Gresham, Smith and Partners (GS&P) recently announced the completion of a 160,000-square-foot full-service hospital on the UF Health North campus, located in Jacksonville, Fla. This second phase of improvements connects the new inpatient tower to an existing ambulatory care center and medical office complex.

The five story, 92-bed facility is LEED Silver-registered and includes a 12-bed labor and delivery unit, an eight-bed women’s services unit, a 24-bed intensive care unit and two floors that accommodate 24-bed medical and surgical suites each. In addition to all-private patient rooms, the tower also includes shared amenity spaces such as conference rooms, dining, a chapel and courtyard spaces.

Every patient room is equipped with a multifaceted entertainment and education system that allows patients to control their room’s lighting, temperature and solar shade system. Patients can also watch on-demand entertainment, order meals and surf the internet from their bed with a bedside tablet. Staff will be able to use the system to notify bed tracking when a room is available, give discharge instructions, and provide telemedicine opportunities for the physicians and patients.

GS&P provided architecture, interior design, planning and wayfinding services for the project. They also designed phase one of UF Health North’s improvements, which included a six story, 200,000-square-foot ambulatory care and medical office complex.