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Published on August 04, 2016

St. Vincent’s investing $26M in 3 health centers

By Karen Brune Mathis, Financial News & Daily Record

St. Vincent’s HealthCare will debut new-concept health centers next year in Mandarin, North Jacksonville and St. Johns County, totaling an initial investment of almost $26 million.

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

Mandarin will be the first to open in the first quarter in a redeveloped former Walgreens store at 10503 San Jose Blvd., north of Interstate 295.

Realco Recycling Co. Inc. is preparing to demolish the interior of the 14,587-square-foot structure to create space for a new floor plan for St. Vincent’s.

The hospital said that leased location will be 20,000 square feet.

The St. Johns County center, along County Road 210 on land St. Vincent’s purchased west of I-95, should open in summer 2017.

The North Jacksonville center will open in late 2017, although the location and opening date have not been determined.

The centers’ developments are estimated at $8.5 million each.

St. Vincent’s said the initial locations were chosen based on an analysis of where services are most needed.

“Our goal is to optimize access, quality, convenience and value while responsibly reducing health care costs for those we serve,” said David Meyer, chief strategy and marketing officer for St. Vincent’s HealthCare, in a news release.

St. Vincent’s is part of Ascension, considered the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system.

It includes St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside, St. Vincent’s Medical Center Southside, St. Vincent’s Medical Center Clay County and St. Catherine Laboure Manor, among other services that include primary care and urgent care centers, labs, imaging centers and pharmacies.

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