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Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Health Notes

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BAPTIST SOUTH BUILDING FOURTH PATIENT TOWER

Baptist Medical Center South has broken ground on a new eight-story patient tower.

The fourth patient tower to be built on the 32-acre campus, the 152,000-square-foot patient tower will ultimately add 138 additional patient beds, bringing the hospital's total number of beds to 407.

Baptist South also has plans to build a third five-story medical office building, which will house primary care and specialty physicians' offices, and a four-story parking garage with 1,200 complimentary parking spaces. The new tower is expected to be completed by first quarter 2018.

BROOKS JOINS BAPTIST ON NURSING RESIDENCY

Jacksonville University's Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences is partnering with Baptist Health on a nursing residency program that offers simulation training to newly graduated Baptist Health nurses that is the first of its kind in Jacksonville.

The innovative, academic-setting component of the 10-month program is intended to increase the newly graduated nurses' assessment skills, proficiency in procedures and critical thinking.

AETNA GRANTS TACKLE CHILDHOOD OBESITY

The Aetna Foundation has awarded $150,000 in grants to two Jacksonville health care organizations working to prevent childhood obesity.

St. Vincent's Mobile Health Outreach Pediatric Nutrition and Wellness Initiative, which provides free, hands-on lessons from a registered dietitian on exercise, nutrition and stress reduction to children in low-income neighborhoods, received $100,000.

The 2nd Mile ministries received $50,000 to help fund their Healthy Habits, Healthy Kids Initiative, which offers summer camps and year-round school programs to children in the Brentwood neighborhood.

'SAFARI SAM' GRANT TO FUND MUSIC THERAPY

Pediatric patients receiving treatment for cancer at Nemours Children's Specialty Care will now receive music therapy during their visits as the result of a $12,000 grant that will launch the Kent Lindsey Music Therapy Program. …

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