AdventHealth is making the single-largest health care investment in Flagler County by building a new 100-bed hospital in Palm Coast.
Construction will begin in September on AdventHealth Palm Coast Parkway, a $100 million project, on Palm Coast Parkway near Bridgehaven Drive. The four-story hospital is scheduled to open in late 2022 and will join AdventHealth Palm Coast to “provide additional convenience and comprehensive care, including world-class orthopedics services, to Flagler residents,” according to a release from the health care provider.
AdventHealth Palm Coast Parkway is expected to provide 400 new jobs, and that figure is expected to grow to as many as 700, with an average salary of $67,000.
Flagler County is poised to grow more than seven percent over the next five years, and, according to Advent Health, it’s important that acute-care services keep pace with this growth to meet the community’s health care needs.
“We look forward to bringing our world-class services closer to home for more people in this growing region,” said David Ottati, president/CEO for AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division – North Region. “COVID-19 has shown us the importance of strong health care infrastructure and, while these plans were in motion before the onset of the pandemic, our recent experience underscores the need for fast access to quality health care.”
AdventHealth Palm Coast Parkway will include: an emergency department with full-service imaging; five operating suites; endoscopy services; an outpatient laboratory; heart catherization labs; 20 critical care patient rooms and 80 for general medical or surgical care. Plans also call for a 30,000-square-foot medical office building also to be constructed on the 10-acre site in the future.
“The ability to get to an emergency department in minutes can mean the difference between life or death for our patients,” said Paul Mucciolo, MD, chief of staff at AdventHealth Palm Coast. “I’m thrilled that even more families will be just a few minutes’ drive from our world-class care.”
“We are delighted to strengthen our presence in this community with a second world-class hospital and look forward to deepening the relationships we’ve built with our partners here,” said Ron Jimenez, president/CEO for AdventHealth Palm Coast.
AdventHealth is a faith-based, non-profit health care organization headquartered in Altamonte Springs. It operates hospitals in nine states, has more than 80,000 employees and serves more than five million patients annually.