Baptist Health will begin construction of a new seven-story building this spring in Jacksonville. The building will feature a five-floor Wolfson Children’s Critical Care Tower.
The new building will serve as the new front entrance to both Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville.
The new Wolfson Children’s Critical Care Tower will include a 75-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Center as well as a 26-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The Neonatal Intensive Care Center will be comprised of three separate units, replacing the current 56-bed Level II and Level III Newborn ICUs at Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
The critical care tower will integrate with Baptist Jacksonville’s high-risk obstetrics and neonatal delivery center for seamless continuity of care. It will feature: private patient/family NICU suites with space to comfortably sleep two parents, full showers and bathrooms, separate parent wardrobes, and a unique room on each floor for the joint care of mothers who require post-delivery stay; state-of-the-art equipment and technology; rooms designed to encourage family involvement with patients; windows in every patient room; and entertainment/education systems.
The project is set to be complete in early 2021.