Economic Development Council Quarterly Breakfast Series
Enhancing Healthcare in St. Johns County
The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Carlton DeVooght of Flagler Health+ and David Nelson, M.D. of UF Health will be guest speakers at their Economic Development Quarterly Breakfast in June.
This will be their first public discussion since announcing they have agreed to move forward toward the goal of Flagler Health+ becoming a part of UF Health.
The merger came from a decision by Flagler Health+ to explore joining a like-minded health system to enhance local healthcare services and expand access to care in the community. The Flagler Health+ Board of Trustees and leadership team selected UF Health because the nationally renowned health system offers the strengths of a top 5 public research institution coupled with innovative, high-quality, leading-edge care that will benefit the residents of Flagler, St. Johns, Putnam, Clay, and Duval counties.
Recently, the hospitals announced they reached a definitive agreement designed to bring innovative, high-quality, leading-edge care to our area.
“Everything we do is driven by our longstanding commitment to our community and our dedication to our team members, providers, and patients,” said Flagler Health+ CEO Carlton DeVooght. “We are excited about this potential opportunity and our next steps with UF Health.”
“UF Health has a long track record of bridging scientific discovery with clinical advances that improve the lives of countless patients and of training the next generation of health care providers,” said David R. Nelson, M.D., senior vice president for health affairs at the University of Florida and president of UF Health. “We are excited about our shared vision with Flagler Health+ to take health care to the next level and look forward to our ongoing discussions as we collectively focus efforts on delivering outstanding care for area residents.”
“We are thrilled both Carlton and David agreed to make their first public statement together with the Chamber, allowing members to get a chance to meet with them and understand what this merger will mean to them and the future of St. Johns County,” Isabelle Renault, President and CEO of the Chamber said. “Flagler Health+ has been one of our innovative and elite members and we look forward to working with UF Health to grow our partnership.”
Registration is open for this members-only event.
The mission of the Economic Development Council is to promote St. Johns County as an ideal business location and to encourage businesses, both large and small, to expand and relocate within St. Johns County. EDC activities and events are designed to support the success of both new and existing businesses in St. Johns County. We offer resources to businesses and support start-up ventures by providing information and connectivity to a variety of local resources.