by Charlie Patton
The Mayo Clinic has been expanding its Jacksonville campus since Gianrico Farrugia became CEO in 2015. Two buildings that will play a key role in enhancing Mayo’s status as a “destination medical center” are now virtually complete. The five-story, 190,000-square-foot Mangurian Building, which will serve as a state of the art treatment center for oncology, hematology, neurology and neurosurgery, is having a dedication ceremony Thursday. Treatment of patients in the building will begin Aug. 6. The Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation in Fort Lauderdale donated $20 million to Mayo to help construct the building, which will cost about $100 million. Two floors of the Mangurian Building are devoted to oncology and hematology. They feature a total of 43 rooms for chemotherapy infusion, doubling the previous number. Some rooms feature beds, others feature massage chairs. All have space for family members and big screen TVs.
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Context: Mayo Clinic’s new 190,000-square-foot medical building on its Florida campus will open on Monday, Aug. 6, for patients seeking cancer, neurology and neurosurgical care. Named in honor of benefactors Harry T. Mangurian and his wife, Dorothy Mangurian, the Dorothy J. and Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Building is part of a $330 million investment to develop Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus as the premier medical destination in the Southeast. Mayo Clinic received a $20 million gift from the Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to support expansion projects and the new medical building for cancer and neurologic services.
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