UF Health Jacksonville Plans First Freestanding Emergency Room | Jax daily record | Jacksonville Daily Record

UF Health spokesman Dan Leveton confirmed that the medical system plans to build its first freestanding emergency room in northwest Jacksonville along Dunn Avenue.

He had no information on the exact address or details of a second location being checked along Lane Avenue in West Jacksonville.

Leveton said May 21 that the Dunn Avenue project is the one that is moving forward in the area.

“In addition, there is still no specific address. It is being built there because this is a growing part of the community and our goal is to serve these people, ”he said.

Completion is expected by the end of 2022.

Leveton said permits are being filed and bids are running out.

Parallelism plans submitted to the city show a 12,430-square-foot detached emergency clinic on 1.52 acres on Dunn Ave. 6765, although UF Health is not identified.

The location is in the Dunn Village Mall on Dunn Avenue and New Kings Road / US 1 in the Dinsmore area

Miami-based Saglo Development Corp. owns Dunn Village, which is anchored by a Rowe’s IGA supermarket.

While Leveton did not confirm a second location in West Jacksonville, the city is considering a building permit application for UF Health to develop an 11,716 square foot center on nearly 1.2 acres at 888 Lane S. on northwest Lane Avenue and Grace Lane.

No contractor is listed for the estimated $ 6 million project. Salim Kassab is the owner of the property, a former branch of Ameris Bank that was built in 2008.

The architect is e4h Environments for Health Architecture LLC from Fort Worth, Texas.

The Lane Avenue permit application describes the project as a freestanding emergency room that provides 24/7 emergency medical treatment and care.

It will be an outpatient division of UF Health Jacksonville with its main campus in the Springfield area.

It will include 10 exam rooms and trauma / resuscitation, CT and X-ray rooms, as well as support, machine, administrative and public areas.

In February 2020, Leon Haley, CEO of UF Health Jacksonville, said the medical center could add a freestanding emergency room to the market.

Haley said at the time that the system “definitely has a tendency to do something,” but the plans weren’t finalized.

UF Health Jacksonville in Springfield is the largest UF campus outside of Gainesville.

UF Health Jacksonville includes the UF Health North Academic Health Center in North Jacksonville, the UF Health Science Center, and the UF Health Jacksonville Physicians Inc. network of primary and specialty care centers in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.

It opened the UF Health Wildlight medical office complex in Yulee, Nassau County.

When UF Health Jacksonville North began construction on Max Leggett Parkway, it included a standalone emergency room in 2015 that was converted into a hospital emergency room when the patient tower was built in 2017.

UF Health operates two detached emergency rooms in Gainesville and one in The Villages.

Haley said the UF Health Jacksonville freestanding emergency room would follow a similar model.

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