11 June Orange Park Medical Center Announces $3M Expansion to NICU June 11, 2018 By Laura Pavlus Expansions and Relocations HealthCare, Medical, Expansion, Orange Park 0 WOKV - June 8, 2018 - by Sarah Thompson - read article here ORANGE PARK MEDICAL CENTER ANNOUNCES NEARLY $3 MILLION EXPANSION TO THEIR NICU Clay County, FL - Orange Park Medical Center has announced a $2.9 million expansion for their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, in hopes of being able to better service expecting families in the Northeast Florida community. As part of the expansion, Chief Nursing Officer, Kathy Hester, says they're not only adding on new NICU beds, but ensuring that those beds are designed and equipped to provide specialty level II or level III newborn care. "We'll be able to take them [babies] much younger, and much smaller," explains Hester, as the new beds would provide the ability to care for babies born at less than 32 weeks and 1,000 grams, as well as babies born with critical illnesses. Hester says upgrades will also include NICVIEW technology, which is a bedside camera that shares live-stream video through a secure system, allowing families 24/7 access, even if they can't be at the hospital. In addition, with this expansion, they expect to be better able to keep moms and babies together and provide service to mothers identified as potential high-risk deliveries. Construction on the expansion will get underway this summer and should wrap up in early 2019. Related Orange Park Medical Center Opens Level II Trauma Center Orange Park Medical Center opened its long-sought trauma center after receiving provisional status from the Florida Department of Health. For now, it’s the second trauma center serving the Northeast Florida region of Clay, Duval, Nassau, Baker and St. Johns counties. UF Health Jacksonville has a Level I trauma center serving the region. New Co-working Space Opens in Orange Park of Clay County off of Kingsley and Park Avenues A new co-working space has opened up in Orange Park off of Kingsley Avenue and Park Avenue (US-17). Proposed Cecil Commerce Center Distribution Center Could Bring 1,200 More Jobs to the Region A proposed distribution center for Jacksonville’s Cecil Commerce Center would be the latest in a string of recent successes for the city (Jacksonville) as it develops land at the former naval air station. Sen. Marco Rubio Hosts Roundtable Discussion with Local Business Leaders at AVA in Orange Park Sen. Marco Rubio toured American Valley Aviation in Orange Park, and after the tour hosted a round-table discussion with local business leaders about issues affecting defense and aviation related business in Northeast Florida. Officials Look to Spring Park Project as Key Piece in Economic Development GREEN COVE SPRINGS | The natural spring that is key to the city’s historic past could help lock in its future, say Green Cove Springs leaders and economic development officials projecting new business and industry could come into the community just as the mineral water now flows through Spring Park into the adjacent St. Johns River. Montreal-based airplane maintenance tracking company opens first U.S. office in Orange Park partly because of local talent pool The Montreal-based company recently opened its first U.S. office in Orange Park (of Clay County, FL) because of an increase in aircraft business and the local talent base. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.