Meeting the Needs of More Patients – UF Health East
UF Health East will serve the city’s Southeast quadrant, including the Beaches.
UF Health East, under construction at J. Turner Butler Boulevard and Kernan Boulevard, is a multispecialty center on the second floor of a three-story facility in collaboration with Jax Spine & Pain Centers. UF Health East will serve the city’s Southeast quadrant, including the Beaches. The building also features a 24,000-square-foot free-standing ambulatory surgery center, which will be Jacksonville’s largest.
The surgery center will feature four operating rooms, four procedure rooms and two endoscopy suites. The ambulatory surgery center will be home to six subspecialties, including neurosurgery, general surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, gastrointestinal, orthopedics, and obstetrics and gynecology. The surgery center will be located on the first floor and will also feature a free-standing MRI.
The medical office space on the second floor includes 15,000 square feet with 41 exam rooms. This practice is built for improved efficiency and experience not only for patients but also for our physicians and staff. Most of the practices opening at UF Health East are moving from Building One at UF Health Emerson Medical Plaza, and in addition to pre- and post-op consultations, office appointments will be available for gastroenterology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and podiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and vascular surgery.
The third floor of the building will house Jax Spine & Pain Centers. We look forward to collaborating with them to provide a comprehensive care approach to spine patients. Pain management and nonsurgical spine services are offered through Jax Spine & Pain, and surgical services are offered by UF Health Jacksonville neurosurgeons.
UF Health East is slated to open by fall 2022. In the meantime, construction is in progress and logistics with terms contracts and staffing are being finalized.
I want to thank everyone who has made this project a priority. UF Health East is one of the many growth projects for our enterprise, and it is an exciting time for our organization. We hope the location and the clinical services offered will help patients receive the care they need in a convenient manner.