Sponsor Highlights


Our generous Rounds at the Grounds sponsors allow us to raise awareness about the high infant mortality rates in Jacksonville and implement strategies to improve birth outcomes and prevent infant mortality.

Sponsor Highlight #1: Brooks Rehabilitation

Tell us about the services Brooks Rehabilitation offers, specifically for women.

Several years ago Brooks established a Women’s Health program that crosses our various services, including inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, home health, and skilled nursing. We offer physical therapy to successfully treat health issues particular to women, including back pain during and post pregnancy, pelvic pain, and urinary incontinence.

How can we, as individuals in a shared community work to improve the health status of NE Florida?

We have a great opportunity to become educated and provide education about the quality health care services available at a reasonable cost. For example, many physicians and patients are not aware that physical therapy can address many women’s health issues in place of drugs and even surgery. Many people are not aware of our specialized Pediatrics program that helps kids with developmental issues or life-long challenges like autism.

What is your number one piece of health advice?

Do your research and find the option that works best for you.

Any other information you’d like to share with our Rounds at the Grounds fans?

At Brooks we have highly trained, specialized therapists in many different disciplines, including Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Balance, Neuro, Orthopedics, Sports Injuries, & Back & Neck.

Sponsor Highlight #2

We’d like to thank all of the hospitals that committed to Rounds at the Grounds sponsorship!

St. Vincent’s HealthCare

St. Vincent’s HealthCare is a faith-based, not-for-profit health system that has served the people of Jacksonville and the surrounding communities since 1916.

St. Vincent’s Medical Center (SVMC) is a 528-bed comprehensive, acute care hospital. It was founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1916.  St. Vincent’s Medical Center Southside got it’s start in 1873 as St. Luke’s Hospital. In April 2008, St. Luke’s Hospital became part of St. Vincent’s HealthCare; it was renamed St. Vincent’s Medical Center Southside in 2012. Both hospitals are part of St. Vincent’s HealthCare and Ascension Health, the largest non-profit health system in the United States as well as the largest Catholic hospital system in the United States.

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. Every year, more than a million people from all 50 states and nearly 150 countries come to Mayo Clinic for care.

Mayo Clinic Hospital in Jacksonville is the admitting hospital for Mayo Clinic in Florida. It has 214 beds and 22 operating rooms and offers care in more than 35 medical and surgical specialties.

The hospital, which opened in 2008, has a full-service emergency department that is open to everyone. It also includes surgical suites, a transplant program, epilepsy monitoring unit and stroke care program. 

Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Wolfson Children’s Hospital is the only full-service tertiary hospital for children in the region, serving North Florida, South Georgia and beyond.

With the aid of an initial $500,000 donation from the Wolfson Family Foundation, the hospital opened in 1955 as a place for all children to be admitted and treated without regard to creed, religion, race or financial position.

Today, Wolfson Children’s Hospital is a part of Baptist Health. Baptist Health’s circle of care includes five nationally accredited hospitals and more than 70 primary care and specialty offices, as well as home health, rehabilitation and urgent care.

UF & Shands Jacksonville

UF & Shands Jacksonville is comprised of Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, a 695-bed academic health center; the University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville, which encompasses three University of Florida colleges in Jacksonville: Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy; and University of Florida Jacksonville Healthcare, Inc., a network of primary and specialty care centers.

Shands Jacksonville is the largest UF campus outside of Gainesville. At 37 clinical sites throughout Northeast Florida, UF physicians tallied more than 600,000 outpatient visits and more than 34,000 inpatient admissions in 2010.