Ocala Health March 16, 2016

Area residents, local officials and business leaders were present as Ocala Health leadership broke ground today on the site of the new Summerfield ER, a new freestanding ER on Hwy 441 adjacent to the Del Webb Spruce Creek Community.

The two-acre site will include a 10,500-square-foot, one-story facility and parking area. The 24/7 freestanding ER is expected to serve more than 15,000 patients a year. The nearly $10 million project will feature 11 emergency rooms and will employ approximately 40 full-time healthcare professionals.

"The new Summerfield ER facility represents our latest step to expand health care into the community," said Randy McVay, CEO, Ocala Health. "We continually monitor development in Marion County, and our hospitals are seeing an increased number of traffic from the Summerfield area. This new facility allows us to deliver care more closely to where our patients and their families live. The new freestanding ER department will allow us to provide critical healthcare services in a more convenient setting for our patients."