Ascension St. Vincent's Southside in Jacksonville, Florida, is a full-service 309-bed hospital and ER with advanced specialty care services for your physical and mental health.
The hospital was founded in 1873 as St. Luke’s, the first private hospital in Jacksonville and was the oldest private hospital in Florida. The campus joined the St. Vincent’s HealthCare family in 2008 and was renamed Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside in 2019.
Our doctors and care teams deliver surgical care for serious and life-threatening injuries and illnesses. We listen to quickly understand your health needs and deliver care that's right for you. Ascension St. Vincent's is a destination for specialty care - including orthopedic and spine surgery, heart and vascular care, stroke and emergency care, lung health, brain and spine care, cancer services, weight-loss surgery, and women’s health. Our OB-GYN maternity care teams at our Family Birth Place deliver a personalized birthing experience, with pediatricians available to provide comprehensive care for your little one. We offer a wide range of minimally invasive procedures, imaging and lab tests, all on one campus.
Care for your everyday health needs
Our primary and specialty care doctors offer personalized care close to home. Learn more about our services and programs:
- Performance Orthopedics and Spine Specialty Hospital
- Heart and Vascular Health
- Lung Institute
- Family Birth Place
- Emergency Department
Emergency care close to home
When you choose Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside for your family’s emergency care, you’ll get the right care, at the right place and at the right time. When care is needed right away, we’re close to where you are with 24/7 care for life-threatening and severe illness and injury — including heart attack, stroke, trauma and more. We listen to quickly understand your health needs. Then, we provide care that’s right for you. From the moment you enter the doors, we deliver compassionate care to help you and your loved ones through an emergency.
When your child needs pediatric emergency care, our emergency room provides family-centered care. Children's needs are different from adults, so our doctors and care teams care for kids and their specific needs.
Family Birth Place
At Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside Family Birth Place, we provide family-centered birth suites with home-like comforts. To expand the care we can provide, we recently added six new labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum (LDRP) rooms. These rooms can improve the birthing experience by allowing moms, babies and families to experience the entire labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum in the comfort of one space. Working together, we help deliver a memorable birth experience.
Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside provides specialized medical care to women with high-risk pregnancies and their babies. And just in case your baby needs special care, you have access to a neonatal intensive care unit just down the hall. The NICU provides care for premature and critically ill babies.
Connected to specialized follow-up care
Your care doesn’t stop when you leave the ER. Because we’re more than emergency care, you will be connected to follow-up care to support your care plan and recovery. We connect you to specialists in cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, pulmonology, and more. Your care team also helps you manage your medications and sends prescriptions to your local pharmacy or through Ascension Rx. And you will always have access to other services at Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside, like imaging and lab.
Performance Orthopedics and Spine at Ascension St. Vincent's is the only orthopedic and spine specialty hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Whether you need joint replacement or back surgery, our highly experienced surgeons are ready to deliver the care you need. Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside has the latest technology, including robotic-assisted devices, which may help lower your recovery time. Our dedicated team of orthopedic surgeons and specialists help prepare you for your procedure and coordinate your recovery plan to help you get back to the things you love.
Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside also offers a Level II NICU for advanced care of premature or critically ill babies.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, go to the nearest ER or call 911.