Archives for July 2019

Welcome to the 2019-2020 Jacksonville & Northeast Florida Healthcare Guide


to the 2019-2020 Jacksonville & Northeast Florida Healthcare Guide™ (JHCG). We are proud to present this guide in partnership with the Duval County Medical Society (DCMS) as well as affiliated medical societies for Clay and Nassau counties.

As always, this publication contains up-to-date information for directory listings, legislative news, new technology, along with local hospital news and updates. This edition of JHCG delves into the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), with tips on how to keep your practice compliant. Topics such as the politics and policies surrounding prescription drugs, the seriousness of physician suicide, the opioid epidemic, and vaccine hesitancy are also discussed.

Additionally, this guide contains our Green Pages™ section, a comprehensive, easy-to-read directory. The Green Pages include listings of physicians by specialty, area hospitals, ancillary and other healthcare providers and services, and color-coded identifiers to mark Medical Society members. The listings include National Provider Identifier (NPI) numbers, if available, for further convenience.

Our goal is to present the most current information in our publication. However, if your listing needs to be corrected for next year, please let us know. Changes can be submitted here.

Distribution for the healthcare guide will commence on August 5-9, 2019 and will be handled by Publication Distribution Services (PDS) and will be ongoing for a period of 90 days until all five counties are covered and copies are delivered.  Please be on the lookout for your copies and deliveries. 

If you would like to request additional copies, please contact us at 904-296-1304. You may also email your order directly to

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Marzoug (Mark) Al-Amad | Publisher & President
Heritage Publishing, Inc.

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Baptist Medical Center Beaches Named in the Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S.

Beauty goes beyond what we see from the exterior. It comes from within and shines through. By making patients feel more comfortable and treating them like family, hospitals show their beauty. Here in Northeast Florida, one of our hospitals has been recognized for doing exactly this. Baptist Medical Center Beaches ranked No. 11 in Soliant’s 10th annual Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals contest in 2019.

Community members from across the country nominated and voted for hospitals based on key elements of beauty and comfort that contribute to the overall well-being of patients, such as nurturing staff, comforting aesthetics and innovative designs. More than 8,542,596 votes were cast for the 96 hospitals nominated, with Baptist Beaches receiving 24,017 votes from our community.  “These facilities recognize that beauty encompasses more than just a pleasing design; it includes compassionate and dedicated staff partnering with comforting surroundings to help create the most optimal place for people to receive the treatment they need and to restore their health,” says David Alexander, president of Soliant.

Recent projects at Baptist Beaches include a new high-tech 34,000-square-foot surgery center and a renovated spa-like maternity center with 16 private rooms. To help promote a sense of calm and healing throughout the hospital, patients and their families can see paintings by local artists depicting the natural beauty of our beaches. “We are continually making improvements to our campus to create a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing environment for patients and their families” says Hospital President Joe Mitrick. “Making the list of the Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals is a reflection of our not only our facilities, but our dedicated physicians, team members and volunteers who make a difference in the lives of our patients every day.”

To learn more about Soliant’s Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S., please visit:

Orange Park Medical Center Breaks Ground on $62 Million Patient Tower

Orange Park, FL., (June 27th, 2019) – Today leadership from Orange Park Medical Center  broke ground on a new 101,435 square foot tower that will house 48 patient beds for medical and surgical patients, bringing Orange Park Medical Center’s total number of licensed beds to 365.

The new space will also include two floors built as a shell space, designated for the future expansion of 48 additional patient rooms. As part of the expansion, over 100 new jobs will be created to care for the increased number of patients.

“Like many businesses in our area we’re feeling the effects of the growth happening in Clay County,” says Chad Patrick, Chief Executive Officer at Orange Park Medical Center.

“We are already the preferred healthcare provider for thousands of families in our community. We see their support especially in our ER. We want to continue earning their trust by providing more resources to keep them close to home when seeking medical care.”

In addition the new patient tower, Orange Park Medical Center will be opening a 12,000 square foot expansion in July that includes 14 recovery rooms and two electrophysiology labs serving patients suffering from irregular heart rhythm conditions such as atrial fibrillation. The hospital also recently expanded their NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) and began the expansion of their kitchen and dining area. All projects are part of a $126 million expansion project.

Patrick says expanding into these new spaces will allow them to add the latest equipment and technology in a beautiful brand new environment.

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. will lead the Orange Park Medical Center project and TMPartners, PLLC will be serving as the architect.



Orange Park Medical Center, serving Clay County and its surrounding communities, is a full-service, acute care hospital with 317 inpatient beds. Orange Park Medical Center is a Joint Commission Top-Performing Hospital, ranked as one of the best hospitals in the country for heart, lung and surgical care. For more information about services, facilities and physicians, please visit

Orange Park Medical Center Groundbreaking
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