Leon Medical Centers, a family owned business, first opened its doors at its first Miami location in 1996 and has since expanded to seven clinics. Founded by Benjamin Leon Jr., a 50-year healthcare industry veteran.
On August 3, 1996, Benjamín León, Jr. inaugurated the first Leon Medical Center on 27th Avenue and SW 1st Street in Miami.
In February 1997, Leon Medical Centers opened its second medical center in Westchester on Coral Way and SW 88th Avenue.
Leon Medical Centers opened its third facility in October 1997 in East Hialeah at 445 E. 25th Street.
On May 27th, 1999, the first Leon Hospital Service Center was opened in the lobby of Mercy Hospital to better serve our patients by providing them with continued attention and service.
Our Hialeah Hospital Leon Hospital Service Center opened in 2002 offering added convenience and comfort for our patients in Hialeah.
The Bird Road Center, established in October 2003 on Bird Road and SW 115th Avenue, was built with the same comfort, amplitude, and luxury as its predecessors in Miami, Westchester, and East Hialeah.
At the end of 2004, Leon Medical Centers opened its third Leon Hospital Service Center in the lobby of Kendall Regional Medical Center to assist patients and offer guidance during visits to the hospital.
In 2006, Leon Medical Centers earned the “Excellence in Healthcare Award” from the South Florida Business Journal for its excellence in medical care.
Opened in early 2007, the fifth center in Leon Medical Centers’ growth is located in West Hialeah facing the Palmetto Expressway on 20th Avenue and 64th Street.
In May 2008, Leon Medical Centers and the León family made a commitment to Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine to establish the Benjamín León, Jr. Family Center for Geriatric Research and Education, an Eminent Scholars Chair and use of Leon Medical Centers’ medical facilities as a teaching institution for medical school students. The family made a $10 million gift to FIU, which received matching funds from the state.
In August 2008, Leon Medical Centers established its Center for Diabetes to provide health education and teach diabetes management to its diabetic patients. Under the leadership of the Department of Disease Management, the Center for Diabetes has become a leading resource for patients.
The September/October 2009 issue of Health Affairs, a national health policy publication based in Washington, DC, featured Leon Medical Centers as one of the four best healthcare institutions in the nation in an article entitled “American Medical Home Runs” written by Arnold Milstein, M.D.
The Kendall Center, which opened in October 2009, has 75,000 square feet of dedicated medical space. The impressive four-story building is located on Kendall Drive and 125th Avenue.
The Flagler Center, opened in October 2009, sits at the intersection of 79th Avenue and 2nd Street near Mall of the Americas.
In 2010, Florida International University’s first graduating class of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine began clinical rotations at Leon Medical Centers.
The South Florida Business Journal named Leon Medical Centers “Healthcare Institution of the Year” in 2010 during its annual “Excellence in Healthcare Awards.”
In January 2012, Leon Medical Centers opened the Leon Healthy Living Centers to help our patients increase their physical activity and maintain their functional independence.
Leon Medical Centers keeps growing. Please visit us again to see what’s new.