Flagler Health+ has purchased approximately 70 acres in the City of Palm Coast from Florida Landmark Communities, LLC. The property, located on the west side of US-1 where Palm Coast Parkway and US -1 currently meet, will be used to develop a comprehensive health complex, including an inpatient hospital. The Observer, which first reported the purchase, put the purchase price at $2.1 million.
The acreage to be developed, and the eventual hospital, mean that the intersection of Palm Coast Parkway and U.S. 1 will become a four-way intersection as Palm Coast Parkway is carved furthered west, ending the insufferable pollution of political signs at that intersection every two years.
The purchase was not unexpected. It has had the acreage under contract since August. The purchase is part of its ongoing efforts to challenge AdventHealth’s supremacy in Flagler, a supremacy AdventHealth is defending just as aggressively: the hospital system is building its second hospital in Palm Coast, a 100-bed facility, almost within sight of the Flagler Health + acreage.
Flagler Health+, which issued a release about its land buy, also recently announced a clinical agreement with UF Health which will include expansion of graduate medical education programs and an array of clinical services across Northeast Florida, including new primary care sites in St. Johns and Flagler counties. Details regarding new primary care locations in Flagler County are currently under discussion.
Civil engineering work is underway on 7 acres that Flagler Health+ owns at the southwest corner of Matanzas Woods Parkway and Belle Terre Parkway where the enterprise will build one of its signature health villages.
The Palm Coast health village will incorporate family practice with embedded behavioral health services, orthopedics, specialty care, imaging and laboratory services all within a community-centric setting. It is to go up next to Palm Coast Methodist Church’s new campus.
According to the release, Flagler Health+ has already expanded its footprint of Flagler County-based care options, with the addition of a large orthopedics practice located in the Palm Coast Town Center, a primary care office on Old Kings Road and a virtual walk-in clinic located inside Publix.
In February, Care Connect+ also opened an office inside Flagler Health+ Specialty 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.
E, ROBOT says
All impatiently waiting for all those residents of the affordable housing projects in our future.
Dry happy about this. My cardio unit has an office in Palm Coast, it they are based out of StAugustine and Jacksonville.this office is VERY bust. Thus they have no admitting rights at Advent. The doctors and surgeons are some of the best! But, all testing and admissions are in StAugustine. I spent time in Advent, very good hospital, but my cardio unit is better. It was tough for my wife driving back and forth due to my recent heart surgery This will save me time and money and be much more convenient
Charlie Ericksen Jr says
This is just what we need, COMPETITION…
Recently Advent Health has been a disappointment for me personally. I have had to use the Emergency Room, services of late and have been disappointed. First time, within 5 minutes of arrival, and before an ER physician , can get to me I was asked, by a young lady with a computer cart , ” How do you intend to pay this bill?” She asked for a credit card , even before the MD was there.. I called the hospital and they assured me, this was wrong and said they’d correct this activity. OK…
Two weeks later I was there again..
This time, while nurses and MD’s were taking blood, and putting tubes in me, and while on a treatment table. the same young lady showed up and asked me for my credit card.. for payment.. I again complained to the hospital..
Since they have taken over MEDICARE services and payments it’s gone down hill,
Jane Gentile-Youdle-Youd says
Charlie.Most importantly hope you are feeling better.
Ironic that Advent cheats us Flagler County taxpayer of millions of dollars in over 19 with their phony religious property tax exemptions yet they want to squeeze us for more the minute we walk through their doors. Their so called ‘religious’ existence is far from what Jesus Christ stood for . He did not pilfer and demand money from anyone.. He was a Saint not a sinner My opinion.
Charlie, do you have Advent Medicare plan? That’s the one they have control of and make more money from. I stayed with CMS, which is the government one because I didn’t want any other kind. I presume if you go to a non advent facility you have to use that Advent Medicare card, and I would ask about that. With the CMS, n one refuses that card. Perhaps when open renewal comes around again, you might want to re think who you sign up with. I, too have had bad treatment,etc with that hospital, including how they really didn’t keep it clean and I had a Fall Risk band on my arm and it was totally ignored. Hope our new competion will be good and not more of the same ol same ol.
Jane Gentile-Youd says
Oops.. over 19 ‘years’ in their current pricy location
Michael Cocchiola says
This is fine so long as you have health insurance. And it will create jobs and competition as said above. But, we still have an affordable housing crisis and I wish for Christmas the city or the county will announce that a builder has been gifted some unused land to build $100,000 – $150,000 homes.
Just asking says
Jeff Douglas says
You are considered wealthy. Perhaps you can initiate it with a sizable gift of your personal funds.
Here we go with more traffic and City of PC won’t be able to deal with that. There is no affordable housing, there are still empty store fronts.
DeathSantis still feels people can live on minimum wages God forbid he raised the wages to $ 15.00 per hour so people wouldn’t need food stamps and help from the state, wouldn’t that be a great idea that he hasn’t figured out with his ivy league degrees.
jeffery c. seib says
Both of the new locations, the Belle Terre/Matanzas, and the US 1 land contain large areas of wetlands. While it is possible to build around these areas, the reality is they will be drained and filled in, even though they should not be. The natural environment of this area is being paved over very rapidly at present with this building boom under way. State and federal laws regarding preserving wetlands are routinely ignored by the money folks, who unfortunately, make their own rules. As the waters rise and the storms increase the wetlands here since creation will no longer be around to hold the excess waters as storm surge reservoirs thus increasing the threat of wide scale flooding as Palm Coast and all of Flagler is not very higher in elevation than sea level. In addition, we need the wetlands for our water supply. The problem is nobody gives a hoot. Too bad, one day we will all have to give a hoot.