Michael Gross, R.N., a UF Health Shands nurse, looks out at the construction site of the UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine Hospitals. He is one of hundreds of staff members who will transition to the new space in late 2017.
In January 2015, UF Health leaders, faculty, staff and community members gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony of the heart and neuro hospitals. In December 2017, our shared vision will become a reality as the hospitals open to patients and their families.
The $415 million specialty hospitals will provide world-class space in which our providers can deliver concentrated care to meet the growing demand for UF Health’s neurologic, neurosurgical, heart and vascular services for patients with complex health conditions.
Our construction, by the numbers*:
450 workers on-site per day (average)
35,970 cubic yards of concrete
2,700 tons of reinforcement steel
115,000 square feet of glass
$32.5 million positive economic impact (local and regional
*All figures were estimated in May 2016.
$415 million budget
216 inpatient rooms
20 operating rooms
78 outpatient exam/procedure spaces