Looking to expand its circle of care to serve the rapidly growing neighborhoods in southern Duval and northern St. Johns counties in Jacksonville, Baptist Health of Northeast Florida called upon Gresham Smith to master plan a full-service replacement hospital. Patient safety, healing environments, emergency technologies, efficiencies and the ability to expand and adapt in the future were all at the heart of our design for Baptist Medical Center South. The end result is a state-of-the-art hospital that serves as a landmark for a growing community.

Client

Baptist Health of Northeast Florida

Location

Jacksonville, FL

Project Type

Healthcare

Accolades

IIDA Florida Chapter Forum Award for Healthcare for Evidence-Based Design Attributes

1st

21st-century hospital for Jacksonville

400

bed capacity for the future

1

growth-focused master plan

A Warm Welcome

A Warm Welcome

Music played throughout the grounds, walking paths, water features and the pavilion located along the water’s edge greet patients and their families as they approach the hospital grounds. Soothing, warm finishes minimize anxiety and provide patients with a sense of comfort and quality.
A Facility That Everyone Can Enjoy

A Facility That Everyone Can Enjoy

The building offers the warmth and feel of a hotel, with a striking neo-classic look. The interior design blends spa-like amenities with the most advanced medical care, facilitating healing through the integration of nature and direct family support. The quality of daylight throughout sets the facility apart, reinforcing a healing environment that is enjoyed by patients, families, staff and physicians.
Designed for Patient & Family Comfort

Designed for Patient & Family Comfort

Strategically dispersed staffing stations bring staff closer to patients and fosters an improved sense of openness between the caregiver and patient. The facility provides extensive features for family and patient comfort, including healing libraries in all units, bedside control of powered window treatments and room temperature, in-room DVD players and music channels, bedside internet access for patients and families, laundry and cooking facilities on each floor, and in-room sleeper sofas for family members.
The Ability to Expand

The Ability to Expand

The full-service community hospital offers vital services such as radiology, surgery, oncology, obstetrics, and an emergency department with the capacity to expand to 60 exam rooms. Since opening, dozens of new projects have been developed within the master plan framework.
Setting a Standard of Excellence

Setting a Standard of Excellence

Recipient of an IIDA Forum Award for Healthcare in recognition of its evidence-based design attributes, Baptist Medical Center South provides the community with a patient-centric, healing environment that nurtures both the body and spirit. The facility is not only Jacksonville’s first hospital of the 21st century, but has also been designated as a Magnet hospital—the highest honor a health care organization can receive for excellence in patient care.

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Patricia West
Patricia West
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