An Update for our community on the COVID-19 Vaccination Process

We are currently in Phase 1 of our COVID-19 vaccination plan.  This means we are vaccinating front line staff and physicians with first responders to follow.  We have started initial planning for community vaccinations, but we have not received enough vaccine supply at this time. We are working closely with our state and local leaders, and we will keep everyone informed as more vaccine doses become available and we are able to expand vaccination capability.  The most effective safety measures we can take against COVID-19 continue to be wearing a mask, washing our hands, and maintaining social distance. We remind our community not to delay care. Our hospitals are open, safe and ready to care for you.

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Welcome to Coral Gables Hospital

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and thank you for choosing Coral Gables Hospital. Our long legacy of offering high quality healthcare to the Coral Gables and Miami communities began over 90 years ago in the same place our hospital stands today. From our humble beginnings in 1926 as a 35-bed facility, we have experienced tremendous change and positive growth to consistently offer our patients and their families some of the most advanced medical options in our 245-bed hospital. I have had the honor of seeing much of this extraordinary development firsthand since I joined the hospital more than 30 years ago.

At Coral Gables Hospital, our focus is on patient experience and clinical outcomes. Our staff prides itself on serving our patients and their families with a warm and friendly attitude and unwavering commitment to provide quality care.

Cristina Jimenez, CEO

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News & Announcements

Coral Gables Hospital Welcomes Patrick Downes as Chief Executive Officer

Jan 30, 2020

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Patrick Downes, CEO of Coral Gables Hospital


Coral Gables, FL (June 1, 2015)
– Coral Gables Hospital appoints Patrick Downes as the hospital‟s new chief executive officer. As CEO, Downes will be responsible for all hospital operations, executive planning and medical services of the 245-bed acute care hospital.

“Patrick is a strong leader who is well poised to guide our administrative team at Coral Gables Hospital towards continued growth and success,” said CEO of Tenet‟s Florida Region, Marsha Powers. “Based on his track record within our company, we are confident that he will ensure the continued delivery of high-quality healthcare to our patients that the hospital is known for.”

Downes comes to Coral Gables Hospital after serving as the chief operating officer of Hialeah Hospital for four years. Among his accomplishments as COO, Downes spearheaded several innovative projects, including the opening of the first Senior ER in Miami-Dade County, a new comprehensive wound care center, and the opening of a 12- bed behavioral health unit. He also led a regional COO group for Tenet in Florida as the group‟s chairman and oversaw capital improvements and operational initiatives that improved the overall patient experience.


Previously, Downes served as the associate administrator for Tenet Florida Physician Services, where he managed the recruitment and business development operations of the physician practice management group. He has also held the position of associate administrator at North Shore Medical Center and was instrumental in developing the hospital's primary stroke center.

Downes earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Science in Business Administration from Florida State University.