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Flagler Hospital Announces Rebranding And Expansion

Flagler Health+, formerly Flagler Hospital, CEO Jason Barrett in front of the hospital's new logo.
Flagler Health+
Flagler Health+, formerly Flagler Hospital, CEO Jason Barrett in front of the hospital's new logo.

Flagler Hospital has announced that it will henceforth be known as Flagler Health+ as it begins expanding its services into additional St. Johns County communities.

“As Flagler Hospital expands to Flagler Health+, we are dedicated to creating a healthier, more vibrant community,” said President and CEO Jason Barrett. “We are focused on providing value for healthcare consumers with care offerings that are convenient, accessible and affordable.”

“Flagler Health+ is so much more than just a name,” explained Flagler Health+ Chairman of the Board Matt Baker said Friday. “It represents our transformation and our bold and exciting vision to better serve the life of our growing and expanding community.

Barrett said Flagler Health+ would be expanding into Palencia this spring, into Murabella later in the year and into Nocatee in 2020. According to Barrett, services offered at these health villages will be “custom-designed in collaboration with area residents,” and will include clinical services as well as healthy living, art in medicine and education programs.

The Flagler Health+ Village in Murabella will be opened in partnership with the YMCA.

Barrett announced the hospital will now be offering virtual urgent care visits on its website and mobile app. “Beginning today, area residents will have access to virtual medical visits with instant access to board certified physicians,” he told a crowd gathered at the hospital campus on Friday.

Barrett also said Flagler Health+ would be expanding its community health organization, Care Connect.

“In addition to the important work we’ve been doing in addressing the social determinants of health, like housing inadequacy and access to care for our community’s most vulnerable, we are now also focused on our youth,” he said. “We’ve recently introduced the crisis text line and we are now expanding our community behavioural offering for our adolescents.”

The Crisis Text line provides free 24/7 support for those in need. Texting CARE4U to 741741 will connect the user to a trained Crisis Counselor.

Brendan Rivers can be reached at brivers@wjct.org, 904-358-6396 or on Twitter at @BrendanRivers.