July 20, 2021
Ascension St. Vincent's is investing $140 million and creating approximately 300 jobs with the creation of the hospital. The 150,000 square foot hospital will include:
- 56 beds, including 8 ICU beds
- All of the services a general hospital offers, including but not limited to emergency services, short-term hospitalization, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and musculoskeletal care, general surgical services, laboratory and imaging services.
Ascension St. Vincent's has selected a property in the northeast quadrant of I-95 and County Road 210 for its new hospital in St. Johns County. The property is part of a mixed-use development known as Fountains at St. Johns.
"Our significant investment in this wonderful community is rooted in our desire to continue creating new options for St. Johns County residents to get the care they need, with the highest quality and compassion available, right here at home, right when they need us," said Ascension Florida and Gulf Coast President and CEO Tom VanOsdol. "Since opening our health center in St. Johns County nearly three years ago, we've seen a consistent increase in demand for clinically excellent and convenient care and we look forward to serving local individuals and families in this new way."
The facility's location was based on a data-driven analysis of where services were most needed. According to Claritas Demographics, St. Johns County is the fastest growing county in Northeast Florida. It is also currently the largest county in Florida with only one acute care hospital. The county also has the second highest population-to-acute-care-bed ratio in the state, meaning residents must often leave the county to receive inpatient hospital care.
Ascension St. Vincent’s has over 100 sites of care in Northeast Florida. Schedule an appointment with a doctor - in person or online - or walk in to an urgent care or 24/7 ER location
Are you interested in the opportunity to join the Ascension St. Vincent's St. Johns County team? Please fill out the potential employee questionnaire located here. For a full list of job postings please visit our website.