Mayo Clinic to invest $432 million to add five hospital floors and other services

The medical system said the 13-floor tower will add 121 inpatient beds and be completed by the end of 2026.

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 Mayo Clinic announced Feb. 22 that it will start a $432 million expansion at its San Pablo Road campus to add five floors on top of its eight-story hospital, creating 121 new inpatient beds, including 56 in the ICU.

There will be three additional licensed patient beds available in existing space this year.

The expansion includes hospital support services and a central energy plant.

Construction will begin this year for completion at the end of 2026, Mayo said. The campus is at 4500 San Pablo Road.

Kent Thielen
Kent Thielen

“The expansion of our hospital will enable Mayo Clinic to offer outstanding, high-quality care to more patients with serious and complex illnesses,” said Dr. Kent Thielen, CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida, in a news release.

“Designed to maximize flexibility, the expansion will facilitate new care models, accelerate digital innovation and enhance patient experience,” he said.

 “We look forward to construction starting soon,” he said.

No contractor has been chosen.

Mayo said increasing patient demand for complex care is driving the expansion.

The construction will include shelled space for growth.

Mayo Clinic opened the hospital in April 2008 with six floors and 214 beds. In 2012, Mayo added two floors and 90 beds.

When completed, the 13-floor, 1.4-million-square-foot hospital will have 428 patient beds.

Mayo said the maximum height can be 17 floors, indicating future additions.

The addition is part of the Mayo Clinic in Florida campus at 4500 San Pablo Road.
The addition is part of the Mayo Clinic in Florida campus at 4500 San Pablo Road.

The release said that in recent years, Mayo Clinic in Florida “has experienced unprecedented growth.”

Staffing increased 23% in the past three years to 8,314 employees. That includes 1,074 physicians, researchers, residents and fellows, who are physicians appointed to a specialty fellowship program after completion of a categorical residency program. 

Mayo said the expansion will create more jobs.

In 2021, Mayo Clinic in Florida treated 168,000 patients, performed nearly 20,000 surgeries, and provided care for patients from the 50 states and more than 80 countries.

Mayo said that since 2016, it has invested more than $1 billion in major construction projects, more than doubling its space by 2026 with new facilities for patient care, biomedical research, education and technology. 

Those projects include the Discovery and Innovation Building and the Dorothy J. and Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Building.

Other ongoing and recently completed capital projects include:

Mayo North

Mayo North is a five-floor, 125,000-square-foot addition with a two-story atrium link between the Cannaday and Mayo buildings. It has space for eight operating rooms and procedural space for cardiology, gastroenterology, hepatology and other departments. Jacksonville chefs Matthew and David Medure opened the M Brothers in the atrium Jan. 24. The restaurant includes seating for 200 people, as well as a bar and coffee shop. The link includes about 25,000 square feet of space for retail and other uses.

Integrated oncology facility

Mayo Clinic said it will break ground this year on an integrated oncology facility. The 200,000-square-foot center will include proton beam and carbon ion treatment therapy. Mayo Clinic’s carbon ion therapy center will be the first in North America.

Patient parking garage

An 866-space parking garage adjacent to the Cannaday Building opened in late 2020. It opens onto the atrium link.

Emergency Department expansion

The 12,000-square-foot expansion will include 14 patient rooms and 10 short-stay rooms in the Emergency Department. The construction will expand support locations, such as laundry and medication supply, and staff space  Construction is underway and will continue through April.

Hilton hotel

The eight-story, 179,000-square-foot Hilton hotel will include amenities such as a fitness center, an on-site restaurant with room service, an outdoor pool and 16,000 square feet of meeting space. Construction of the 252-room hotel is scheduled to begin in the summer and be completed in early 2024.

An eight-story, 179,000-square-foot Hilton hotel is planned for the Mayo Campus.
An eight-story, 179,000-square-foot Hilton hotel is planned for the Mayo Campus.