Jacksonville University announced that Baptist Primary Care Arlington opened Oct. 2 in JU’s Health Sciences Complex, “signaling continuing growth in the University’s Medical Mall and furthering its longstanding relationship with Baptist Health.”
JU said in a news release that the Baptist Primary Care facility is an additional feature of the Medical Mall, announced last fall.
It described the Medical Mall as an expanding mixed-use health care plaza on the north side of JU’s Arlington campus along University Boulevard North.
The mall will become home to the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine facility, joining JU’s 104,000-square-foot Health Sciences Complex and its School of Orthodontics Teaching Clinic; JU’s Nelson Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Technology Health Center for experiential clinical training; and the 146-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, Dolphin Pointe Health Care.
“We’re proud to work with Baptist Health again in a new capacity, now to bring high-quality primary care to our campus and the community,” said Executive Vice President of Partnerships and Development Christine Sapienza.
The 5,060-square-foot medical office on the third floor of the Health Sciences Complex will have three providers.
Family medicine physicians Dr. Fara Nadal and Dr. Richard Valenzuela along with Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Dana Preston will practice at the office.
Baptist Health relocated the Baptist Primary Care Arlington center to the JU Health Sciences Complex at 5491 Dolphin Point Blvd.
It moved from 7001 Merrill Road, Suite 10, in Dames Pointe Plaza, which is anchored by Publix Super Markets Inc.
JU said new patients can make an appointment by calling 904-744-5244.
Baptistjax.com reports that the Arlington care center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
“Our goal is to make primary care convenient to everyone in our community,” said Edward Gorak, medical director of Baptist Physician Enterprise.
JU said in the release that Baptist Health has been affiliated with JU since 1983, when the health system became one of the founding partners for the now-Keigwin School of Nursing.
Since then, the university has partnered with Baptist Health on initiatives such as the recent 12-month Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.