Groundbreaking occasion: UM held a ceremonial groundbreaking on Thursday for the Lennar Foundation Medical Center, scheduled to open on the Coral Gables campus in 2016. From left to right are Lennar Foundation trustees Malcolm Waynewright; Allan Pekor; Marshall Ames, who also serves as chairman of the foundation; and Shelly Rubin; UM President Donna E. Shalala; Lennar Foundation trustee Stuart A. Miller, who chairs the UM Board of Trustees; Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., senior vice president for medical affairs, dean of the Miller School of Medicine, and CEO of UHealth; Joe Natoli, UM senior vice president for business and finance and chief financial officer; and Thomas J. LeBlanc, UM executive vice president and provost.


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