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UF Health St. JohnsProvides Update on Palm Coast Expansion Plans, Including Future Hospital

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UF Health St. JohnsProvides Update on Palm Coast Expansion Plans, Including Future Hospital

St. Augustine, Fla. – May 24, 2021 – UF Health St. Johnsannounced today that it plans to break ground on the UF Health St. JohnsVillage at Palm Coast this July. Located on approximately 7 acres at the southwest corner of Matanzas Woods Parkway and Belle Terre Parkway, the health village will incorporate family practice with embedded behavioral health services, orthopaedics, specialty care, imaging and laboratory services all within a community-centric setting. It will also serve as home to the Flagler county division of Care Connect+, which links area residents in need with available services to address social determinants of health in a coordinated way throughout all of Northeast Florida.

“We are excited to move forward with our health village project - and others - to better serve the residents of Flagler County in ways that advance their physical, social and economic health. We have a long history of serving this community and I look forward to further expanding that relationship,” stated UF Health St. JohnsPresident & CEO Jason Barrett.

UF Health St. Johnsalso announced that it is currently under contract to purchase an additional 71-acres located on the west side of US-1 where Palm Coast Parkway and US -1 currently meet with the intent to build an inpatient hospital. Details regarding the future hospital size, timing and focus are still under development.

In advance of the health village, UF Health St. Johnsexpanded its footprint of localized care options in the last year, with the addition of a large orthopaedics practice located in the Palm Coast Town Center and a primary care office on Old Kings Road. In February, UF Health Care Connectalso opened a temporary office inside UF Health St. JohnsSpecialty Care at 50 Cypress Point Parkway to better serve and coordinate care. One of its first major initiatives was to award four Innovators Micro Grants to Flagler County non-profit organizations for the purpose of supporting programs that positively impact persons experiencing homelessness, hunger, behavioral health issues, financial instability, or lack of access to transportation, medication or health care in Flagler County.

More information about the UF Health St. Johnsgroundbreaking ceremony will be released in July.