Deltona, FL-Groundbreaking is set for Friday in Deltona for the new Halifax Health Emergency Department. Halifax Health spokeswoman Tangela Boyd says the hospital has served thousands of Deltona residents and now will offer services important to West Volusia. The construction is set for completion by spring of 2017. It’s expected to create 60 positions with a projected payroll in the first year of $5.8 million. In the fifth year of operation that payroll is expected to increase to $6.3 million dollars.
Boyd says the impact on Deltona residents is big. She says in a 12-month period ending June 30, 2014, there were 40,500 emergency department visits by Deltona residents. The travel time for residents to access inpatient services ranged between 13 to 44 minutes for distances between six and 36 miles. The travel time for residents to travel to the closest emergency department was between 13 and 37 minutes for distances between six and 33 miles.
The free-standing emergency department will go on 30 acres near the intersection of I-4 and Howland Boulevard.
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