Flagler Hospital Breaks Ground on the Flagler Health Village at Murabella
Saint Augustine, FL – June 14, 2018 -
Nearly 100 people gathered this morning for the groundbreaking of the Flagler
Health Village at Murabella. The health village, which will include 20,000
square feet dedicated to urgent care, advanced imaging, laboratory services,
pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, primary care and specialty care
is anticipated to open in Summer of 2019. Additionally, plans for the
site include a 25,000 square foot healthy lifestyle center with fitness,
prevention and education program offerings for all ages.
“As we broaden our reach into new markets, we do so with great enthusiasm.
It is important for us to heal people when they are sick and also to support
a healthier, more vibrant community,” said Flagler Hospital President
and CEO Jason Barret. “This includes a focus on physical health
and also the emotional and economic health of area residents. Our commitment
to value includes care offerings that are convenient, accessible and affordable.
At the same time, we will never lose sight of Flagler Hospital’s
unwavering focus on quality, which places us among the top 100 hospitals
Special guests at the event included Kalilah Jamall, staff assistant in
the office of United States Senator Bill Nelson, who provided a special
message from Senator Nelson; Senator Travis Hutson; Jackie Smith, aide
to Congressman John Rutherford; City of St. Augustine Mayor Nancy Shaver;
City of St. Augustine Vice Mayor Todd Neville and St. Johns County Chamber
of Commerce Vice President of Operations, Greg Voss.
"We appreciate the incredible support and ongoing collaboration we
enjoy with all our community partners,” added Barrett. “When
it comes to improving the health and wellbeing of St. Johns County, there
is no organization with more experience or commitment than Flagler Hospital.
In fact, we will celebrate 130 years of caring for our area residents,
as this project comes to life in 2019. This is an exciting time for our
organization, our employees and our community.”
Participating in the groundbreaking were (from left to right) Richard Lovelace,
Senior Vice President, Stellar; Carlton DeVooght, Chief Administrative
Officer, Flagler Hospital; Matt Baker, Flagler Hospital Chairman of the
Board; Jason Barrett, Flagler Hospital President & CEO; Ray Matuza,
Flagler Healthcare Foundation Chair, Heather Allen, Executive Director
of the Flagler Healthcare Foundation, Mike Santarone, President, Stellar;
Greg Voss, Vice President of Operations, St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce.