Published on August 06, 2013

St. Vincent's opening 3rd First Care

By Karen Brune Mathis, Managing Editor, Jacksonville Financial News & Daily Record

St. Vincent's HealthCare is building out space to open its third St. Vincent's First Care, a concept designed as an occupational health and wellness center to serve employers.

The location also will offer walk-in express care.

The City approved the build-out of 3,768 square feet of space in West Jacksonville at Normandy Square at 7921 Normandy Blvd.

Cornerstone Homes LLC is the contractor for the project, shown at a construction cost of $246,219.

St. Vincent's spokeswoman Ilyssa Drumm said the First Care along Normandy Boulevard is expected to open in November. The investment is estimated at $500,000.

Drumm said the second location is scheduled to open next month at 5501 Roosevelt Blvd. She said the St. Vincent's Primary Care office in Ortega is transitioning to become a St. Vincent's First Care Walk-In Express Clinic.

That location will operate like an urgent care clinic "without the high co-pay."

She said both of the new locations will offer walk-in express care in addition to occupational health.

For now, the first location, at 5600 Spring Park Road, No. 200, will continue to offer occupational health only, she said.

According to the site, St. Vincent's First Care offers Northeast Florida employers "prompt access to employment physicals, drug screenings, lab tests and quick assessment of employee injuries."

On June 19, St. Vincent's HealthCare announced it launched the new occupational health program.

It said the service, formerly known as CompCare Health Solutions, would operate under the St. Vincent's First Care name.

CompCare's Spring Park Road offices became First Care, "with additional facilities opening soon."

City sells 33 acres to Hillwood for almost $300,000

Hillwood, the Dallas-based company chosen as the master developer of Cecil Commerce Center, paid $294,290 to the City of Jacksonville for 33.37 acres in the West Jacksonville industrial and business park.

The deal was signed July 2 and recorded a month later, last Friday, in the Clerk of Court's office. The deal works out to $8,819 an acre.

City Chief Administrative Officer Karen Bowling signed the deed on behalf of Mayor Alvin Brown.

"The acquisition fulfills a contractual obligation by Hillwood," said David DeCamp, Brown's director of communications.

"It is premature to speculate on plans for the site, although the FedEx project is not germane to it," he said in an email.

FedEx Ground Package System is building a 300,000-square-foot distribution center at Cecil Commerce Center.

DeCamp said the property sale to Hillwood is for the site of a 400,000-square-foot building planned by Hillwood. No tenant or user has been identified for it.

Plans filed with the City show a two-phase warehouse-distribution project at the site, with a first phase of 400,000 square feet and a second at 600,000 square feet.


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