Palm Coast, FL - Soon, a new 100-bed hospital built by AdventHealth will become the organization's second facility erected in the Palm Coast area.
A virtual groundbreaking ceremony took place Tuesday (September 14) morning via AdventHealth Palm Coast's Facebook page.
“We are excited to celebrate this groundbreaking with residents and look forward to opening our doors to the patients and families we are privileged to serve,” said David Ottati, president and CEO, AdventHealth Central Florida Division - North Region. “We are grateful to be a vital part of the Flagler County community.”
The hospital will be a four-story, 158,000 square-foot facility with an emergency department including full-service imaging; five operating suites; endoscopy services; outpatient laboratory; heart catheterization labs; 20 critical care patient rooms; and 80 general medical or surgical care rooms. There are also plans for a 30,000-square-foot medical office building.
According to AdventHealth, this new project will represent Flagler County’s single-largest health care investment; one that will bring an increase in inpatient care to the growing population of Flagler County.
Flagler's only other hospital, the 99-bed AdventHealth Palm Coast, was built in 2002. Between 2010 and 2019, the county's population increased by 20 percent, according to data collected by World Population Review. And by 2026, the county's population is expected to increase another 7 percent.
“COVID-19 shed light on the need for every individual to have convenient access to world-class health care,” said Dr. Ron Jimenez, CEO of AdventHealth Palm Coast and AdventHealth Palm Coast Parkway. “We are pleased to strengthen the health of our community by expanding our state-of-the-art emergency, inpatient and outpatient care in Flagler County.”
AdventHealth says the project will cost around $145 million and expects it to generate 700 local jobs. The project's architects are HuntonBrady Architects, and the contractor is Robins & Morton. The new facility is set to open in Spring 2023.