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PALM COAST, Fla., October 3, 2019 — AdventHealth Palm Coast has begun a nearly $850,000 construction project to build a seventh operating room inside the surgical services department.
In 2018, surgeons at AdventHealth Palm Coast performed nearly 10,000 surgical procedures.
“We’ve outgrown our current space. All six of our operating rooms are used by our surgeons at 100% capacity for scheduled procedures, which becomes a problem when the need for emergency surgeries arise,” said Lauretta Kiniery, director of surgical services at AdventHealth Palm Coast.
To accommodate the emergency procedures, Kiniery explained that scheduled surgeries are sometimes delayed until the emergency surgery is completed or procedures have to be scheduled before or after regular hours.
“When the new operating room is completed, this will decompress the scheduling struggles we have now, allowing our team to meet the growing surgical needs of our community,” she said.
Construction is expected to be completed in January.
About AdventHealth Palm Coast
AdventHealth Palm Coast has 99-beds and is one of the six hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the AdventHealth Central Florida Division - North Region. Formerly known as Florida Hospital Flagler, the organization’s parent company changed the name of all wholly-owned entities to AdventHealth on Jan. 2, 2019. Based in Altamonte Springs, AdventHealth is a connected system of care. With more than 80,000 team members, AdventHealth is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites in nearly a dozen states. With the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth Palm Coast provides whole person care to heal the body, mind and spirit. For more information about AdventHealth Palm Coast, visit http://AdventHealthPalmCoast.com.
AdventHealth Palm Coast has begun a nearly $850,000 construction project to build a seventh operating room inside the surgical services department.