June 13, 2014
Jacksonville, FL – To celebrate the completion of the Memorial Emergency Center – Atlantic, the public is invited to a community open house and sneak peak of the new facility on Saturday, June 21 from 10:00am- 2:00pm. The event will feature tours, health screenings, food, games and family friendly activities. Children are encouraged to bring a teddy bear from home so our medical staff can provide check-ups in the “teddy bear clinic.”
“The community open house is an opportunity for families to meet the staff and celebrate the completion of this new state-of-the art, neighborhood ER,” said Memorial Hospital President & CEO Jim O’Loughlin, “We are looking forward to meeting the residents in this part of the community and we’re grateful for the trust they have placed in us for their care.”
When the facility opens to patients in July, it will be a full-service ER complete with advanced imaging and lab services. 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.
“We know how stressful emergencies can be, which is why we will be here 24/7 to care for everyone’s emergency needs,” said ER Administrative Director Amy Riley, RN. “Our full service Emergency Room will serve children and adults with a highly qualified staff that will be able to take care of everything from broken bones to chest pain.”
The Memorial Emergency Center – Atlantic is Memorial Hospital’s second free-standing ER. 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.
The Memorial Emergency Center – Atlantic is located at 11850 Atlantic Boulevard, near the intersection of Atlantic Boulevard and Kernan Boulevard.