Northside Business Leaders
Meeting you may have missed.
October 11, 2011
Regional Director, Business Development
had two speakers from the Shands/UF
of Jacksonville speak to our club:
first was Ron Timonere, director of Business Development for Shands
Jacksonville/UF College of Medicine, spoke to us about development of
Shands/UF on the north side. He
pointed out that probably this area of Jacksonville is the only area that
does not have a hospital. The hospital will be built in three phases. The
first is the physician practice building.
The second phase is the support services like imaging and therapy
centers. Third phase is a hospital with about 100 beds.
The cost is about $125 million. They will be hiring about 350 new
purchased the 70 acres of property near the River City Mall for $9.5
million. To be granted the rights to build this hospital, Shands/UF must
file a CON (Certificate of Need) with the State. Ron explained how the
letters from residents and business people in the North Jacksonville area
accompany this CON. He wishes to thank all our members for the letters
they wrote in Shands/UFís support. The State will make a determination
by December 9th of this year. If approved on that date, Shands/UF
has eighteen months to break ground. This hospital will be a community
private hospital, which means that not only Shands/UF physicians, but
other physicians n the area
can practice at this hospital.
Dr. Christopher Scuderi D.O.
Assistant Professor of Community Health and Family Medicine
The second speaker was Dr. Christopher Scuderi who is the Medical Director and Assistant Professor of Community Health and Family Medicine. Dr. Scuderi has a practice at 3122 New Berlin Road. Dr. Scuderi talked with us about taking care of our body through Diet, exercise, and rest. Good food is the basis of good health Ė you are what you eat. Suggestions from Dr. Scuderi include buying groceries from the perimeter of the grocery store. These are the fresh items and donít have the additives that are found in canned and frozen foods. He pointed out that it takes about thirty minutes for your stomach to feel that it is full. Another good point is if you donít intend to eat it, donít buy it. Most of us will eat that ice cream if we buy it. Exercise as often as you can. Exercising in the mornings sets the pace for the day. Try to find exercise you enjoy. He pointed out that the best exercise has some low impact exercise mixed in with some higher impact exercises. This emulates life and builds better stamina. Dr. Scuderi suggests that we turn of phones, computers and TV and get to exercising. People who live calmer lives with good rest tend to live longer. Get a good nightís sleep.
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Fowler, First VP
Dr. Scuderi & Glenn Fowler
Guests & Members
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