In this Nov. 7, 2018 file photo, a woman walks through the hall of the Renovacare Clinic in Miami, Fla.
The Miami-Dade County Health Department has begun a new campaign that will make patients feel comfortable by showing them photos of their loved ones.
Renovas care center opened its doors two weeks ago in a downtown Miami area park with the goal of making people feel more comfortable by giving them more of a reason to stay.
Health department officials said the clinic is the first to offer patients a “Treat It Like a Vacation” experience.
The clinic is located in the center of downtown Miami, where the average annual salary is $125,000.
It is located near the intersection of I-75 and I-10, and near the entrance to Miami International Airport.
“We have patients that are in the emergency room, people who have asthma and COPD and cancer, and we are looking to be a little bit of a therapeutic space,” said Dr. Ana Marquez, director of the clinic, which is affiliated with the Florida Health Department.
She said the goal is to create a sense of community among the patients.
“This is a place where we can get together, get a lot of attention, and see that they are doing well and that they can get some rest,” Marquez said.
The facility opened in late August and is the brainchild of Miami-based Renovados owner and CEO Jose Antonio Salazar.
He said the plan is to build a network of other facilities across the country to spread the word about Renovares treatment.
“People are always looking for a way to take care of themselves,” Salazar said.
He also said he has found that when he and his wife, Marissa, visit a hospital, patients tend to stay with them longer and feel more at ease.
“It’s like they know the difference between being sick and not sick,” Salzar said.
“You can feel that there is some comfort that is not being taken away from you.”
He said he’s looking forward to expanding the clinic’s reach across the nation and has already started to receive calls from patients in other states who want to make the trip to Miami to visit the clinic.
In a statement, Renovos said it will offer “a special and fun experience for all who come in for treatment and follow the Renova brand.
We want to ensure that everyone feels comfortable and has the opportunity to get the best possible care.”