UF Health Jacksonville expands North hospital campus
Participants included UF Health CEO Russ Armistead; UF College of Medicine - Jacksonville Dean Linda Edwards, MD; UF Health President David Nelson, MD; UF Health Jacksonville COO Greg Miller; and UF Health North Vice President Wayne Marshall. View Larger Image
Groundbreaking takes place for second hospital inpatient tower
UF Health Jacksonville broke ground today on the latest expansion of UF Health North, a state-of-the-art campus that continues to grow to meet the needs of residents in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.
Leaders of UF Health and the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville joined local government and civic officials, as well as key stakeholders, to kick off construction of UF Health North’s second hospital bed tower, expected to be completed in 2024.
“UF Health North has become an integral part of this community since it opened seven years ago, and this expansion is another example of our dedication to the health and well-being of the people who live and work in this area,” said Russ Armistead, CEO of UF Health Jacksonville.
This second hospital tower will include six floors and 124 patient rooms. Above the main floor, two floors will be dedicated to patients who require acute physical therapy. Two additional patient floors will be used for acute care, and one floor will be used primarily for ancillary services.
UF Health North opened the first phase of the campus in 2015, a medical office building that includes a 24/7 emergency room, outpatient surgery suites, imaging and other diagnostic services, and four floors of physicians’ offices. Phase two opened in May 2017, a 92-bed inpatient tower that consists of five floors, four for patients with all private rooms. There is a 20-bed unit dedicated to labor and delivery and other women’s services, a 24-bed floor dedicated to intensive care, two 24-bed floors dedicated to general medical inpatients, and one floor for administrative services, a chapel, a cafeteria and more.
“The success of this campus is a result of the dedication of the people who work here and great support from the community,” said David R. Nelson, M.D., senior vice president for health affairs at the University of Florida and president of UF Health. “We are committed to providing high-quality care that’s convenient for patients and we look forward to meeting the growing needs of residents here and throughout Florida.”
Construction of the latest bed tower will begin in April with a target opening date of early 2024.
Participants included UF Health CEO Russ Armistead; UF College of Medicine - Jacksonville Dean Linda Edwards, MD; UF Health President David Nelson, MD; UF Health Jacksonville COO Greg Miller; and UF Health North Vice President Wayne Marshall.