St. Johns County Healthcare
For the eighth consecutive year, the County Health Rankings report, release by the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, ranked St. Johns County as "Florida's Healthiest County." St. Johns County ranked #1 out of 67 counties nation-wide with respect to health factors and health outcomes.
Ranked "Florida's Healthiest County"
The County Health Rankings is a report that ranks nearly every county in all 50 states on Health Outcomes (today's health) and Health Factors (tomorrow's health). The report helps all communities recognize how important a good quality of life is - where residents live, learn, work and play can influence how healthy they are and how long they live. For the sixth consecutive year, St. Johns County ranked #1 in Florida in Health Outcomes and #1 in Health Factors. Some examples of the measures used to calculate the Rankings include: rates of sexually transmitted diseases; rates of low birth babies; rates of teenage pregnancies; rates of preventable hospital stays; rates of high school graduation; access to recreational facilities; and rates of violent crime.
"As we track and measure health outcomes and factors related to health behaviors, clinical care, social and environmental factors and the physical environment, we are reminded that there is no finish line in our efforts for better health," said Dawn Allicock, M.D., Director/Health Officer, Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County. "Building and maintaining a culture of health requires the on going collaboration and combined efforts of a wide range of community partners from all sectors." For more information, visit http://stjohns.floridahealth.gov.
Keeping Our Residents Healthy
To help keep our residents healthy, St. Johns County is blessed with excellent healthcare facilities.
Flagler Health+, a 335-bed acute care facility lcacted on U.S. Highway 1, has been serving St. Johns County and surrounding areas since 1889. In recent years, the hospital has been ranked among the nation's best by numerous rating agencies.
Flagler employs over 1,900 staff members and partners with more than 200 doctors representing 40 medical specialties. The hospital's fully digital surgery center is the only one of its kind in Northeast Florida and provides the best technologies and services. The hospital most recently opened a state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care unit as part of its award-winning maternity care program. Flagler also completed a mult-million dollar project to install "Artise" - one of the world's most advanced image-guided radiation therapy devices as part of the hospital's Cancer Institute. Flagler Imaging is a convenient, free standing imaging center on campus with easy access to state-of-the-art MRI, CT scanning, ultra-sound, x-ray and digital mammography.
Baptist Medical Center South
Baptist Medical Center South is Jacksonville's first hospital of the 21st century and a Magnet hospital - the highest honor a healthcare organization can receive for excellence in patient care. The 225-bed, full-service healthcare facility located at Interstate 95 and Old St. Augustine Road blends an advanced electronic environment with an environment designed to promote healing with strategic use of natural light, family-friendly amenities, original art and home-like comforts.
As a full-service healthcare facility, Baptist South offers vital service such as radiology, surgery, emergency services, oncology, sleep lab, diagnostic catheterization lab and many ore. In 2011, Baptist South added a "da Vinci SI Robot" to its surgical capabilities. The sophisticated robotic platform is designed to improve a surgeon's capability to preform complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach.
Baptis South's state-of-the-art Level II NICU is partnership with the neonatal intensive care program at Wolfson Children's Hospital. The Level II NICU allows for more babies with varying health needs to be born at Baptist South and to receive care in partnership with Wolfson, the only regional pediatric referral facility.
The Mayo Clinic Hospital of Jacksonville, FL
The Mayo Clinic Hospital of Jacksonville, FL is a part of the renowned and highly distinguished non-profit May Clinic health provider, which has been recognized on the Honor Roll by the U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's top hospitals. Established in 2008 and located on San Pablo Rd, the facility houses 214 rooms, 22 operation rooms and offers care patient services in more than 35 medical and surgical specialties.
The hospital includes a full-service Emergency Department open to the public and utilizes advanced technology that enables surgeons and physicians to develop and preform innovative procedures that are less invasive, more effective and cost less than traditional procedures. Services include but are not limited to: a stroke care program, epilepsy monitoring unit, bone marrow, pancreas, kidney, heart and lung transplantation, and an array of medical and surgical specialties.
Memorial Hospital is a 418-bed acute care hosital offfering a line of services. Memorial Hospital is a U.S. News & World Report: Best Hospital and feature a certified Chest Pain Center, Certified Stroke Center, dedicated Heart Center, a state-of-the-art Spine Clinic, and Memorial;s New Beginnings maternity.