Business briefs 4/11/19

Clay Today
Posted 4/10/19

St. Vincent’s Clay County recognized nationally as top-performing hospitalFLEMING ISLAND – St. Vincent’s Medical Center Clay County has been recognized by IBM Watson as one of its …

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Business briefs 4/11/19


St. Vincent’s Clay County recognized nationally as top-performing hospital

MIDDLEBURG– St. Vincent’s Medical Center Clay County has been recognized by IBM Watson as one of its 100 Top Hospitals. Additionally, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently announced the hospital was one of just 293 hospitals across the country with a five-star quality rating. St. Vincent’s is part of Ascension, one of the nation’s leading non-profit and Catholic health systems.

IBM Watson recently released its yearly list of top hospitals, spotlighting the best-performing hospitals in the country based on a balanced scorecard using publicly available data for clinical, operational, and patient satisfaction metrics. The study has been conducted each year since 1993. Researchers evaluated 3,156 short-term, acute care, non-federal U.S. hospitals, which do not apply for this recognition.

St. Vincent’s Clay County also recently received a five-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. CMS looks at quality measures for more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide and St. Vincent’s Clay County was one of just 293 across the nation and the only one in Northeast Florida or Southeast Georgia to receive five stars.

“Our caregivers work hard each and every day to ensure we are providing the highest level of compassionate, personalized care to our patients. These great achievements demonstrate that their dedication has truly helped those we serve in tangible ways,” said James Machado, president of St. Vincent’s Clay County. “As we begin our second hospital expansion so that we’re equipped to serve even more people throughout our community, I remain thankful to work alongside such phenomenal caregivers who I know will continue to innovate and take the care we are able to provide to an even greater level.”

To learn more about St. Vincent’s HealthCare, visit

County re-zones 14.9 acres to make way for new OPMC medical office building

ORANGE PARK – The Clay County Board of Commissioners approved the rezoning of 14.9 acres owned by Orange Park Medical Center. The hospital plans to build a $38 million, three-story, 60,000 square foot medical office building, expecting to break ground this summer.

“This is a very exciting year for us,” said Chad Patrick, Orange Park Medical Center CEO. “In addition, this new medical office building we will be breaking ground on a new patient tower, opening a level 3 NICU and a new free-standing emergency room.”

Patrick says the new facility will house the headquarters of their graduate medical education program, education and training rooms for the hospital, physician offices and space dedicated to new services the hospital will be adding in the coming years.

Orange Park Medical Center’s graduate medical education program currently has 74 residents and fellows, with an additional 53 starting this summer. Orange Park Medical Center’s parent company HCA Healthcare has the largest residency program in the country.

“The new facility provides us the opportunity to continue to expand and grow our services. It’s important to us to help keep Clay County residents close to home for any and all care they may need,” said Patrick.

The re-zoned land is located at 1775 Kingsley Ave. and was purchased for $3.3 million in 2015.

Construction is expected to be completed within nine months of breaking ground.

Local Jersey Mike’s Subs make sizable donation to Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Sixteen Northeast Florida Jersey Mike’s Subs locations, including two in Clay County, collected $45,472 for the Wolfson Children’s Hospitals.

The sandwich chain started its “Day of Giving” promotion in 2010, setting aside all sales, not just profits, on March 27. Nationally, more than 1,500 locations were responsible for collecting $7.3 million in donations to benefit 200 different local charities.

Local stores that donated money to Wolfson are at 410 Blanding Blvd. in Orange Park and 1647 County Road 220 on Fleming Island. Other Northeast stores are located in Duval, Columbia and Nassau counties.


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