredibly talented, committed family of providers and staff. The 1st Federally Qualified Health Center in the state and 5th in the nation, Jessie Trice Community Health System, Inc. is a Florida 501 (c) 3, not-for-profit organization that has been serving Miami-Dade County since 1967. JTCHS served its first patients from a trailer. Now, more than fifty (50) years after its founding, JTCHS owns and operates eleven (11) Comprehensive Primary Care centers, a 40 bed Women’s Residential Center for substance use, and are located in one (1) university and forty (40) school-based health suites.
JTCHS knows and specializes in comprehensive health, offering a myriad of services to improve the health of the community. This includes: dentistry, family medicine, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, behavioral health, transportation, healthy start, obstetric & gynecological care, school-based health, community health promotions, health & wellness center, pediatrics, and ancillary services. For more information on the Jessie Trice Community Health System,
call 305-805-1700 or visit jtchs.org.