by: Gina Mangus
Flagler Health+ purchased approximately 70 acres in the city of Palm Coast from Florida Landmark Communities LLC on Dec. 13, for $2.1 million. The property, located on the west side of U.S. 1 where Palm Coast Parkway and U.S. 1 currently meet, will be used to develop a comprehensive health complex, including an inpatient hospital.
The health enterprise also recently announced a clinical agreement with University of Florida Health, which will include expansion of graduate medical education programs and an array of clinical services across Northeast Florida, including new primary care sites in St. Johns and Flagler counties. Details regarding new primary care locations in Flagler County are currently under discussion.
Meanwhile, civil engineering work is underway on 7 acres that Flagler Health+ owns at the southwest corner of Matanzas Woods Parkway and Belle Terre Parkway, where the enterprise will build one of its health villages. The Palm Coast health village will incorporate family practice with embedded behavioral health services, orthopedics, specialty care, imaging and laboratory services all within a community-centric setting.
Flagler Health+ has already expanded its footprint of Flagler County-based care options, with the addition of a large orthopedics practice located in the Palm Coast Town Center, a primary care office on Old Kings Road and a virtual walk-in clinic located inside Publix.
In February, Care Connect+ also opened an office inside Flagler Health+ Specialty Care at 50 Cypress Point Parkway. One of its first major initiatives was to award four Innovators Micro Grants to Flagler County nonprofit organizations for the purpose of supporting programs that positively impact persons experiencing homelessness, hunger, behavioral health issues, financial instability, or lack of access to transportation, medication or health care in Flagler County.