Seventy jobs will be created, at an average salary of $60,000.
Adapted from a press release from Flagler Health+.
Flagler Health+ announced today, Sept. 9, that it has entered into an agreement to purchase a four-acre property at the southwest corner of Matanzas Woods Parkway and Belle Terre Parkway in the city of Palm Coast. The total care enterprise, which has an aim to advance the physical, social and economic health of area communities, plans to introduce its health village concept to Flagler County.
(Recent headline: AdventHealth plans to build ER on Matanzas Woods Parkway.)
It is anticipated that the Flagler Health+ Village at Palm Coast will incorporate family practice with embedded behavioral health services, women’s care, urgent care, orthopedics, imaging and laboratory services all within a community-centric setting. The project will incorporate dedicated green space for healthy lifestyle programming, arts activities and events and will likely include a key community engagement partner.
“Our goal is to be the most essential health partner for the communities we serve,” stated Flagler Health+ President and CEO Jason Barrett. “We have a long history of serving the residents of Flagler County and look forward to expanding that relationship. We are committed to serving as the center point for building a healthier community together.”
A Community Health Advisory Council will also be formed for the Flagler Health+ Village at Palm Coast. This council will collaborate with area schools, businesses, residents and other stakeholders to understand the area’s needs. Interested residents can apply for the council by clicking on this link: https://www.flaglerhospital.org/Health-Villages/Opening-in-2021-Palm-Coa....
This project marks another milestone in the economic growth of Flagler County. As life sciences is one of the Flagler County Department of Economic Opportunity’s targeted industries and a component of the long-term strategy, Flagler Health+ will further diversify the local economy, provide high-paying jobs and support the county’s quality of life. The multi-million- dollar capital investment will create 70+ jobs with an average wage of approximately $60,000/year.
“Bringing strong mental health services to our community is on the top of my priority list,” Flagler County Commissioner Joe Mullins stated in the press release. “The presence of Flagler Health+ not only strengthens our community through physical well-being and economic growth, it ensures that essential mental health resources and other medical service needs are addressed now.”
While planning and design has yet to be finalized, the Flagler Health+ Village is conceptualized to include interior and exterior spaces that accommodate a wide array of community-centric offerings. Construction is planned to begin in 2020 with opening slated for 2021.