Memorial Health & St. Vincent’s Healthcare Come to an Agreement on West Jacksonville Hospital
January 13, 2011
Jacksonville, FL - Memorial Health and St. Vincent’s HealthCare have come to an agreement over the development of a Memorial Health proposed 85-bed acute care hospital on Jacksonville’s Westside.
Memorial Health was granted a Certificate of Need (CON) by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) late last year. St. Vincent’s HealthCare originally opposed construction of the new hospital but a series of negotiations over several months resulted in a solution agreeable to both parties.
“We are delighted that the barriers to convenient, quality health care have been eliminated for the Westside,” said James B. Wood, President & CEO of Memorial Hospital. “In our extensive discussions with residents of the Westside, we have repeatedly heard of their desire to have ready access to emergency care, specialty care, and a hospital. With this agreement, we now have the go-ahead to begin to work with the Westside community to design the health care system of the future.”
About Memorial Health
Memorial Health includes: Memorial Hospital, Orange Park Medical Center, Specialty Hospital, CyberKnife Cancer Center, Jacksonville Surgery Center, Plaza Imaging Center, Mandarin Imaging Center, Deerwood Imaging Center and Fleming Island Imaging Center. Memorial Health is a part of the Hospital Corporation of America. HCA is the nation’s largest leading provider of healthcare services. It operates 163 hospitals and 105 free standing surgery centers in 20 states and England. HCA and its affiliates employ approximately 183,000 people.