Fort Walton Beach, FL - 8/5/2019
– Fort Walton Beach Medical Center will expand access to emergency care in Santa Rosa County with the opening of a freestanding emergency department. The new free-standing ER will be located at 8600 Navarre Parkway near the foot of the Navarre Beach bridge. Construction is expected to early 2020.
The new, 24/7 full service freestanding ER will feature 11 emergency exam rooms, CT scan, general X-ray and an on-site laboratory,
and will be capable of caring for all ages, including pediatrics. The 10,860 square-foot, one-story facility will front Navarre Parkway. This ER is expected to serve more than 10,000 patients a year. The $10.1 million project will employ approximately 30 full-time healthcare professionals with additional staff hired to support growing needs.
“The new ER in Navarre will allow us to deliver emergency care right where many of our patients and families live,” said Mitch Mongell, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center CEO. “This freestanding ER will provide the same expert and compassionate care we deliver throughout the region, but in a more convenient setting for our patients in Navarre.”
As a means to continue improving access to local high-quality care, this will be the second free standing ER for Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. The other freestanding ER is located in Destin on Hwy 98. Just like Fort Walton’s main facility, the Navarre free standing ER will be a full service, fully staffed emergency room with ER physicians, RN’s and a medical team ready to service the needs of the community. The new freestanding ER will also include a lab for testing and a radiology suite with X-Ray and CT equipment.
About Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is a 267-bed full-service hospital and is the only Level II Trauma Center in the Tri-County Area, with over 300 highly respected and qualified physicians. For women and children services, we have 24/7 neonatologists available and the area’s only Level II NICU. Its expanded emergency services include a dedicated Pediatric ER, 24/7 Destin ER, an Express tract for minor injuries, and a full-service 24/7 Fort Walton Beach ER. It is the only acute care hospital in the Tri-County area that offers open heart surgery, an Accredited Advanced Primary Stroke Center, an Accredited Chest Pain Center, and a Cancer Care Center that is accredited by the Commission on Cancer and an Associate of the UAB Birmingham Health System Cancer Community Network. Fort Walton Beach Medical Center also has the only inpatient acute care rehab facility in the tri-county are – The Rehabilitation Institute of Northwest Florida, located in Destin, FL.
About HCA Healthcare North Florida Division
The HCA Healthcare North Florida Division is a comprehensive network of 14 hospitals, numerous outpatient surgery centers & imaging facilities, physician practices, medical education training programs and a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the healthcare needs of residents and businesses in the North Florida and Central Florida communities. HCA Healthcare North Florida physicians and employees continue to provide the quality foundation for delivering care to our patients safely, effectively and compassionately. Its hospitals are Joint Commission Accredited, with designations such as Accredited Chest Pain Centers, Primary Stroke Center Certification and four Level II Trauma Centers in Marion, Okaloosa, Osceola and Seminole county.
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