Mayo Clinic Announces $25 Million Gift for Jacksonville Expansion Plan

Mayo Clinic Announces $25 Million Gift for Jacksonville Expansion Plan

The in Rochester, Minnesota, has announced a $70.5 million expansion plan for its campus with the support of a $25 million gift from the family of Dan and Brenda Davis.

The gift will support a construction project that adds four floors to Mayo Building South in Jacksonville, as well as the recruitment of additional physicians and researchers. Details of the plan include the addition of 80,000 square feet to the south building and the renovation of 40,000 square feet housing cardiovascular, cardiology, and cardio-thoracic surgery program areas; an expansion of the spine center and pain rehabilitation programs; the addition of new surgical rooms; additional space for a molecular imaging radiology center; and the expansion of lab space. Construction is expected to be completed in 2019.

Longtime supporters of the Mayo Clinic, the family of Winn-Dixie co-founder J.E. Davis  donated four hundred acres of land and spearheaded a fundraising campaign in 1984 to establish the clinic's Jacksonville campus, which opened in 1986.

"To solidify our position as the premier destination medical center in the Southeast, we plan to recruit the brightest people, significantly expand our space, and continuously improve our technology to enhance our ability to deliver the highest quality of care for our patients," said Gianrico Farrugia,  CEO of the Mayo Clinic in Florida. "We are extremely grateful to the family of Dan and Brenda Davis for their generous and unyielding support for Mayo Clinic. The history of Mayo Clinic in Florida is enshrined and made possible by the incredible generosity of generations of the Davis families."