Baptist Medical Center South Tower C

  • area / size 155,200 sqft
  • Completed 2018
  • Gresham Smith completed the design for the Baptist Medical Center South Tower C located in Jacksonville, Florida.

    Baptist Health of Northeast Florida’s Baptist Medical Center South’s new 155,200-square-foot Tower C is an integral component of the master plan for the campus. It was designed by Gresham, Smith and Partners to expand surgical, labor and delivery, medical/surgical beds and associated support services as well as to provide the space and adaptability needed for growth and innovation in the future.

    Throughout the planning process, GS&P used an insight-driven approach, collaborating closely with hospital stakeholders to evaluate patient room mock ups resulting in a patient-centered solution. The new tower features updated finishes and amenities to enhance the patient experience such as miniature refrigerators and safes in each room. The labor and delivery unit features 45 spacious rooms with touches that help create a spa-like environment, such as replacing paper towels with cloth hand towels and providing more counter space for toiletries. An additional nursery minimizes travel distances for patients and a number of alcove spaces give families a place to rest and enjoy views to the outside.

    Shell space in the adjacent Tower D was built out to provide additional holding and recovery capacity that increased in proportion with the additional surgical capacity in Tower C. These support areas were located adjacent to the OR suite to minimize patient travel distances to enhance patient safety and operational efficiencies.

    To further support future capacity, the firm expanded and built out the central energy plant (CEP). The CEP expansion will not only support growth, but coupling construction with the Tower C project also capitalized on an already-active construction zone, therefore reducing future disruptions.

    ArchitectGresham Smith
    Contractor: Batson-Cook
    PhotographyRandy Van Duinen