Image Courtesy: Gresham Smith
Image Courtesy: Gresham Smith

Baptist Medical Center South Hospital, Patient Tower and Medical Office Building

Main Hospital 248,000 FT2
Patient Tower 250,000 FT2
Medical Office Building 100,000 FT2
Jacksonville, FL, USA
Healthcare / Infrastructure / Central Energy Plants / Hospitals / Inpatient Facilities / High Performance Healthcare / Building Resilience in Healthcare / Infrastructure (CEP) / Master Planning for Hospitals
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing / Life Safety and Fire Protection
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The six-story, 120-bed hospital has an emergency department, radiology, outpatient surgery and a women’s center. Its 92 suites include 12 maternity, eight intensive care unit suites, and an 18-bed day stay area. The hospital was expanded by adding an eight-story, 62-bed patient tower as well as a five-story medical office building with an ambulatory surgical center.


Energy-efficiency and flexibility were key goals in designing the central energy plant. Two high-efficiency 1,200-ton chillers and two dual-cell cooling towers supply the 3,500-ton cooling load. A 15-ton chiller is dedicated to the removal of heat generated from the high-powered MRI equipment. Backup power is supplied by two emergency generators, one a 1,500-kW and the other a 2.5-mW.