Ascension Sacred Heart today announced plans to build a new community Emergency Room as well as a new medical office building on a nine-acre site near the Walmart Neighborhood Market in West Navarre.
The new ER will be located at 7334 Navarre Parkway near the intersection of U.S. 98 and Joybrook Road. Graphic by Romi White.
The new ER facility will provide 24-hour emergency services for children and adults. The ER will have a separate waiting area and treatment rooms for children.
The emergency center will include 13 treatment rooms and two trauma rooms staffed by emergency medicine physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists. In addition, the facility will provide the services of a lab, pharmacy, CT scanner and x-ray imaging.
The site also will include a helipad so that patients requiring immediate surgery or other advanced hospital treatments can be rapidly transported to the Level II Trauma Center at Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola. The ER facility will be operated by the Pensacola hospital as well as the Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart.
The new medical office building will have 10,000 sq. feet of space for primary care physicians, pediatricians, and specialists such as cardiologists and general surgeons.
The new ER and medical building will cost approximately $15 million and will be located near the Walmart Neighborhood Market on Navarre Parkway.
Construction of the new facilities is scheduled to begin in early March and should be completed late this year. Ascension Sacred Heart also started construction this month of a similar freestanding ER on Nine Mile Road in Pensacola.
The new ER in Navarre is the latest effort by Ascension Sacred Heart to extend its services into south Santa Rosa County In 2017, the health system opened an outpatient medical facility along Highway 98 in Tiger Point that provides imaging facilities, physician offices and rehabilitation services. Also in 2017, the Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart opened a new Pediatric Care Center in Gulf Breeze.
“We want to continue to make it easier for patients to receive the care they need — when and where they need it,” said Tom VanOsol, president and CEO of Ascension Florida.