Baptist Health / Wolfson Children’s Hospital Open Dual Emergency Room and Imaging Center

Baptist Health / Wolfson’s Childrens Hospital open dual Emergency Room and Imaging Center

An excited crowd gathered on April 30 for the ribbon cutting at the new Baptist Health / Wolfson Children’s Dual Emergency Center.  “There’s been a lot of excitement about this new facility from St. Augustine residents following the original purchase in 2021,” said Matthew Zuino, FACHE, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Baptist Health. “Baptist Health has always been committed to meeting the health care needs of residents in St. Johns County and this is one important part of that strategy.”

The 23,879-square-foot emergency center features two emergency centers under one roof – Baptist Emergency Center for adults and Wolfson Children’s Emergency Center, designed specifically for patients ages 0 to 17. In addition, with the opening of this campus, families in St. Johns County will have easier access to the specialized pediatric care of Wolfson Children’s, the only full-service children’s hospital in the region and the only state-designated Pediatric Trauma Center in Northeast Florida.

The emergency facility will have an adjoining imaging center for outpatient imaging, equipped with the latest technology to provide X-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, mammography, and bone density screenings. There will be a total of 250 employees when the facility is fully staffed. The building is designed with opportunities for expansion as the community’s health needs grow. Potential expansion areas include 5,000 square feet on the south end of the emergency department and up to 70,000 square feet of physician office or outpatient procedural space to the north.