- By Kevin Punsky
New Mayo Clinic Expansion Continues Path of Historic Growth
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In the midst of unprecedented economic growth stretching more than three years, Mayo Clinic today announced a new investment of $144 million for two major capital projects that soon will be constructed on its burgeoning 400-acre Florida campus.
“As a destination medical center, these projects deepen Mayo Clinic’s commitment to providing our patients with an unparalleled experience and our teams of experts with the latest tools to deliver serious and highly complex care,” says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., vice president, Mayo Clinic, and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida. Dr. Farrugia also is Mayo Clinic’s president and CEO-elect. “This also deepens our commitment to Jacksonville and the state of Florida.”
The new projects include:
- Mayo North Addition
This building will be a five-floor, 120,000-square-feet addition with a two-story building link between the Mayo and Cannaday Buildings. It will have space for up to eight operating rooms, as well as procedural space for cardiology, gastroenterology and hepatology, and other departments. The building is expected to be completed in 2021.
- Patient Parking Garage
Located adjacent to the Cannaday Building, this 1,000-space parking garage will provide much-needed parking capacity and added convenience for patients. In addition to the garage, a two-story connector building will be constructed that includes about 25,000 square feet of space for retail and undetermined use. The garage is expected to be completed in 2020.
During this three-year period of historic growth and increased demand for patient care, Mayo has invested nearly $500 million in major construction projects — more than doubling its space with 520,000 square feet of new facilities for patient care, biomedical research, education and technology. Mayo has added more than 1,000 new staff members, including 130 physicians and scientists, as it advances its status as the premier destination medical center in the Southeast. Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus now has more than 6,400 employees and contributes $2 billion to the Florida economy.
Highlights of other recent capital projects at Mayo Clinic in Florida include:
- Dorothy J. and Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Building
This building opened on Aug. 6 and provides integrated services for complex cancer, neurologic and neurosurgical care. The building also is home to discovery, patient-centered research and clinical trials. Mayo Clinic in Florida has one of the largest neuro-oncology clinical and research groups in the country funded by the National Institutes of Health.
- Positron emission tomography (PET) radiochemistry facility
This facility houses a radiochemistry laboratory and a cyclotron — a particle accelerator important in the production of radiopharmaceuticals. The facility, which was completed this year, will produce Mayo-developed Choline C-11 used in certain PET scans. The scans are the latest advancements in imaging tests that light up prostate cancer wherever it is found and provide targets for therapy. Locating recurrent prostate cancer sooner may enable Mayo health care providers to target the cancer more quickly, before it spreads further. The cyclotron also will produce other radiopharmaceuticals to image various organs and develop the next generation of imaging techniques.
- Mayo South Building
This building, which is under construction and slated to open in 2019, will provide space for a new molecular imaging center and cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgery programs. It also will provide space to expand the spine center and pain rehabilitation program. In this building, Mayo experts will combine new imaging technologies with emerging fields, such as nanomedicine, to noninvasively diagnose, monitor and treat disease at a cellular level.
- Collaboration between Mayo Clinic and United Therapeutics Corporation
This collaboration includes the construction of a building that will house technology that will increase the volume of lungs for transplantation by preserving selected marginal donor lungs and making them viable for transplantation. The lungs will be made available to patients at Mayo Clinic and other transplant centers across the U.S. The organizations also will work together on regenerative medicine research — an area of medicine with the potential to heal damaged tissues and organs. The building also will house a biotechnology center to attract new companies to Northeast Florida. Construction on the three-story, 75,000-square-feet building is expected to be completed in 2019.
“We are always striving to advance care, research and education, and as one measure of that, Mayo Clinic is humbled and proud to once again be No. 1 in Florida in U.S. News and World Report’s 2018-2019 Best Hospitals issue,” Dr. Farrugia says. “Mayo Clinic in Florida will continue to work to improve health care for our patients.”
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- Kevin Punsky, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 904-953-0746, email@example.com