JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Mayo Clinic is expanding in Jacksonville, and that means hundreds of new jobs.
The hospital is adding two floors to its main campus on San Pablo Road. The construction will add nearly 100 beds to the hospital.
The Mayo Clinic is also building a primary care center at I-295 (9A) and Gate Parkway, which is just east of the St. Johns Town Center on the Southside.
The two-story, 40,000-square-foot primary care center will be designed to support 20 physicians and providers and offer X-ray, mammography, ultrasound and laboratory services. The high-performance and environmentally friendly building design will allow Mayo to seek LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification when construction is completed.
"Our hospital has been operating at or near capacity almost since it first opened four years ago," said Dr. William Rupp, the Chief Executive Officer of Mayo Clinic in Florida. "The additional beds and other improvements to the hospital will help us continue to offer the highest quality of care and meet the needs of our patients."
The expansion should generate about 400 jobs. The projects will cost about $97 million. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer.