Archives for December 2019

2019-2020 North Central Florida Healthcare Guide is here!


to the 2019-2020 North Central Florida Healthcare Guide™, the most comprehensive directory of healthcare providers in the region!

As always, this publication is intended to be your go-to resource and reference guide for locating physicians, surgeons and other healthcare providers in Alachua, Columbia and Marion counties as well as The Villages in an easy-to-use directory listing format.

The Green Pages™ section features listings of physicians by specialty, as well as area hospitals, ancillary healthcare providers and services. These listings include National Provider Identifier (NPI) numbers, if available, for further convenience.

Our publication also features up-to-date information on legislative news, new technology, along with articles dedicated to keeping the medical community informed about advances in medicine. This edition also delves into the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), with tips on how to keep your practice compliant.

Our goal is to present the most current information in our publication. However, if your listing needs to be corrected, please let us know. You may also submit changes here.

If you would like to request additional copies, please contact us at 904-296-1304. You may also email your order directly to

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Marzoug (Mark) Al-Amad | Publisher & President
Heritage Publishing, Inc.

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Brooks Rehabilitation to Open Additional Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital

Cutting-Edge Facility
Planned to Meet Growing Demand
for Services

Brooks Rehabilitation is excited to announce the development of an additional, state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation hospital to meet the demands of a growing population. The new 60-bed hospital will be built on their existing 115-acre campus in the Bartram Park area of Jacksonville, Fla.

“Brooks has been a recognized leader in physical rehabilitation for 50 years. We’re committed to meeting the needs of this region now and for many years to come,” said Doug Baer, Brooks Rehabilitation CEO. “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. We will expand to add additional inpatient beds in the future, as necessary.”

Their original 160-bed rehabilitation hospital on University Blvd. is one of the busiest in the country providing care for more than 3,000 patients per year. Brooks also manages a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in partnership with Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The new hospital on the Bartram campus will also care for patients after a brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury or other disabling illness or injury. It will feature the innovative technology, clinical expertise and proven treatments synonymous with the Brooks organization.

The Brooks Bartram campus currently includes a 100-bed skilled nursing facility, a three-story, 61-unit assisted living facility, and two GREEN HOUSE® 12-bed memory care homes to provide specialized services for the aging population. When it opened in 2013, the campus was planned to accommodate Brooks’ future growth. Adding a rehabilitation hospital provides a continuum of post-acute services in this one location, making it a convenient option for patients, residents and guests.

Brooks anticipates construction to be completed in two years. It is estimated that 150 new employees will be hired to staff the hospital once it is fully operational.

Gresham Smith was chosen as the designer. The contractor has not yet been selected.

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