Located on Baptist Health of Northeast Florida’s 40-acre campus, Gresham Smith designed a new freestanding emergency department (FSED) and medical office building to meet the growing needs of families in the North Jacksonville area. The new FSED makes emergency care available outside of the hospital and closer to home, while the medical office building brings wellness services to the medical campus. With its new additions, Baptist North Medical Campus offers state-of-the-art, patient-centered care to the surrounding community with facilities that can adapt and expand in step with changing needs.


Baptist Health of Northeast Florida


Jacksonville, FL

Project Type



square-foot freestanding emergency department


square-foot medical office building


patient beds

A Full-Service Free Standing ED

A Full-Service Free Standing ED

The 28,000-square-foot FSED, which has a standard design that can be easily adapted to site throughout the Baptist Health system, has separate units for adult and pediatric patients. While each unit has eight patient beds, dedicated waiting rooms and their own look and feel, they are connected by a centralized nurse station. Along with emergency care, the facility offers on-site lab services and diagnostic imaging, including CR, MRI, X-Ray and ultrasound.
Encouraging a Healthy Lifestyle

Encouraging a Healthy Lifestyle

The 40,000-square-foot, three-story medical office building is home to a YMCA Healthy Living Center, which offers health screenings, nutrition classes and other medical programs and services. The medical campus also includes a wheelchair-accessible walking trail to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
Planned for the Future

Planned for the Future

The overall campus masterplan accounts for future expansion, so Gresham Smith designed the FSED and medical office building with long-term growth in mind. The clinical processes were designed for functional longevity, but also so that the FSED can be expanded at a later date without impacting daily operations.