Renovations in the Professional Office Building are now complete for the Jacksonville Aging Studies Center, or JAX-ASCENT. We’re preparing for a final walk-through soon, with a formal ribbon-cutting on May 11. Jennifer Bowman has been hired to manage the center. This initiative is an example of how we can continue to elevate the level and expand the scope of research on this campus.
Creating strategic alliances
I was recently asked to join the JAX Chamber’s Board of Directors and become a member of the Jacksonville Civic Council — two major organizations comprising the region’s top business leaders. The JAX Chamber, in particular, is laser-focused on improving downtown Jacksonville. One of my messages to them and other city leaders is that our organization plays a key role in downtown improvement, growth and development as the region’s premier academic health center.
Leon L. Haley Jr., M.D., MHSA, C.P.E., FACEP