Six months have passed since the Winston Family YMCA opened its doors along the bank of the St. Johns River to a growing community in surrounding Jacksonville, Fla., communities of Brooklyn and Riverside.
As the proverb goes, “two heads are better than one.” Or, in this instance, two healthcare conglomerates are better than one. As organizations continue to look for solutions to provide higher quality care to more patients, at a more efficient rate, a familiar model is to combine one group’s strengths with another. And thus, the birth of a unique partnership between the highly regarded Mayo Clinic and St. Vincent’s HealthCare, resulting in the Mayo Cancer Center at St. Vincent’s Riverside in Jacksonville, Florida.
In March, community members attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for GuideWell UST Global Innovation Center in Orlando. The 92,000-square-foot, three-story building is anchored by GuideWell Innovation Collaborative Resource Ecosystem (CoRE) on the first floor, where early-stage health care and life sciences companies have 30,000 square feet of collaboration space specifically for them. The second and third floors also have 30,000 square feet each, where more developed health care companies can establish offices.