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Michelle Lynch, 386.671.5096
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Daytona Beach, FL (July 13, 2009) --- When Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center opens its new state-of-the-art facility tomorrow, patients will have convenient access to Volusia County’s most comprehensive health system.
“The opening of our new building marks an important milestone in health care in our community. We’re bringing all our areas of expertise together – expert medical staff, research, technology, treatments, inpatient and outpatient care – and making it more accessible to patients," said Mark LaRose, president/CEO, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center.
The new Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, in Daytona Beach, officially opens at 6 a.m., Tuesday, July 14, when patients from the current facility, Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial in Ormond Beach, are transferred 3.1 miles to the new facility. Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial will close its doors that day after the last patient is transferred.
Ten patient floors, with two shelled out for future needs, comprise the 718,000-square-foot facility located on a 135-acre campus between LPGA and Granada, just off of Williamson Boulevard and I-95, in Daytona Beach.
Services of the new facility include all private patient rooms with window views, an expanded emergency department and BirthCare center, soothing colors and an outdoor healing garden complete with a waterfall. New technology includes the areas only Siemens Somotom Dual Source 64-Slice CT scanner and an Endovascular/Hybrid Operating Room. Additionally, a medical office building also will open connecting to the first five floors of the hospital. Future plans include a walking trail with fitness stations along the exterior of the campus.
"The new facility was designed with patient safety and privacy in mind and to enhance the healing process, which is reflected throughout the building, from the use of natural light throughout all areas to our programs and services down to the choice of colors," said LaRose.
To learn more, visit www.floridahospitalmemorial.org.