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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Heart & Circulatory System Diseases & Disorders Research

Mission: Miami heart research institute is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the mission to stop heart disease through research, education and prevention. Miami heart research institute's novel approach to collaborative research on the national level serves as a critical impetus to the introduction and development of innovative research efforts. This unique approach has proven highly effective in directing critical resources to open new and vital areas of scientific exploration.

Programs: Cardiovascular research: the miami heart research institute is well positioned for a long and productive future in cardiovascular research, education and prevention by combining our unique resources with those of other established centers. Whether in partnership with another research center of excellence nationally or another community service organization locally, we believe that we are stronger as a team than we each are individually. Working collaboratively with other organizations allows each entity to participate fully where their individual strengths lie. Our independence allows us to pursue research, education and prevention programs based solely upon scientific merit and pursuit of our mission. Miami heart research institute's programs and alliances are not influenced by political agendas or projected profits. Unlike affiliated research facilities, this freedom permits us to focus on projects and research partners that demonstrate the most promise for advancement in the field. Partnerships are selected based upon their world-class expertise, credentials and their ability to contribute to the project. These cooperative relationships allow mhri to "fast track" the project bypassing the usual bureaucracy endured by larger institutions. Research projects are selected based upon their scientific validity and their contribution to the advancement of our understanding of the prevention, diagnosis, treatment of heart disease and the disease process. Projects are reviewed by our scientific advisory panel, which is comprised of the physician members of mhri's board. Projects where there has not yet been sufficient interest, knowledge or support are preferred which gives mhri a cutting edge niche as an innovator and leader.

education and prevention: education and prevention projects are pursued that improve public health, reduce health disparities and / or increase access to care in measurable and meaningful ways. At the miami heart research institute, we believe that through basic and clinical research combined with education about the causes, risk factors and lifestyle options, heart disease can be stopped. Research discoveries benefit all humanity and education promotes informed choices thereby improving outcomes and quality of life. Research is imperative for our future health while education and prevention are key to health today.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

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.

Ricardo D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

While at a local health store, I noticed a crowd of mostly elderly people crowding some booths. I was pleasantly suprised to see the extent to which Florida Heart was going to go out and there and promote awareness. The elderly are an important part of our society and there are not enough organizations helping them out. Kudos Florida Heart!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Florida Heart Research Institute’s has been a part of South Florida for many years. Collaboratively working on research projects with national organizations to bring about the latest in cardiac health improvements. FHR offers free community screenings, counseling and assists those in need of medical attention in finding appropriate healthcare if they don’t have a doctor.

This organization provides important Heart Health services to South Floridians.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Florida Heart Institute goes into all communities servicing the public health for free with professional and important screenings. They are also on the forfront of teaching and alerting the piblic to the benefits of push CPR