St. Johns County has been reported to have the best health outcomes and best health factors, according to published rankings by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. According to their website, countyhealthrankings.com, these statistics are pulled by factors such as quality of life, health related behaviors, and support that patients receive. It makes sense that St. Johns County would have and be nearby some of the best hospitals in the area. These are medical centers that have united together to bring state-of-the-art cancer treatments to patients, have received awards from local organizations, and have supported the health of the local residents in the county. Below are some of the highly regarded medical centers in the area, determined to preserve your quality of life.
Rated as the number-one hospital in the state of Florida, every element of the Mayo Clinic Hospital campus is dedicated to ensuring that patients and their families are happy and comfortable. A full-service emergency department is accompanied by a cancer education center and an Alzheimer’s research facility. In fact, more than 6,000 successful organ transplants have been performed at the Mayo Clinic!
MD Anderson Clinic
What makes this clinic so unique is that it has 10 different centers dedicated to studying and treating different types of cancers. Whether it’s tumors on the spine and brain or uterine cancers, you can know that you’re being treated by specialists dedicated to your recovery. Its location in Jacksonville ensures that healthcare is located just minutes away. Part of the union with Baptist Medical Center South, its offerings are expanded to patients.
UF Health Jacksonville
It’s true that UF offers specialists and treatment in areas regarding the heart, cancer, neuromedicine, orthopedic issues, and women’s health, but did you know that being connected to the University of Florida College of Medicine allows them to have access to truly unique research and treatments? As part of the university, UF Health Jacksonville benefits from having specialists who are advanced in their fields, along with access to research conducted not just by other schools, but by UF as well.
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Serving as the flagship of the Baptist Health network, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville has been the preferred care provider for many residents of Jacksonville. Through establishing years of dedicated service, the hospital has gained a loyal following. One interesting thing to note is that they were the hospital to perform a wireless pacemaker transplant to the first Floridian recipient of the technology. This hospital is even partnering with MD Anderson Medical Center to help bring cancer treatments to patients!
Baptist Medical Center South
Baptist Medical Center South is always expanding—in fact, they just recently completed their new eight-story patient tower! Having expanded their bed capacity to more than 407, this hospital is ready and willing to help residents in their time of need. Whether you need pregnancy care and delivery or are looking for specialized geriatric care, Baptist Medical Center South can provide it all. Nicole Thomas, the hospital president, has even been elected to receive the “Women of Distinction” Award by the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council!
With its commitment to patient care, the First Coast is truly one of the best places to head for medical services. Both its impressive medical center offerings and its small-town way of life are beneficial to the improvement of one’s health. You can easily find a way of life considered long gone in RiverTown by Mattamy Homes. With up to 3,760 square feet of space, these residences are easily customizable to match your lifestyle, thanks to the Mattamy Design Studio. When you consider how the calm pace and dedicated schools can produce such a healthy, happy lifestyle for local families, you start to realize that you want to be a part of St. Johns County. Be a part of it at RiverTown, one of St. Johns County’s finest communities. New homes start in the $200s and go up to more than $1 million. Families can enjoy themselves at the newly unveiled amenity center, the RiverClub, which offers an exercise room with a variety of equipment to utilize. Residents can also launch their kayaks and paddleboards off the on-site dock to traverse across the St. Johns River. Click here to start your path to health in The First Coast’s New Hometown.
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