Palm Coast, FL - According to their latest announcement, AdventHealth is set to build a new 100 bed hospital in Palm Coast by 2022.
Construction for the project—known as AdventHealth Palm Coast Parkway—will begin in September of this year and cost upwards of $100 million, per the hospital system's latest statement. As of right now, the new four-story hospital is expected to be opened sometime in late 2022.
Following its completion, AdventHealth Palm Coast Parkway, bundled with the existing AdventHealth Palm Coast hospital, is expected to keep pace with Flagler County's growing health care needs as the county is expected to grow by more than 7%, according to AdventHealth.
“We look forward to bringing our world-class services closer to home for more people in this growing region,” said David Ottati, president/CEO of AdventHealth Central Florida Division-North. “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.”
The new hospital will include an emergency department with full-service imaging, five operating suites, endoscopy services, 20 critical care patient rooms and 80 for general medical or surgical care. Additionally, AdventHealth plans to build a new 30,000 square foot medical office building on the 10-acre site sometime in the near future.
“The ability to get to an emergency department in minutes can mean the difference between life or death for our patients,” said Dr. Paul Mucciolo, 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.”
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.