Panama City, FL –
PANAMA CITY BEACH Fla. (WMBB) – A new health facility will arrive on the beach.
The St. Joe Company has announced that it will build the campus which will be more than just a medical center.
St. Joe is working in partnership with Florida State University College of Medicine and Tallahassee Memorial Hospital to achieve this.
The 87-acre campus will be located at the intersection of Highway 79 and Phillip Griffitts Senior Drive and will include an emergency center, research area and clinical elements.
St. Joe’s CEO Jorge Gonzalez said it would be great for Panama City Beach and he expects the campus to grow over the years.
“We anticipate that over time he will understand a bit of everything,” Gonzalez said. “Primary specialists, diagnostics, laboratories, really a whole ecosystem will go to campus.”
They say it will bring top-notch health care to the area so residents no longer have to travel far to get what they need.
Mayor Mark Sheldon said it would benefit Panama City Beach.
“We know this will bring economic development and create more jobs for the youth in the community, which you hear us talking about all the time,” said Sheldon. “Now Panama City Beach will be a destination for residents to come and for research.”
It will eventually include an emergency center and a 100-bed hospital.
Another advantage of the health campus is its location. It will be close to the airport in case a rescue flight is needed, St. Joe plans to inaugurate the land in 2022.
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