Archives for January 2021

East Central Coast Healthcare Guide will include the official Volusia County Medical Society Members..

Dear VCMS Members and ECCHGC Advertisers:

Exciting changes have been happening at Heritage Publishing, Inc. (HPI) and I am pleased to announce the 2021-2022 East Central Coast Healthcare Guide (ECCHC) will also include the official Volusia County Medical Society (VCMS) Membership Directory.

HPI has a strong history with other Medical Societies, having partnered with these prestigious organizations since 2004. VCMS is a non-profit organization, established in 1902, comprised of nearly 300 physicians who work or live in Volusia County and represent the interest of physicians in the area.

For ease of use, ECCHCG will identify VCMS members as “active VCMS Members” and the current VCMS Membership Directory content will be incorporated into the editorial content for the 2021-2022 edition. This new information will be in addition to the cutting-edge articles, comprehensive physician information and NPI numbers that have been a part of the healthcare guide for 20 years.

HPI has been proudly producing ECCHCG and other publications since 1996.  As always, the guide is scheduled to publish in early June 2021 with our advertising sales campaign concluding on April 30, 2021.

I wanted to thank Volusia County Medical Society Officers and Executive Committee for selecting HPI as their publisher. I look forward to a long and successful relationship.



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

Baptist Health purchases VyStar Credit Union building to create new health and wellness center on Fl..

86,000-square-foot facility will complement Baptist Clay’s new full-service hospital

Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 7, 2021— Baptist Health has purchased the VyStar Credit Union property located at 2310 Village Square Parkway on Fleming Island. The facility is adjacent to the existing Baptist Clay Medical Campus, which is currently expanding to become a full-service 100-bed hospital opening in the fall of 2022.

“With VyStar’s 11 additional acres, our new hospital will encompass more than 40 acres, giving us room to expand to meet the health needs of the growing Clay County community,” said Darin Roark, hospital president for Baptist Clay. “We are grateful to VyStar for providing us with the opportunity to expand our campus.”

Baptist Clay will renovate the 86,000-square-foot VyStar complex to create Baptist HealthPlace at Fleming Island, a health, wellness and medical complex which is expected to open in the fall of 2021. HealthPlace will have a wealth of health and wellness services, including Baptist Health primary care physicians and a variety of specialists.

HealthPlace will also have a Baptist Center for Healthy Living, which will provide personalized health coaching and assistance in navigating health care solutions, such as coordinating appointments and finding the right physicians and resources to live healthier lives.

Baptist Health announced plans for its new hospital in Clay County in early 2020. The 300,000-square-foot, full-service hospital will open with 100 beds, including women’s services and enhanced cardiology services. The hospital will be designed with modern features, including placing diagnostic equipment near the ICU for patients who need it the most, and corridors designed with calming LED lighting, and centralized staff services to minimize noise.

These services are in addition to those already existing at the Baptist Clay Campus in Fleming Island, which opened in May of 2013, and includes an adult ER, a Wolfson Children’s Hospital ER, an ambulatory surgery center, specialty services, and imaging.

Baptist Health is investing $200 million to build the new hospital, which will create 700 new jobs in Clay County.


About Baptist Health

Baptist Health is a faith-based, mission-driven system in Northeast Florida comprised of Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville; Baptist Medical Center Beaches; Baptist Medical Center Nassau; Baptist Medical Center South; Baptist Clay Medical Campus and Wolfson Children’s Hospital – the region’s only children’s hospital.  All Baptist Health hospitals, along with Baptist Home Health Care, have achieved Magnet™ status for excellence in patient care. Baptist Health is part of Coastal Community Health, a highly integrated regional hospital network focused on significant initiatives designed to enhance the quality and value of care provided to our contiguous communities. Baptist Health has the area’s only dedicated heart hospital; orthopedic institute; women’s services; neurological institute, including comprehensive neurosurgical services, a comprehensive stroke center and two primary stroke centers; a Bariatric Center of Excellence; a full range of psychology and psychiatry services; urgent care services; and primary and specialty care physicians’ offices throughout Northeast Florida. The Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center is a regional destination for multidisciplinary cancer care which is clinically integrated with the MD Anderson Cancer Center, the internationally renowned cancer treatment and research institution in Houston. For more details, visit

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