New YMCA to Open at Flagler Health Village
First Coast YMCA and Flagler Hospital St. Augustine collaborate to bring
enhanced health and wellness resources to World Golf Village
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Sept. 6, 2018 – Today, the First Coast YMCA and Flagler Hospital announced their
intent to bring the Y to Flagler Health Village, located in the Murabella
community, in order to serve the actively growing World Golf Village.
As one of the nation’s most effective and enduring charitable organizations,
the Y’s cause is to strengthen its communities. This aligns with
Flagler Hospital’s commitment to building healthier communities
and its 130 year history of caring for the residents of St. Johns County.
Together, the First Coast YMCA and Flagler Hospital St. Augustine will
provide area residents with one-stop access to a wide-spectrum of medical
services, health and wellbeing resources, and education and fitness opportunities.
“The First Coast Y is committed to helping all Northeast Florida
residents reach their highest potential through health and wellness,”
said YMCA of Florida’s First Coast president and CEO Eric K. Mann.
“We are excited to combine our community-centered resources and
healthy living innovations with Flagler Hospital’s extensive medical
capabilities to create a total wellness resource at Flagler Health Village.
We believe this partnership will not only nurture the minds, bodies and
spirits of local residents, but also help bridge gaps in community needs
for years to come.”
While planning and design has yet to be finalized, the Flagler Health Village
Y is conceptualized to accommodate 25,000 square feet, and will feature
fitness equipment, group exercise studios and an indoor track to help
members increase movement and achieve goals. The Y will also provide fitness,
prevention and education opportunities for all ages, including a designated
Teen Center with specific programming for local youth.
“We look forward to partnering with the Y and residents of World
Golf Village to truly build healthier communities, together.” said
Flagler Hospital President and CEO Jason Barret. “This includes
a focus on physical health as well as the emotional and economic health
of local families and businesses. 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 in America.”
In June, Flagler Hospital officially broke ground on Flagler Health Village,
located in the Murabella community in St. Johns County. The health village
will include 20,000 square feet dedicated to urgent care, advanced imaging,
laboratory services, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, primary care
and specialty care.
Both Flagler Health Village and the new Y are expected to open in Summer
of 2019 and additional programs and details will be announced in the coming months.
About the First Coast Y
In 2018, YMCA of Florida’s First Coast is celebrating its 110th anniversary
of serving the Northeast Florida community through youth development,
healthy living and social responsibility. For 110 years, YMCA of Florida’s
First Coast has been providing men, women and children of all ages, and
from all walks of life, opportunities to build stronger bonds, live healthy
and become more engaged with their communities. Learn more: www.FirstCoastYMCA.org.
About Flagler Hospital St. Augustine
Flagler Hospital is a 335-bed, acute care hospital that was named one of
America’s 100 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades in 2018. The hospital
has operated as a not-for-profit healthcare institution in St. Augustine,
Florida, since its founding in 1889. Flagler Hospital has also earned
the Gold Seal of Approval™ from the Joint Commission for primary
stroke care centers, national accreditation for its total hip and total
knee replacement programs, accreditation from the American College of
Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, Center of Excellence designation
for its bariatric surgery center, and ANCC magnet status for nursing excellence.
To learn more about all of the hospital's services, log on to www.FlaglerHospital.org.