St. Vincent’s Opening Health Centers To Increase Access to Care Throughout Northeast Florida
St. Vincent’s HealthCare, part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system, is creating new health centers throughout northeast Florida that will provide essential services including urgent care, primary care, imaging, lab services and specialty care in one convenient location.
The first St. Vincent’s Health Centers will be located in Mandarin, St. Johns County on CR 210 and Jacksonville’s Northside.
“Our goal is to optimize access, quality, convenience and value while responsibly reducing healthcare costs for those we serve,” said David Meyer, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer of St. Vincent’s HealthCare. “Our health centers will allow us to provide the same high-quality, compassionate, personalized healthcare we are known for in the most convenient setting at the right price to even more people.”
“Ascension is committed to understanding the evolving needs of the communities we serve, including the Jacksonville area, by removing barriers to good health and promoting programs that improve the overall health of the community,” said Amy Freeman, President and CEO of Community Health for Ascension. “As a large national health system, we can apply knowledge gained in other communities to improve services in Jacksonville, just as we will be able to share leading practices from St. Vincent’s Health Centers with other communities served by Ascension.”
The St. Vincent’s Health Center in Mandarin will be approximately 20,000 square feet and is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2017. The St. Johns County location is expected to open in summer 2017 and the Northside location is expected to open in late 2017, though an exact target date is still being determined. The initial locations were selected based on an analysis of where such services are most significantly needed.