The new AdventHealth Palm Coast Parkway hospital opened its doors to patients on Aug. 2, and the facility has already passed a major stress test.
“This has been years in the making going all the way back to 2019 when we started our planning and site selection,” said Wally De Aquino, president and CEO of AdventHealth Palm Coast Parkway, during a media tour of the new hospital on Tuesday. “We eventually broke ground in September 2021, and what a time in history to start a project like this. While the entire country and world were dealing with a pandemic, staffing challenges and inflation, we pressed forward.”
The hospital is located between Palm Coast Parkway NE and Palm Coast Parkway SW, just west of Belle Terre Parkway, at 1 AdventHealth Way.
The 158,000-sqaure-foot facility, which cost $167 million (including a medical building dedicated earlier this month), includes 100 inpatient beds, which will double the inpatient capacity for Flagler County when added to AdventHealth Palm Coast, the hospital that recently marked its 20th anniversary at its campus on S.R. 100 just west of I-95.
The emergency department at Palm Coast Parkway houses 24 beds and includes a helicopter landing pad, and will “almost double” the county’s capacity for emergency services, De Aquino said.
Source: Flagler Live