Orange Park Medical Center will build a $34 million expansion, which will bring the hospital’s bed count to 408, the fifth-largest in Northeast Florida.
Expected to be completed in 2023, the expansion will add 48 private patient rooms and 20 intensive care unit beds. It also will add a 300-space parking lot.
The hospital is at 2001 Kingsley Ave. in Orange Park.
“As we continue to care for an even greater complexity of patient needs here at Orange Park Medical Center, our ICU capacities and capabilities must adapt in parallel,” Dr. Justin Gisel, a critical care and pulmonary disease physician, said in a news release.
“We look to continue providing the highest levels of care in our expanding Medical, Surgical, Trauma, Cardiothoracic, and Neurological ICUs and look forward to this new expansion.”
The expansion will add 80 jobs.
Patient rooms will include upgraded clinical communication technology, 50-inch televisions, Apple TVs and high-speed internet access.
Orange Park Medical Center completed a $126 million, 101,435-square-foot expansion in March, adding a five-story patient tower, outpatient testing, electrophysiology lab, dining room, kitchen, medical office building and a neonatal intensive care unit.
“In total, this project brings 68 new inpatient beds to the facility,” CEO Lisa Valentine said in the news release.
“We have already received overwhelmingly positive feedback with our most recent opening of the new patient tower and we are pleased to bring even more clinically advanced resources and capacity to better serve our growing community.”