UF Health North cuts ribbon on new inpatient hospital
The second phase of UF Health North is another step closer to reality today as UF Health leaders and community members took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the campus’ new inpatient hospital.
The 92-bed tower is connected by walkways to the current medical office complex, the heart of the campus, which has been open since 2015. The new hospital consists of five floors, four for patients with all private rooms.
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, a cafeteria and more.
UF Health North’s medical office complex opened in February 2015 and has been a major success, earning 5 stars in emergency room and outpatient surgery care by Professional Research Consultants, a national health care research group.
UF North’s 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 much more. The community’s response to the facility has far exceeded expectations, and UF Health officials are confident the new inpatient hospital will, too.
The inpatient hospital, a collaboration of UF Health, the architectural firm Gresham Smith and Partners, and contractors Batson-Cook Construction and Danis Construction, is 168,000 square feet and includes many advanced architectural features, including walls of windows in all patient rooms to allow for natural light, rooftop gardens, a courtyard to give patients and visitors a place to relax outdoors, and more.
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