Thanks to a donation from the Avalon Fund, the UF Health Brain Wellness Center is slated to open this summer. Likewise, planning and development are underway for a new ambulatory surgery center and medical office building, targeted to open in 2022. We are also moving forward with plans to build several facilities throughout Jacksonville that will have an urgent care center and an emergency room in a single location. This is a brand-new concept for the First Coast.
While there are exciting plans ahead, it’s important to recognize the great strides we’ve made over the last few years. We opened new facilities throughout Jacksonville in 2019 and 2020, which have done well in spite of the pandemic. UF Health Wildlight and UF Health Family Medicine – Crystal Springs recently celebrated one-year anniversaries. UF Health Imaging Center – Baymeadows will celebrate its one-year anniversary this March, followed by UF Health Rehabilitation – Wildlight in October. I look forward to seeing these locations continue to grow over the next year.
Although 2020 is over, COVID-19 is still a major part of our everyday lives. Vaccine administration is underway, but please continue to stay safe by practicing physical distancing and wearing your masks. As always, thank you for all the work you do at UF Health Jacksonville. It’s your expertise and knowledge that allows us to better serve our patients and the community.
Leon L. Haley Jr., MD, MHSA
CEO, UF Health Jacksonville
Dean, UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville