UF Health to open North Jacksonville patient tower

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  • | 12:00 p.m. May 12, 2017
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With a little help from city officials and others, UF Health Jacksonville CEO Russ Armistead cuts the ceremonial ribbon Wednesday for the 92-bed inpatient hospital at UF Health North at 15255 Max Leggett Parkway. The tower is the second phase of the project and connected by walkways to the medical office complex that opened in February 2015. The hospital, expected to open to patients by the end of the month, consists of five floors, four for patients with all private rooms. A 20-bed unit is dedicated to labor and delivery and other women’s services; a 24-bed floor is for intensive care; two 24-bed floors are for general medical inpatients; and one floor is used for administrative services, a chapel, a cafeteria and other functions. The medical office complex includes a full-service 24/7 emergency room, outpatient surgery suites, imaging and other diagnostic services, a dedicated birth center, four floors of physicians’ offices and more. The hospital tower cost $85 million and the medical office was $56 million for a total investment of $141 million.