Major Initiatives

NSU’s Research and Medical Center

HCA East Florida filed a Certificate of Need with the state of Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration in October 2013 requesting approval to build and operate a hospital of up to 100 beds on NSU’s main campus in Davie. But for the development of this hospital, NSU would be unable to complete its full vision for expansion of its research in cancer, diabetes, and other vital academic medical research projects essential for the wellbeing of our community. The hospital, which will anchor NSU’s Academical Village, will significantly enhance teaching and research at NSU and become a major component of the university’s academic, research and experiential programs in its health care and other disciplines.

The proposed hospital, which will grow to become Broward County’s only comprehensive research and medical center on a university campus, will be privately owned by HCA East Florida; therefore no public funds will be utilized in construction of the hospital, and it will generate new tax revenue for the city and county. The hospital will be located at the epicenter of the tri-county area, allowing it to serve all of South Florida, bring greater choice and access for patients—including the 250,000 patients that visit NSU’s Health Care Clinics annually—and provide middle and upper income jobs to members of the community.

Plans to begin construction on the emergency room—which does not require state approval—are already under way, with ground breaking expected in early 2014. Also in 2014, NSU will break ground on its new Center for Collaborative Research (see below). The combination of these endeavors will bring an estimated 5,000 new jobs to the tri-county region, and increase NSU’s economic impact in Florida from $2.6 billion to $4 billion when completed.

Click here to view footage from the press conference announcing the endeavor featuring NSU President and CEO George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., and President of HCA East Florida Michael G. Joseph. “This is a win both for NSU and for the community,” stated Hanbury.

The Center for Collaborative ResearchRendition of NSU Collaborative Research Center Building, Main Campus, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

The Nova Southeastern University Center for Collaborative Research will expand the university’s research capability and further our ability to make discoveries that can improve our community and our world. The new center will cost approximately $80 million to construct and have an additional $20 million worth of research equipment, in addition to our in-place lab inventory.

This facility will provide wet labs for many of  NSU’s innovative researchers, as well as a General Clinical Research Center, an outpatient facility that will provide centralized clinical research infrastructure to benefit investigators in multiple disciplines. The Center for Collaborative Research will also house the Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research, the Buehler Foundation facility, Florida LambdaRail, the NSU Technology Incubator, and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The federal agency is partnering with NSU, Florida Atlantic University, and the University of Florida to promote scientific cooperation for the Greater Everglades Restoration Project, the largest public works program in U.S. history.

The NSU Academical Village

This exciting project will follow the Jeffersonian concept of a "community of scholars and students living and working closely together, combining theory with practice".Rendition of the NSU Academical Village, Main Campus, Ft. Lauderdale-Davie, FL

A $500-million partnership to transform a 30-acre, university-investment into a high-tech research/office park with nearly three million square feet of office, retail, financial, governmental, and residential space, as well as a hotel and a conference center.

Expected to generate millions in tax revenue and in workforce development, including high-tech jobs. The project will add to NSU's existing $2.6 billion economic impact in the state of Florida.