The city issued a permit April 21 for the structural steel foundation for the UF Health North hospital addition that broke ground March 31.
Batson-Cook and Danis are joint-venture contractors for the $100 million structural project at 15255 Max Leggett Parkway, near Interstate 95 east of River City Marketplace
The project is a 124-bed, six-story addition called Phase III.
The 225,200-square-foot hospital addition is planned on 25.14 acres at 15255 Max Leggett Parkway, near Interstate 95 east of River City Marketplace.
UF Health Jacksonville held the groundbreaking ceremony March 31 for the $140 million expansion.
UF Health said construction will begin in April with completion planned for early 2024.
Renderings show the tower will be built on the east side of second phase of the UF Health North campus.
“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,” UF Health Jacksonville CEO Russ Armistead said in a news release.
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.
The second phase opened in May 2017. That 92-bed inpatient tower comprises five floors.
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 and a cafeteria.