ST JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — Ascension St. Vincent’s St. Johns County holds its grand opening today after nearly two years of construction.
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The new hospital is located along Interstate 95 and County Road 210 at 205 Trinity Way and cost approximately $175 million to build and open. The building is 150,000 square feet, has 56 beds and includes 8 intensive care unit beds. However, there is room for expansion based on community needs.
Ascension St. Vincent’s based the new hospital’s location on a data-driven analysis of where hospital services were most needed. According to the most recent census data, St. Johns County’s population jumped 43% from 2010 to 2020 and it’s one of the fastest-growing counties in America.
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The organization’s move to the area is expected to create 600 new jobs in the community. Services will include emergency services, inpatient hospitalization, health care, orthopedics and musculoskeletal care, general surgery, lab services and imaging.
Ascension St. Vincent’s broke ground on the new hospital on Dec. 4, 2020. The medical office building adjacent to the hospital opened on June 27. Specialty care at the building includes cardiology, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology and pulmonology.
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Ascension St. Vincent’s now has four hospitals:
- Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside (opened 1916)
- Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside (formerly St. Luke’s, opened 1873)
- Ascension St. Vincent’s Clay County (opened 2013)
- Ascension St. Vincent’s St. Johns County (opened 2022)
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