As we enter 2020, it is an exciting time at UF Health. Not only are we receiving additional funding from the city of Jacksonville, expanding service offerings locally and collaborating with The Villages® regionally, and bringing on new department chairs for neurology and surgery, but we are also celebrating our 150th anniversary and much more. Our enterprise is expanding in a strategic, swift way and in an effort to truly see our mission become a reality: to heal, to comfort, to educate, to discover. Everything we do is focused on providing high-quality care to patients through innovation, education and research.
On a local level, we will have the opportunity to upgrade some of our infrastructure and continue to provide outstanding care thanks to additional funding from the mayor and City Council. The council approved an additional $8 million in funding that we should receive before the end of fiscal year 2020, which is June 30. As many of you recall, in 2018, the city council approved $120 million in capital funding over a six-year period. Part of that has already been allocated to help replace our electrical system and roof, among other things. $20 million was allocated to us in September, so we can begin the second phase of the project early this year.