Hospitals in Northeast Florida Keep Construction Contractors Busy

Baptist Health is nearing completion or has recently completed construction projects at four of its campuses. St. Vincent’s HealthCare has begun work on a new $55 million pavilion on its Riverside campus. Memorial Hospital is adding patient rooms and operating rooms and renovating and enlarging its emergency room. Orange Park Medical Center is renovating its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and planning a new freestanding emergency room on Jacksonville’s Westside.

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Attend: July 17, 2018 CNA Clinical Career Fair in St. Augustine, FL | Community Hospice & Palliative Care is Hiring!

CNA Clinical Career Fair Tuesday, July 17, 2018 from 10am-3pm - Community Hospice & Palliative Care is hiring!

NIH Seeks to Enroll 1 Million for Personalized Healthcare Research

Starting next week, more than 1 million people 18 and older can sign up to be part of a nationwide program to provide detailed health profiles in an effort to advance medical care.

Attend: RN Clinical Career Fair on June 28 from 10am- 3pm in St. Augustine, FL: Community Hospice & Palliative Care is Hiring!

Community Hospice & Palliative Care is hiring RNs in St. Augustine, Fl. Plan to attend June 28, anytime, from 10am-3pm.

Telehealth Could Replace Doctor Visits in Major Cities, Amid a Primary Care Physician Shortage

A 2017 survey found 24 days was the average wait time in 15 of the largest cities to schedule a physician appointment virtual. The long waits are a result of a growing shortage of primary care physicians, along with an aging population requiring more health care.

Health Notes: Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville Makes Another Best Hospital List

Mayo Clinic’s hospital in Jacksonville was listed on IBM Watson Health’s 100 Top Hospitals annual study identifying top performing hospitals in the U.S. based on overall organizational performance. Formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals, the study spotlights the best performing hospitals in the U.S. based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational, and patient satisfaction data. It has been conducted annually since 1993. Mayo Clinic is the only hospital in Northeast Florida and one of six in Florida to make the list. GROUND BROKEN ON ST. VINCENT’S HEART AND VASCULAR PAVILION St. Vincent’s HealthCare has broken ground on a $55 million heart and vascular pavilion at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside. It will be located along the river on King Street, where Seton Hall previously stood. The pavilion will include 30 medical and surgical rooms and 30 intensive care rooms. It will primarily be used for heart and vascular needs, including two nursing units devoted to caring for patients who undergo open-heart surgeries and other cardiovascular procedures. It is projected that the new pavilion will open in the fall of 2019. SULZBACHER BEACHES HEALTH CENTER HONORS BAPTIST’S JOSEPH MITRICK The Sulzbacher Beaches Health Center, a healthcare facility operated in Jacksonville Beach by Sulzbacher, has honored Joseph M. Mitrick, president of Baptist Medical Center Beaches, with the 2018 Beaches Healthy Hero award. In 2011, the award was created to annually honor individuals, organizations, or agencies that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to improving the health and well-being of the beaches community. MEMORIAL HOSPITAL’S BRADLEY TALBERT ELECTED TO CIVIC COUNCIL Memorial Hospital president and CEO Bradley S. Talbert has been elected to serve as a member of the Jacksonville Civic Council, a non-partisan group of 72 prominent leaders from the business, civic and nonprofit sectors. The Jacksonville Civic Council, which was formed eight years ago, tackles various community issues, including timely topics that impact the healthcare sector.

New Procedure Center Gives Mayo Caregivers Chance to Train Using Cadavers

When the 9,600-square-foot J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center opened in 2013 on the Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville campus, most of the training physicians and other caregivers received would involve working with mannequins or with standardized patients, employees who would simulate various medical conditions.