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Jax Daily Record Tuesday, Jul. 28, 202005:10 AM EST

Ascension St. Vincent’s pays $17.95 million for land in St. Johns

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It plans to start work on a hospital in the fall.
by: Scott Sailer Staff Writer

Ascension St. Vincent’s paid $17.95 million for land to build a hospital at the Fountains North in St. Johns County.

St. Johns County Clerk of Courts records show St. Vincent’s Health Systems Inc. bought more than 33 acres northeast of Interstate 95 and County Road 210 West along CE Wilson Boulevard on July 23. 

The exact parcel size is unavailable.

The deed recorded July 27 lists multiple sellers: Sylvia Smallwood, Eastbourne Jacksonville LLC, Sally D. Lott, Cameron C. Manning Wright, the Anna Jo Manning Trust, Cheryl A. and William Bown and DAR Investments One LLC.

The health system expects construction will start this fall on the $115 million, 150,000-square-foot hospital comprising 56 beds, including eight for intensive care. Completion is anticipated in 2022.

The hospital will offer emergency services, short-term care, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and musculoskeletal care, general surgical services, and laboratory and imaging services. 

It will be Ascension St. Vincent’s first hospital in St. Johns County and it is expected to create 600 jobs.

Ascension Florida and Gulf Coast President and CEO Tom VanOsdol said in a news release July 24 there is room for expansion on the campus. Chief Strategy Officer David Meyer said it eventually could accommodate up to 300 beds. 

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