Mayo Clinic Jacksonville is planning a nearly $100 million expansion that will include a 40 percent increase in beds and a separate primary care clinic. The expansion will come in two projects and is expected to result in 250 construction jobs and 400 permanent employees at the clinic. The largest project is a two-story, $80 million addition on the top of its six-story hospital at the main campus on San Pablo Road. That will increase the square footage from 730,000 to 842,000 and the beds from 214 to 304. "We're just running at a high occupancy," said Bob Brigham, chief administrative officer. "We call it a red light when the morning census exceeds the number of beds. "By the end of the day, we have to get them all taken care of."
Florida Times-Union by Roger Bull