Mission: Modernize - James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital - Tampa, Florida
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James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital - Tampa, Florida


Mission: Modernize

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Welcome to the webpage where we will share information and updates about all things Mission: Modernize! JAHVH has several projects on the horizon or in development to expand space, both on the main campus and at all of our off-site locations. The goal of “Mission: Modernize” is to provide the highest quality, most convenient and accessible healthcare and facilities that our Veterans have earned.

On July 31, 2018, we broke ground on a three-year project that will provide the state-of-the art private inpatient rooms that our Veterans deserve. 

new bed tower exterior       

See what's happening on the live cam!

  • This three-year project is the first of its kind in which the VA is partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and marks an important part of our expansion as a hospital
  • It will be located on the main campus adjacent to the Community Living Center (Haley's Cove)
  • The pedestrian bridge between James A. Haley and the University of South Florida was partially demolished and will be reconfigured to provide a new connection to the tower and continuous passage through the tower to the main hospital.
  • Completion is expected in 2022.
  • Features include:
    • Four floors, approximately 245,000 square feet with an additional 5,000 square feet to be renovated
    • 96 medical-surgical single patient rooms
    • 40 intensive care unit beds
    • Canteen, outdoor dining area and healing garden
    • Other assorted support spaces
Fisher House II

In FY18 we lodged 763 families onsite, comprised of 1,005 individuals, and also provided 552 nights of lodging at nearby contracted hotels. With the house operating at 99 percent occupancy – a 1 percent increase over the previous year — we share the highest occupancy rate with one other VA Polytrauma Center nationwide. On April 7, 2017, we held a groundbreaking ceremony to begin construction of our second Fisher House on campus, which will be opening this spring. The second house will have 16 suites and allow even more families to be at bedside while their loved ones are receiving treatment at the hospital.  

We are also expanding all of our existing Community-Based Outpatient Clinics - New Port Richey, Lakeland, Brooksville and Zephyrhills - as well as adding a new clinic in south Hillsborough County (SoHi).

Other projects/improvements

Þ We added two parking lots (Rome and Juliet) for employee parking, moved valet parking to the Freedom Lot and added additional handicapped parking spaces in the parking garage to accommodate construction of the Bed Tower,

Þ The expanded Specialty Services (Wound Care Center) will add 13,800 square feet for two additional IR suites and a Wound Care Center. It's expected to open in 2020.

Þ The Research Consolidation project relocates Research staff into spaces per criteria in order to best utilize the building footprint.

Parking and Shuttle Updates

Several changes to parking and shuttle servicehave taken place to accommodate construction of the new Bed Tower. Remember, trams and shuttles run Mondays thru Fridays except holidays. We have updated the parking and shuttle maps to reflect the following changes:

  • The pedestrian bridge across Bruce B. Downs Blvd. was demolished and rebuilt as part of the construction project, so a shuttle is running from the University of South Florida and the hospital.  It runs from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. A sign designates the shuttle pick up location outside the Morsani College of Medicine and it drops off outside the main entrance of Building 1 at JAHVH. The pedestrian bridge will still be available for foot traffic, but people will need to follow the sidewalk to Richard Silver Way entrance to access the JAHVH campus through Gate 3.  Map
  • The offsite parking and shuttle for Veterans and staff is now operational. Designated parking is available at University Mall near Grands, with a free shuttle that will drop people off near the Central Energy Plant.  The shuttle runs every 20 minutes from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.  Map SEE DIRECTONAL VIDEO HERE
  • Valet parking has moved to the Freedom Parking lot on 133rd Avenue across from the WaWa gas station.  A shuttle is available to take Veterans (and staff) to the hospital. Spaces will continue to be available for staff parking as well.  Map
  • The off main campus, leased clinic shuttle pick up location (Purple & Orange Routes) is at the parking garage shuttle stop.  Map
  • Road work near the Fisher House will begin and a temporary road to the Emergency Department will open in the Diamond Parking Lot.
  • The Juliet Parking Lot is open for employee parking.  Map
  • The Diamond Parking Lot at the front of the hospital has been completely fenced in except for the Emergency Department road for ambulances and some ED short-term patient drop-off spots for the duration of the construction project. These drop-off spots are accessible from Richard Silver Way  Map
  • Gate 2 off Bruce B. Downs Blvd. (main entrance by the pedestrian bridge) is closed.  Veterans, staff and visitors can still use Gate 1 on Richard Silver Way.
  • Gate 3 is open for shuttle service and pedestrian traffic only.
  • An additional shuttle stop will be added to the Freedom Lot Valet and Staff parking shuttle route. It will enter through gate 3 and drop off at the main entrance of Building 1.  Map

Bed Tower COnstruction Parking Map
Shuttle Map

Offsite Parking and Shuttle Map
USF Shuttle Map

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to improve the Veteran experience.