PALM COAST, Fla., July 8, 2016 Construction continues to move forward on Florida Hospital Flagler's $15 million expansion project to add 32 new beds on the second and third floors over the hospitals emergency department.
The construction team is nearing completion on the exterior framing. The exterior sheathing and finish system will soon be finalized as well. Additionally, installation on the interior framing, as well as the plumbing, mechanical, and electrical lines have started on the second floor, with work on the third floor to follow soon.
As part of the construction, there are changes to the traffic patterns, parking and public entrance to the Palm Coast hospitals emergency department. A temporary entrance and tunnel provides a short walkway for the community to safely access the emergency department while still avoiding the construction areas. In addition, complimentary valet services are now provided at the emergency department during peak hours.
Construction began in February and will add progressive care unit (PCU) beds to the Palm Coast hospital. On the PCU, patients are less critical than Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients, but they require more care than provided on the regular nursing floors.
The architect is Orlando-based Hunton Brady and the contractor is Batson Cook from the Jacksonville area. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.
About Florida Hospital Flagler
Florida Hospital Flagler is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. With 99-beds, Florida Hospital Flagler is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties that composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 907 beds and nearly 6,000 employees. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region collectively contributed nearly $120 million in benefits in 2015 to the underprivileged, the community's overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements. For more information about Florida Hospital Flagler, visit www.FloridaHospitalFlagler.com.