Jacksonville, FL - Families living in south Jacksonville and in northern St. Johns County are poised to get more convenient access to specialized pediatric emergency care.
That's as a new 8,100-square-foot Wolfson Children's Hospital ER will be coming to Baptist Medical Center South, with construction expected to be complete in the fall of 2019.
The ER will be its own separate facility, with its own entrance, check-in and triage area, family restrooms, parking area, and more.
"Everything about our new Wolfson Children's Emergency Center at Baptist South will be designed to provide world-class pediatric emergency care close to home," says Michael D. Aubin, FACHE, president of Wolfson Children's Hospital.
We're told this project is the culmination of listening to parents and years of planning.
"Parents told us they wanted the specialized emergency care from Wolfson Children's to be close by. They asked for a dedicated space with its own parking, and most of all, a kid-friendly environment to take the fear out of going to the ER. We listened, and we are thrilled to bring all this and more to the Baptist South campus," says Darin Roark, BSN, MBA, RN, FACHE, and vice president of ambulatory campuses and Baptist Health system emergency departments.
During construction, the parking lot on the south side of Baptist South will need to be closed. But, patients and visitors can continue to park in Lot A, directly in front of the ER entrance. The visitor garage will also remain open.