The new, free-standing emergency room in Navarre is expected to serve more than 10,000 patients per year.
NAVARRE — Fort Walton Beach Medical Center held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for a new $10.1 million free-standing emergency to be located in Navarre.
The 10,860-square-foot facility will have 11 emergency exam rooms; a designated trauma room; on-site diagnostic imaging, including CT scan, ultrasound and X-ray; and a comprehensive on-site laboratory. The ER will be a full-service, fully-staffed emergency room with ER physicians, registered nurses and a medical team ready to service the needs of the community.
The new ER will be capable of caring for all ages, including pediatrics as is expected to serve more than 10,000 patients per year. The ER will employ approximately 30 full-time health care professionals with additional staff hired to support growing needs.
"The new ER in Navarre will allow us to deliver emergency care right where many of our patients and families live," said Mitch Mongell, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center CEO.
The facility will be located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 98 and Pullam Street in downtown Navarre and is expected to open November 2020.