MIDDLEBURG, Fla.-- The bricks are laid, the scaffolding is up and the structure is well on it's way.
"Pretty massive project."
St. Vincent's Clay County Medical Center is costing a whopping 110-million dollars to build -- but it includes state of the art technology. There will be robust imaging services, a catheterization lab and a medical mall.
"We'll actually have a self-checking kiosk, just like when you go to the airport. You can check yourself in, check your baggage," Director of Operations Tracy Williams said.
There will also be a welcome desk and a hallway to funnel patients directly where they need to go- pre-admission testing, radiology and pre-surgery waiting areas.
The construction is also bringing jobs.
"We will have over 300 jobs for staff in the hospital itself. We expect to have almost 4 to 500 people employed," Barry Darnell, System Director of Construction, said.
Right now, Orange Park Medical Center is the only hospital in Clay County, meaning about 50 percent of local patients seek medical help outside of Clay.
St. Vincent's is expected to help alleviate that problem, and be a staple for years to come.
"It was designed to be able to expand and designed for the ease of getting in and out of the hospital with their families," Williams said.
The medical center is scheduled to open in October. It will start with 64 beds and eventually go up to 250.