UF Health breaks ground on $1B expansion project

Gainesville, Fla.-based UF Health, part of Gainesville, Fla.-based University of Florida, broke ground at UF Health's Durbin Park campus in St. Johns, Fla., as part of a $1 billion regional expansion project to advance care in Jacksonville and St. Johns County in Florida.

The first phase of the project includes a full-service, 150-bed hospital with a focus on neurosurgery, cardiovascular medicine, women's services and orthopedics, according to a Feb. 21 UF Health news release.

The 395,000-square-foot hospital will comprise a multidisciplinary medical office building and an ambulatory surgery center. It will also feature acute, intensive and emergency care as well as an imaging suite and interventional procedure hybrid labs.

The project is expected to bring 2,000 jobs to the area, totaling 12,000 jobs over time in St. Johns and Jacksonville.

Site work for the hospital began in December, and it is expected to open for patient care in late 2025. 

An academic health center, UF Health comprises six health colleges, 10 research centers and institutes, 11 hospitals, and multiple physician medical practices and outpatient services, the release said. 

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