Shands Jacksonville North update

A step closer to a hospital for North Jacksonville

A rendering of Shands Jacksonville North

In December, Shands Jacksonville announced that its application for a Certificate of Need to build a new medical campus in north Jacksonville has been approved by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. With this decision, Shands is setting a timetable to begin construction of the facility at Interstate 95 and Duval Road and will announce its plans and a schedule in the near future.

The 100-bed facility will be located at the northeast corner of I-95 and Duval Road. The first phase of construction will include an ambulatory services and medical office building that houses community and UF physician practices. Projected services will include primary care, specialty physician practices, diagnostic services, urgent care and outpatient surgery.

The hospital portion of the project is expected to cost about $125 million, which will be funded through philanthropy, retained earnings and bond financing. Construction could be completed within three to five years. For more information, visit