Auld & White Constructors to Build Addition at Flagler Hospital
Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 30, 2009 – Auld & White Constructors recently began work on a new state-of-the-art hospice inpatient care center on the Flagler Hospital campus in St. Augustine. The 11,000 square-foot addition will house a hospice inpatient unit that will serve the short-term, acute end-of-life care needs for residents of St. Augustine and St. Johns County. It will include 12 private patient rooms, staff offices, as well as 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 and will be known as the Bailey Family Center for Caring. The project is anticipated to be completed by late 2010.
About Community Hospice of Northeast Florida
Established in 1979 as the first community-based, nonprofit hospice program in Northeast Florida, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida helps nearly 1,000 patients live better with advanced illness each day in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties, through the support of more than 700 employees and nearly 900 volunteers. The nonprofit organization has served nearly 59,000 children and adults — at home, in long term care facilities, hospitals and through its four inpatient centers throughout Jacksonville. Community Hospice Foundation™ generates philanthropic and community support for patient care services, family needs and community programs such as Community PedsCare®, a 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
Flagler Hospital is a 316-bed acute care hospital that is consistently recognized nationally for overall clinical excellence. Flagler was Northeast Florida’s only hospital to earn a 5 star rating for Maternity Care from HealthGrades in 2009 and was the region’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 consecutive years. Most recently, the hospital earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Care Centers and Center of Excellence Designation for its Bariatric Surgery Center. For more information about Flagler Hospital, please visit us at www.flaglerhospital.org