by Dee DePass
Mayo Clinic will expand its Florida campus with two building projects worth $144 million in an effort to increase its patient surgery, treatment and parking accommodations, officials said Wednesday. Once completed, Mayo's Jacksonville campus will have a new parking garage and a new five-story, 120,000-square-foot medical building that will connect to the campus's Mayo and Cannaday buildings. The medical building will be completed in 2021 and feature eight operating rooms plus space for cardiology, gastroenterology and hepatology departments. The parking garage will be completed in 2020 and will include a two story "connector" building with 25,000 square feet for retail and other uses.
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Context: To meet the increasing demand to treat patients with complex health conditions in the growing Southwest, Mayo Clinic announces a $648 million expansion that will nearly double the size of its Phoenix campus over five years. You can read more about the expansion in the Southwest on Mayo Clinic News Network. Mayo Clinic also announced a new investment of $144 million for two major capital projects that soon will be constructed on its burgeoning 400-acre Florida campus. You can read more about the Florida expansion on Mayo Clinic News Network.