Deltona, FL – The hospital chain soon to be known as AdventHealth plans to build a stand-alone emergency room facility in Deltona by this time next year.
Florida Hospital announced plans today to create a 14,000 square-foot building near Deltona High School, one which will also have enough space to house 12 patients. It will be known as AdventHealth Deltona ER and cost around $12 million to build.
The over four-acre property will also have imaging and laboratory services comparable to what’s already in their actual hospitals, according to Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Chief Executive Officer Rob Deininger.
“We know that nearly 40 percent of health care in the West Volusia community occurs outside of the West Volusia area,” Deininger added. “This freestanding emergency room will afford us another opportunity to care for the more than 90,000 Deltona residents at every stage of life, in every stage of health.”
The current plans should come to life fully by summer 2019, but Deininger says there is enough space at the new location on 3120 Howland Boulevard to add more services in the future if needed.
“Over the last several years, we have made significant investments to provide residents more local access points for their healthcare needs,” Deininger noted. “We have recruited new physicians to the area and added new practice locations.”
He’s referring to the opening of an urgent care facility in Orange City last year – one where Florida Hospital partnered with Centra Care – and the Deltona Health Park outpatient facility which opened in 2015, as well as its new partnership with Volusia County Schools.
Around 40 new full-time positions will be created once AdventHealth Deltona ER is built, per Deininger.
“We considered many locations in Deltona and identified a clear need in this area,” Deininger stated. “We will continue expanding and creating new access points for the community to receive high-quality health care.”
A groundbreaking is scheduled in the next few months. No specific date has been announced.
This announcement comes a week after Florida Hospital confirmed that it will be tearing down its old Oceanside location in Ormond Beach.