Baptist Health to build second HealthPlace facility

The system purchased a VyStar service center adjacent to its Baptist Clay Medical Campus.

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  • | 4:50 p.m. January 7, 2021
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Baptist Health announced Jan. 7 it purchased an 86,000-square-foot VyStar Credit Union service center that it will convert into its second Baptist HealthPlace facility.

The deed filed in Clay County shows Baptist Health Properties Inc. paid $13.1 million Jan. 5 for the 12.33-acre property at 2310 Village Square Parkway on Fleming Island.

It is adjacent to the Baptist Clay Medical Campus, where a 100-bed hospital is under construction, according to the news release.  

“With VyStar’s 11 additional acres, our new hospital will encompass more than 40 acres, giving us room to expand to meet the health needs of the growing Clay County community,” Darin Roark, hospital president for Baptist Clay, said in the release. “We are grateful to VyStar for providing us with the opportunity to expand our campus.”

Baptist HealthPlace will include primary care, various specialties and a Baptist Center for Healthy Living. It is expected to open in the fall.

It opened its first Baptist HealthPlace in November at 400 Colonnade Drive in Nocatee. It includes a YMCA, wellness coaching, primary care and rehabilitation services. 

The Baptist Clay Medical campus already offers emergency services, diagnostics and imaging, behavioral health, cardiology, neurology, rheumatology, pediatrics and Wolfson Children’s Specialty Care. 

Baptist opened its $39 million medical campus in Clay County in 2013. It added a free-standing ER the same year. The outpatient surgery center opened in 2018. 

The Baptist Clay hospital is set to open in fall 2022. The 300,000-square-foot, $200 million facility will open with 100 beds and offer women’s services and enhanced cardiology services.