Holy Cross Health Center Opens on Sistrunk Boulevard

Celebration includes ribbon cutting, dedication, blessing and a City of Fort Lauderdale Proclamation 

Holy Cross Health celebrated the soft opening of a new Holy Cross Health Center on Sistrunk Boulevard with festivities that included a ribbon cutting, blessing, dedication and open house for the community.

The new Holy Cross Health Center is located in the retail space at the L.A. Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center, 1409 NW 6th Street, Suite 103 in Fort Lauderdale. What makes this new center unique is that it is led by a nurse practitioner.

Adding to its uniqueness is its location on historic land. It joins the legacy of Black healthcare providers who ministered to this community at Provident Hospital, the only hospital that served the Black community, when it opened in 1938. Since that time, other entities have come and provided healthcare to the community, and they have left.

“We are so proud to open this new center that is focused on bringing quality healthcare close to home in the Sistrunk neighborhood,” said Holy Cross Health President and CEO Mark Doyle. “Access to care and services will serve to address social determinants and health inequities in communities of greatest need.”

Vice President of Community Health and Well-being at Holy Cross Health Kim Saiswick welcomed everyone to the opening celebration and Holy Cross Health Mission Leader Mary Carter, D.Min. blessed the new space. City of Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Pamela Beasley-Pittman read and presented a proclamation to Saiswick from the city.  

Guests were invited to meet the healthcare team and tour the center, which will provide the following services: family medicine, pediatric and adult immunizations, school physicals, annual wellness visits, primary prevention, care coordination, care management, health promotion, disease prevention and population-based interventions.

“We appreciate all of the support we received in opening this center,” Saiswick said. “Our team is ready to be the person-centered, transforming, healing presence in this community.”

About Holy Cross Health 

A member of Trinity Health, Fort Lauderdale-based Holy Cross Hospital, dba Holy Cross Health, is a full-service, non-profit, Catholic, teaching hospital operating in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Holy Cross has been recognized for eight Types of Care and ranked #8 in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area in U.S. News and World Report’s 2022-23 Best Hospital rankings. Holy Cross Health has also received a fifth consecutive “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national recognition for protecting patients from harm and preventable harm and error. Through strategic collaborations and a commitment to being a person-centered, transforming, healing presence, the 557-bed hospital offers progressive inpatient, outpatient and community outreach services and clinical research trials to serve as our community’s trusted health partner for life. Holy Cross Health also encompasses Holy Cross HealthPlex outpatient facility, urgent care centers and more than 40 Holy Cross Medical Group physician practices. To learn more about Holy Cross Health, visit holy-cross.com.Connect @holycrossfl.