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Construction on Florida Hospital Flagler's $15 Million Expansion Progresses
Work on the Palm Coast hospital's construction project to add 32 new beds progresses as the foundation and the concrete masonry block shear wall stair tower are completed.
Work has been completed on both the expansion's foundation and the concrete masonry block shear wall stair tower. Construction workers are currently setting structural steel and exterior framing is expected to begin in early June.
As part of the construction, there are changes to the traffic patterns, parking and public entrance to the Palm Coast hospital's emergency department. A temporary entrance and tunnel provides a short walkway for the community to safely access the emergency department while still avoiding the construction areas. In addition, complimentary valet services are now provided at the emergency department during peak hours.
Construction began in February and will add progressive care unit (PCU) beds to the Palm Coast hospital. On the PCU, patients are less critical than Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients, but they require more care than provided on the regular nursing floors.
The architect is Orlando-based Hunton Brady and the contractor is Batson Cook from the Jacksonville area. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.
About Florida Hospital Flagler
Florida Hospital Flagler is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. With 99-beds, Florida Hospital Flagler is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties that composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 899 beds and nearly 5,900 employees. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region collectively contributed nearly $120 million in benefits in 2015 to the underprivileged, the community's overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements. For more information about Florida Hospital Flagler, visit https://www.floridahospital.com/
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