DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (January 29, 2020) –
Community Grand Opening Event for Halifax Health|University of Florida Health Medical Center of Deltona
Saturday, February 1, 2020
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Halifax Health|UF Health Medical Center of Deltona
3300 Halifax Crossing Boulevard, Deltona
Halifax Health is hosting a community grand opening event for the health system’s third hospital, Halifax Health|UF Health Medical Center of Deltona. The medical center, which will be Deltona’s first full-service hospital, will open to serve patients on Tuesday, February 4 with 43 licensed beds.
The community celebration will feature tours of the hospital and entertainment for children, including: Mr. Tommy’s Musical Show for Kids, food trucks, promotional giveaways, face painting, balloon art, a photo booth and members of Halifax Health’s Therapy Dog Team. Specials guests will include the Deltona High School Junior ROTC, color guard, marching band and cheerleading team. The Deltona Fire Department will also be in attendance.
In April 2017, Halifax Health celebrated the grand opening of Halifax Health Emergency Department of Deltona – Volusia and Flagler counties’ first freestanding emergency department. In December of that year, the community health system hosted a groundbreaking ceremony near the site of the emergency department to celebrate the start of construction on Halifax Health Medical Center of Deltona – the city’s first hospital. In 2018, the Halifax Health Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a Letter of Intent to form a joint venture with University of Florida Health Shands to develop and operate the Deltona hospital.
The $153 million, state-of-the-art, six-story medical facility is 202,242 square feet. The medical center features four operating rooms, three multipurpose special procedure rooms, 13 intensive care rooms and 30 medical/surgical rooms.
Services offered by the medical center will include anesthesiology, cardiology, emergency care, gastroenterology, general surgery, nephrology, neurology, orthopedic surgery, pathology, vascular surgery, radiology and urology. Hospitalists and intensivists will be on staff.
In its first year, the hospital will employ 211 full-time employees. The overall economic impact of the medical center once complete is estimated to be $133 million.
A two-story, 53,000-square-foot medical office annex is currently under construction beside the hospital and is expected to open in March 2020.
Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.