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$23 Million ER Expansion and Renovation Project
Memorial Hospital is excited to announce it will embark on a $23 million expansion project of the main Emergency Department to meet the community’s growing need for additional access to ER services. The multiphase expansion project began in early 2017 and is expected to take approximately 18-24 months to complete.
As the busiest ER in Jacksonville, we continue to see an increase in patients choosing our Emergency Department for their emergency care needs. By expanding our ER, we will be able to meet the community’s growing needs, while treating patients more quickly and efficiently.
The project includes:
- Addition of approximately 23,000 square feet of new building construction
- Renovation of existing main ED
- Relocation of the pediatric ER rooms, entrance and waiting area to the main ER building
- Construction of a new rooftop helipad
- Reconfigured parking for patients, visitors and staff
- Expanded and remodeled entryway to unite all adult and pediatric ER services under one roof
Currently, ExpressCare and ExpressKids, the fast-track areas of the emergency department, are located across the ER parking lot. Once the project is complete, all ER services will be united under one roof, which will streamline care for patients and staff. For everyone’s safety, traffic and parking will be rerouted throughout the project. Signage will direct patients, visitors and staff on how to access the ER.
Beach/University Improvement Project
In September of 2016, the Florida Department of Transportation began a road construction project near the intersection of Beach and University Boulevards. The improvement project, which is expected to be completed in the Summer of 2017, includes lane widening, resurfacing and improving drainage.
Members of our leadership team have met with transportation officials to discuss ways to minimize the impact to our patients and visitors. FDOT officials ensure us that most of the lane closures will take place at night. However, in an effort to minimize confusion and keep everyone informed, we plan to pass along helpful information including timeframe, construction activities and traffic impacts as often as possible.
The Beach and University Boulevard intersection improvement project is designed to improve our roadways and make them safer at a time when this area is seeing continued growth. Thank you for your understanding while this road work takes place. For more information, visit www.dot.state.fl.us/default.shtm.