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Published on September 15, 2016

St. Vincent’s HealthCare continues work on Mandarin health facility

By Karen Brune Mathis, Financial News & Daily Record

St. Vincent’s HealthCare continues making progress toward opening a new-concept health center in Mandarin in a former Walgreens store.

Batson-Cook Construction is the contractor for a proposed $2 million renovation for the site at 10503 San Jose Blvd., according to a building-permit application.

St. Vincent’s HealthCare spokesman Kyle Sieg said Wednesday the budget for the Mandarin location is $7.3 million, including the lease cost, renovation, equipment and furnishings.

Interior demolition was approved Sept. 1 for Realco Recycling to take down interior partitions, doors, ceilings and floor systems at the 14,587-square-foot building.

St. Vincent’s HealthCare said in August it would debut the centers next year in Mandarin, North Jacksonville and St. Johns County, totaling an initial investment of almost $26 million.

The centers are designed to provide essential services, including urgent care, primary care, imaging, lab services and specialty care in one location.

Mandarin’s center will be the first to open in the first quarter. St. Vincent’s said the location will be 20,000 square feet.

The St. Johns County center will open in summer 2017 and the North Jacksonville center will open in late 2017.

Sieg said St. Vincent’s HealthCare bought about 2.5 acres along County Road 210 in St. Johns County, about a half-mile west of Interstate 95. The project is in the process of civil engineering.

St. Vincent’s HealthCare continues to work on a North Jacksonville location, he said.

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