The UF Health North hospital is at 15255 Max Leggett Parkway in Jacksonville. | Dan Macdonald, Jacksonville Daily RecordThe UF Health North hospital is at 15255 Max Leggett Parkway in Jacksonville. | Dan Macdonald, Jacksonville Daily Record
The UF Health North hospital is at 15255 Max Leggett Parkway in Jacksonville. | Dan Macdonald, Jacksonville Daily Record

UF Health opens new patient tower in North Jacksonville

Published on July 9, 2024 at 12:42 pm

UF Health Jacksonville has opened a new 124-room patient tower in North Jacksonville.

The tower at 15255 Max Leggett Parkway includes six floors, two of them dedicated to acute physical therapy. Two more floors will be used for acute care, and one floor will be used primarily for ancillary servies.

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The new tower includes a collaboration between UF Health and Select Medical, which provides physical rehabilitation services throughout the country. The second and third floors of the new hospital include bed space, a dedicated gymnasium, outdoor space and other resources to help patients recover as quickly as possible.

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.

Phase 2 opened in May 2017 with a 92-bed inpatient tower that consists of five floors, four with all private patient rooms.

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“This is another significant step as the University of Florida and UF Health expand our reach and
dedication to education, innovation and health care throughout Northeast Florida,” Ben
Sasse, president of the University of Florida, said in a news release. “One question we always need to ask is, ‘How can we make people’s lives better?’ We’re doing just that with the expansion of medical facilities like this one, and initiatives such as our new Jacksonville campus for graduate education, and I’m proud to lead this great university as it continues to move forward.”

The release included no update about the proposed graduate campus in Downtown Jacksonville.


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Randy comes to Jacksonville from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, where as metro editor, he led investigative coverage of the Parkland school shooting that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for public service. He has spent more than 40 years in reporting and editing positions in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio and Florida. 


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