Jacksonville, FL - It's a 92 bed facility, complete with an ICU and a women's service's unit.
UF Health North's new, inpatient hospital is officially opening its doors to patients Tuesday, May 23rd, at 9 am, after the hospital received its license from the state last week.
The vice president of UF Health North, Wayne Marshall, says it's an exciting time.
"Without a doubt this was an under-served community, as far as hospitals. There was nothing up here and this was our endeavor to help fill that niche," says Marshall.
Marshall tells WOKV this is actually phase 2 of the project, as phase 1 was completed back in February 2015.
That phase included a medical office building, with a free-standing emergency room, and the diagnostics of full radiology, a full lab, as well as a full hospital-based operating room.
We're told if phase 2 is a success, additional phases could be coming in the future.