A Duval County couple have given a major gift to St. Vincent’s HealthCare to expand its services in Clay County.
Dave and Nancy Hutson requested the amount of their donation not be disclosed publicly, St. Vincent’s HealthCare officials said.
But Jay Demetree, chairman of St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation Board, described it as “a most significant gift” that will “contribute greatly” to expanding services.
Generations of families have depended on St. Vincent’s for high quality, compassionate care, said Jane R. Lanier, president and chief development officer of St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation.
“Through this gift, Dave and Nancy Hutson will touch numerous lives by helping to bring the same quality care closer to the doorsteps of the people in Clay County. Their gift will serve families for years to come and we are forever grateful for their kindness and generosity,” Lanier said.
The Hutsons couldn’t be reached for comment Wednesday.
Dave Hutson, in a statement, said they chose St. Vincent’s “because of their mission to help the poor and vulnerable in our community.” He also said he and his wife are “pleased to be part of the St. Vincent’s family.”
Hutson is chief executive officer and his wife is executive vice president of the Hutson Companies, which has developed residential communities throughout Northeast Florida. It owns and is developing projects in Clay, Duval and St. Johns counties. It has development rights to more than 12,000 single and multi-family homes, as well as more than 7 million square feet of commercial, office and industrial space, according to the company website.
Moody Chisholm, president and chief executive officer of St. Vincent’s HealthCare, said the
Hutsons “have a special place in their hearts for families.”
“They have spent their lives creating communities that provide the best environments to live, work, and play,” Chisholm said “Now they have made a gift to St. Vincent’s that will assist us in providing safe, quality medical care that families need and want closer to home.”
The new Clay County Campus will be named in their honor: St. Vincent’s Clay County — The Hutson Family Campus and will welcome patients, families, visitors and staff to the state-of-the-art facilities, foundation officials said.
Construction began in May on the first phase, which is a 64-bed hospital. Plans call for a 221-bed hospital and 60,000-square-foot medical office building. The estimated $60 million facility is to open in October and is expected to create 550 to 600 jobs. It is being built at Blanding Boulevard and Branan Field Road in Middleburg.
With the opening of the medical center, the medical office building and nearby complementary businesses, the economic impact on the county is expected to be more than $52 million over the coming three years. The project is considered one of Clay County’s largest one-time investments, Chisholm previously said
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