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April 16, 2012

Jacksonville, FL - About 65 people, including leaders from St. Johns County, attended the ground breaking ceremony for Memorial Hospital’s new Julington Creek ER.

The 12 bed, 11,000 foot facility will be located at 3635 Race Track Road, and it is set to open at the end of the year.    

“We are thrilled to be moving into St. Johns County,” Memorial Hospital CEO James O’Loughlin said today. “This county, and specifically this neighborhood, are growing rapidly and there is a real need for emergency care.”

The Race Track Road location will be a full-service ER with a dedicated pediatrics area, which makes it a lot different from an urgent care center. This facility will be licensed by the State as an Emergency Department and gives St. Johns County Rescue Crews a place for patients to be treated 24-7.

 “From playground accidents, to heart attacks, to broken bones, this facility will be able to take care of patients of all ages” Dr. Guy Selander, Memorial Hospital’s Chairman of the Board said today. “As a family physician, I know how during many medical emergencies minutes matter. As a parent I also know that the quality of medical care in a community has a great impact on the quality of life.”

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