AdventHealth Palm Coast Parkway will open with 80 beds, according to AdventHealth officials.
AdventHealth's new hospital on Palm Coast Parkway will open next spring, with 80 beds, according to AdventHealth staff. The hospital has the capacity to later expand to 100 beds.
"The community is growing, and we want to make sure that we can meet the needs of the growing community."
— DAVID GORDON, program director, AdventHealth
The four-story building under construction on Palm Coast Parkway between Bridgehaven Drive and AdventHealth Way will cover approximately 158,000 square feet, with an emergency department, imaging services, a heart catheteriztion lab, five operating suites, critical care, endoscopy services and an outpatient laboratory.
A 30,000-square-foot medical office building will be constructed to the west of the hospital building and is expected to open around the same time as the hospital.
Together, they'll cost an estimated $164 million, said AdventHealth Program Director David Gordon.
The new hospital is about 8 miles north of AdventHealth's current location on State Road 100.
"The community is growing, and we want to make sure that we can meet the needs of the growing community," Gordon said. "We went a little further north so we can continue to meet the needs of Palm Coast and Flagler County.
Although the new hospital will ultimately have a similar number of beds as the current one, which has 99, the new location will have a smaller footprint.
"It's a very efficient facility," Gordon said.
AdventHealth expects the new hospital to generate about 400 jobs when it opens, with an average wage of about $67,000.
The first floor will have emergency services, imaging, cardiology and a cath lab, Gordon said.
Framing has just started inside the building in the area that will become the imaging lab, said building superintendent Casey Mabe, of general contractor Robins & Morton.
The medical office building will have AdventHealth Medical Group services including orthopedic services, surgical services, pulmonology, and an outpatient rehabilitation center.
"It's a full fledged typical hospital, also with support services," Gordon said.
There will also be a helipad, near AdventHealth Way, said Mabe.
The hospital was designed by architecture firm HuntonBrady.