Mayo Clinic receives green light from city of Jacksonville for $130.7 million expansion

by | Oct 11, 2023

  • Mayo Clinic, Florida’s top-rated hospital, has obtained a permit to begin a $130.7 million expansion project on its health campus in Jacksonville.
  • The project includes the construction of a new five-story patient tower, adding 250,000 square feet of space, and increasing patient capacity to 428 beds.
  • This expansion is part of a larger $432 million investment project aimed at enhancing healthcare services and infrastructure at the Jacksonville campus, with completion expected by the end of 2026. 

The Mayo Clinic, Florida’s top-rated hospital, received a permit from the city of Jacksonville this week to allow the commencement of a $130.7 million expansion project on its health campus.

The expansion project features the construction of a new five-story patient tower, which will augment the Mayo Clinic’s current facilities by an additional 250,000 square feet. The construction is being overseen by the Orlando-based Robins & Morton Group, which previously obtained a permit for the initial shell construction, according to the Jacksonville Daily Record, incurring a cost of approximately $60.3 million. When considering the entire project, including the build-out phase, the estimated total cost reaches approximately $191 million.

Upon completion, five levels will be added to Mayo Clinic’s eight-story patient tower, increasing capacity to a total of 428 patient beds. Per construction documents, the expansion will yield three floors for patient care units, one designated as a “shelled” story for future expansion, and a floor for mechanical equipment.

The development is part of a broader $432 million investment project at the Jacksonville campus, including improvements to hospital support services and the establishment of an energy plant. The entire initiative is projected to reach completion by the end of 2026.

“The expansion of our hospital will enable Mayo Clinic to offer outstanding, high-quality care to more patients with serious and complex illnesses,” says Kent Thielen, M.D., CEO of Mayo Clinic Florida. “Designed to maximize flexibility, the expansion will facilitate new care models, accelerate digital innovation, and enhance patient experience.”

The permit is granted as Mayo Clinic is experiencing what it refers to as unprecedented growth. Hospital data shows that staffing at Mayo Clinic in Florida has increased by 23 percent in the past three years, now totaling 8,314 members including 1,074 physicians, researchers, residents, and fellows.

Moreover, Mayo Clinic has held the top in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings in six of the past seven years for Florida and contributes more than $2 billion annually to the state’s economy. In 2021, the clinic treated 168,000 patients and performed approximately 20,000 surgeries.


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