Baptist Clay Medical Campus continues growth in first year 

 

The Baptist Clay Medical Campus has seen a continual increase in patients since opening a year ago.

The campus on Fleming Island, which is providing Clay County residents services closer to home, sees an average of 60 patients a day in the Baptist/Wolfson Children’s Emergency Center, about 40 percent of whom are children. The total number of patients is up from 40 a day since opening on May 1, 2013.

More than 21,000 patients, including more than 8,000 pediatric patients, have been treated for emergencies throughout the year. The campus also saw more than 21,000 outpatient imaging visits.

“We have far exceeded our expectations in terms of how successful we would be during the first year,” said Darin Roark, administrator of the Baptist Clay Medical Campus and Emergency Service Line at Baptist Health. “We are very pleased to be serving the residents of Clay County and are grateful for the welcome and trust they have placed in us for their health care needs during this first year.”

Emergency physicians and staff from Baptist Health and Wolfson Children’s Hospital provide care in the Emergency Center, which is open 24 hours a day, every day. The Emergency Center has 16 treatment rooms, a separate waiting room for children, child-specific medical equipment and imaging capabilities, a LifeFlight helipad and an on-site ambulance.

Staffed 24/7 by a board-certified emergency medicine physician, the 26,000-square-foot Emergency Center is the first and only free-standing emergency department in Clay County, Roark said.  The Emergency Center is the centerpiece of the 32-acre Baptist Clay Medical Campus, located on U.S. Highway 17 and Village Square Parkway.

Pediatric emergency medicine physicians affiliated with Wolfson Children’s Hospital are also available during peak hours daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Diagnostic and imaging services at the Baptist Clay Medical Campus include CT, MRI, X-ray, ultrasound, mammography, bone density and laboratory tests. Imaging exams for children, read by specially trained pediatric radiologists with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, provide the smallest radiation dose possible for accuracy and safety.

The campus’s three-story Medical Office Building also houses the Wolfson Children’s Specialty Center on the first floor. The specialty center, which opened in September, has services offered by Wolfson Children’s Rehabilitation, along with partners from Nemours Children’s Clinic, Fleming Island, and the University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville.

“We are excited to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Wolfson Children’s Emergency Center at the Baptist Clay Medical Campus,” said Wolfson Children’s Hospital President Michael D. Aubin. “We have served children of all ages from Clay County for decades, and now we are making it easier than ever for these families to access Wolfson Children’s Hospital’s emergency, rehabilitation and specialty care closer to home. No one has more experience taking care of Clay kids than Wolfson Children’s Hospital.”

The Medical Office Building has primary care and specialist physicians’ offices that are open throughout the year, providing Clay County families with a “one-stop” destination for a wide array of care. Additional services include Baptist Primary Care, Baptist Heart Specialists, Baptist Medical Center Cardiac Testing, Borland-Groover Clinic and Orange Park Pediatrics. “We are still adding specialists,” Roark said.

Clay County continues to grow, Roark added, which is why Baptist built the campus and because people in Clay County wanted a choice.

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