Jacksonville, FL -More than 50 people, including EMS members and community leaders, helped Memorial Hospital break ground for its new facility on Atlantic Boulevard. Next Spring, Memorial will open its second area free-standing emergency center. The 10 bed, more than 9,000 square foot facility will be located at the intersection of Atlantic Blvd. and Kernan Blvd., in front of the Kohl’s Department Store. Construction is set to begin later this year.
The Memorial Emergency Center – Atlantic will be a full-service ER with a dedicated pediatrics area. This facility will be licensed by the State as an Emergency Department and will operate just like an ER that is attached to a hospital.
In October of 2012, Memorial opened its first free standing emergency center, the Memorial Emergency Center – Julington Creek. Since opening, the Julington Creek location has seen thousands of patients and its physicians have treated everything from broken bones to heart attacks.