Auld & White Completes Bailey Center for Caring at Flagler Hospital
Jacksonville, Fla., January 10, 2011 – Auld & White Constructors has completed the construction of one of the largest healthcare projects in the region since the 2008 economic downturn. The Bailey Family Center for Caring, an 11,000 square-foot addition to the Flagler Hospital campus, houses a hospice inpatient care unit that will serve the short-term, acute end-of-life care needs for residents of St. Augustine and St. Johns County. The facility includes 12 private patient rooms, staff offices, family gathering areas, chapel, kitchen and lounge areas. Community Hospice medical staff, nurses, certified nursing assistants, social service specialists and spiritual counselors will provide 24-hour care, seven days a week in a unique homelike setting, complete with gardens and walkways. The center was dedicated through a gift from the Gay and Mark Bailey family of St. Augustine.
About Community Hospice of Northeast Florida
Established in 1979, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida is the first and only community-based, nonprofit hospice provider to serve residents of the First Coast. Each day, through the support of nearly 700 employees and 850 volunteers, the organization helps approximately 1,100 patients and their families live better with advanced illness. During its more than 30-year history, Community Hospice has served more than 62,000 adults and children in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties—at home, in long term care and assisted living facilities, hospitals and at its four inpatient care centers.
Community Hospice Foundation™ generates philanthropic and community support for patient care services, family needs and community programs, such as Community PedsCare®, a nationally recognized pediatric palliative and hospice program. No one is ever denied care due to an inability to pay. To learn more about the support and services of Community Hospice, visit www.communityhospice.com.
About Flagler Hospital
Rich history mixed with innovative technology is an integral part of Flagler Hospital in historic St. Augustine, Florida. Since its founding in 1889, our private, not-for-profit facility has grown into a 316-bed, acute care center that is consistently recognized nationally for overall clinical excellence. Flagler was the only hospital in the region to earn Five Stars for Maternity Care from HealthGrades and was also the only hospital in Northeast Florida to achieve the Commission on Cancer’s Outstanding Achievement Award. The hospital has been ranked among the top 5% in the nation for clinical excellence for the past 6 consecutive years and was Northeast Florida’s first hospital to receive the ANCC Magnet hospital award. Thomson Reuters also named Flagler Hospital among the nation’s Top 100 Performance Improvement Leaders for the past three years. Most recently, the hospital earned accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers, the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Care Centers, Center of Excellence Designation for its Bariatric Surgery Center. For more information about Flagler Hospital, please visit us at www.flaglerhospital.org