MIAMI HEART RESEARCH INSTITUTE INC

Rating: 4.81 stars   32 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 4770 Biscayne Blvd Ste 500 Miami FL 33137 USA

Mission: The mission of the Florida Heart Research Institute is to Stop Heart Disease through Research, Education and Prevention.

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Hire them for screenings, they are the best! Very professional, and always show up not "on time," but BEFORE!

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Heart Institute is a wonderful group that truely cares about the state of one's health. We have had them at numerous health fairs. They are always professional, on-time...early actually, and have a pleasant way with employees, especially when they have to deliver "not so great" biometric news!

I would recommend this group of professionals to any "up and coming" business with an interest in Worksite Wellness.

They are a progressive institute with dynamic leadership.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Extremely professional data reports and expert worksite wellness advice

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

no changes recommended. They are the AUTHORITY on worksite wellness....very credible!

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Rating: 2 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I'm concerned that the organization's most recent 990 filing shows a total expense amount of $3,177,975. Of which only $278,600 was paid out as grants, while $1,525,641 was paid out as compensation to employees and $1,373,734 is listed as "other expenses". The CEO's salary is listed as $202,370 (over 6% of the entire organization's expenses). In total, the six highest compensated employees made $791,685 (representing 25% of the total amount expended by this organization). While I have certainly seen more egregious examples, these compensation figures appear to be very high for an organization of this size.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unlikely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

FHRI is an amazing non profit organization, staffed with dedicated professionals that give their all and make things happen seemlessly. They are very involved in the community with bringing 'Heart' issues to the people by awareness of problems to look for in a preventative sense. Their numerous events provide up to date, cutting edge technology that the public can easlily see and understand, put to use in their daily lives and educate in simple terms many ways to be 'Heart healthy.' I plan to continue my past 4 year relationship in supporting their efforts to stop the number one killer of men and women in America.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've witnessed crowds of hundreds of people lined up for events that are interested in the informational topics that the organization exposes through programs/events throughout the year, educational pamphlets, training flyers and booklets and through their assistance.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have more staff to assist with events and a larger budget to work with.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

The passion of other donors/volunteers and the administration is remarkable.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I believe we need to put a stop to the most deadly disease in America

What would you tell others about this organization?

Via social media and word of mouth I would say, " FHRI is certainly the most seemless and organized non profit I have ever been involved with."

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the benefit of seeing the workings of this organization up close, from clinical screening programs and community events to research projects and presentations. There is a true passion here to make a difference and improve people's lives by improving their heart health, by checking for related risk factors and focusing on prevention and detection, and by educating people on how to live a lifestyle that is good for their hearts. The dedication and efforts of this organization truly get at the HEART of the matter.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I myself had bloodwork done and received related educational counseling.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

can't think of any

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Rating: 4 stars  

We have funded Miami Heart on several projects and they have done a great job linking high risk residents to community based health centers.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Projects we have funded

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I'm not sure what they would be...

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Miami Heart Research Institute, has always made themselves available to work with the public and govenment organizations.
I have first hand knowledge of working with this Institute. As a Firefighter/Paramedic for 18 years I have professionaly worked with many organizations to assist in public demotrations. In February all six local Fire Department in South Florida wanted to promote Heart Month. Not only did Miami Heart Research porvide materials but attended the event and had assited in coordinating media and demostrations.
This organization has been very supportive in the community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Yes, Everyday we see people that appreciate what other people will do to initiate CPR.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

N/A

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

They care.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have had Heart disease affect my family and the work being done by the Heart Institue is saving live and increasing the quality of life for those facing heart disease. In addtion, they are major contributors to the business comminuty, in time, energy, and effort, to promote the success of our business community.

Florida Heart is a World Class organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Heath screaning, comunity involvement.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find ways to give them more National / Global recognition of the research being done and the development in hope that more funds could be raise for continued reseach.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Florida Heart Research Institute has clearly made a healthy difference in the lives of South Florida residents thru their outreach efforts in underserved communities. They have made it easy for residents to be screened for the presence of cardiovasucalar disease by coming to the communities, be it churches, public parks, community centers as well as health centers, where they bring the service to those who need it the most. I have had multiple experiences with FHRI and have found them to be professional in their presentation, prompt is their support, engaging, and they treat clients the way you would want to be treated, with courtesy and respect. Beyond the respectful treatment of clients, they have demonstrated the ability to clearly articulate the results of the screening in a comfortable manner that the clients understand.

FHRI is extremely concerned with follow up of residents who have been screened and have been found to have risk factors. They provide prompt accurate information to health centers that allows the health centers to reach out and provide appropriate follow up care. They also follow up with community health centers to track results to ensure that as many clients as possible have been contacted for treatment.

FHRI is extremely accessible and cooperative. They exhaust all efforts in accomodating as many request for services as possible. As an organization, they show that they care. I have found FHRI to be the best organization I've ever I the pleasure to serve with.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

FHRI's participation in the Henry Schein Healty Living Health Fair where one of the participants, the mother of a CHI employee, was screened and found to have an elevated cholesteral level. This prompted her to seek and receive appropriate care that helped her lived a longer and healthier life. This patient has since passed on, but she was afforded more time thanks to the detection of her risk factor by FHRI and follow on care received at Community Health of South Florida, Ind

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes recommended. They are simply spectacular in the way they presently perform.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am an Assistant Professor at University of Miami. FHRI funded 2 projects in my lab. The funding was of tremendous help to carry cardiovascular research. I am so grateful to FHRI.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

fostering my lab's research. The funds provided by FHRI helped in bridigng to NIH funding.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not sure.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Great team of employees. Their screenings are very informative and fantastic for the community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

They did my blood work and EKG at no cost. Awesome!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them raise more money for the cause.

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