City issues permits for Brooks Rehabilitation in Bartram Park
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The city issued three permits March 9 for construction of an additional 60-bed hospital for Brooks Rehabilitation at its 115-acre Bartram Park campus in South Jacksonville.
Jacksonville-based Brooks is building the hospital at 6400 Brooks Bartram Drive.
Brooks announced Jan. 25 that it broke ground on the addition.
The city issued permits March 9 for Perry-McCall Construction Inc. to build the three-story, 76,056-square-foot hospital as well as chiller and trash enclosures.
According to the three permits, the job costs are $2.05 million, although those do not reflect the entire project.
In December 2019, Brooks Rehabilitation announced the $43 million, 60-bed rehabilitation hospital next to its Bartram Park campus in South Jacksonville.
Total construction costs are expected to be about $37 million.
The city issued a permit Dec. 22, 2020, for the $343,000 foundation project.
England-Thims & Miller Inc. is the civil engineer. Gresham Smith is the designer.
Brooks expects to open the hospital in the first quarter of 2022.
Brooks built its original 160-bed rehabilitation hospital at 3599 University Blvd. S. It also manages a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in partnership with Halifax Health in Daytona Beach.
Like at the original hospital, the new Bartram Park facility will provide treatment for patients after a brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury or other disabling illness or injury.
“After a careful needs assessment, we determined a second hospital in Jacksonville will allow us to treat more patients with our specialized services to achieve the best possible outcomes,” said Doug Baer, Brooks Rehabilitation president and CEO, in a previous news release.
“We will expand to add additional inpatient beds in the future, as necessary.”