VITAS Inpatient Unit at Med Square Kendall

9408 SW 87th Ave.

Miami, FL 33176

Scheduled to open in 2020, VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, is beginning construction on the first freestanding inpatient hospice unit in Miami-Dade County, serving patients and families in Miami’s southwestern communities.

Cranes and other construction equipment at work on the new freestanding VITAS inpatient unit

Construction is underway on the VITAS Inpatient Unit at Med Square Kendall.

The VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit Team

A VITAS IPU team manager

Team Manager

The team manager oversees all patient care in the inpatient hospice unit.
A VITAS physician


The physician closely monitors the progression of the patient’s illness, prescribes appropriate medications and coordinates care with other members of the team.
A VITAS hospice nurse

Hospice Nurse

The hospice nurse is skilled in assessing and managing pain and other symptoms. A nurse may also help with personal care.
A VITAS social worker

Social Worker

The social worker acts as a friendly and skilled listener and provides emotional support.
A VITAS chaplain


The chaplain ministers to the spiritual needs of patients and families of all faiths, and can work with their clergy.
A VITAS bereavement specialist

Bereavement Specialist

The bereavement specialist provides grief and loss support to the patient's loved ones.
A VITAS volunteer


The hospice volunteer can bring music or a Paw Pals animal companion, and spends quality time with the patient and family.
The VITAS Care Team

Is your patient ready for hospice?