Baptist Clay hiring, on track for spring opening

January 9, 2013 | Jacksonville, FL

Baptist Clay Medical Campus is nearing completion and set to open this spring, bringing the high-quality care of Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Baptist Health close to home for Clay County residents.

After many requests from Clay County residents for Baptist Health to have a presence in Clay County, the organization chose to build on 32 acres at U.S. 17 and Village Square Parkway on Fleming Island, said Ron Robinson, Baptist South Hospital President. Robinson will serve as the top administrator for the Baptist Clay Medical Campus.

The centerpiece of the medical campus will be the 26,000-square-foot Baptist Clay Emergency & Diagnostic Center. The Center will feature Wolfson Children’s Emergency Center and a full service Adult Emergency Center. The on-site imaging/diagnostic center and lab will feature the latest digital equipment for X-ray, MRI, CT, mammography, bone density, fluoroscopy and ultrasound testing. Children’s images will be read by pediatric radiologists from Nemours Children’s Clinic.

Next to the emergency center, a three-story medical office building on the campus will feature a Wolfson Children’s Hospital Specialty Center on the first floor and adult physician offices on the second and third floors. Both buildings are now completely enclosed and the remaining work is being done inside, Robinson said.

“Our vision is for this to be the place for the very best children’s health care in Clay County. This campus will deliver many of the specialized children’s and adult capabilities that you’d expect at a hospital, with the convenience of an outpatient setting,” Robinson said.

The Baptist Clay Emergency & Diagnostic Center will be open 24 hours a day with separate waiting, exam and treatment areas just for children. The center will be staffed at all times by a board-certified emergency medicine physician. Pediatric emergency medicine physicians affiliated with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, along with pediatric subspecialists with Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville, and the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, will be available at the new campus for children of all ages.

Baptist Health is creating 65 new jobs in the Emergency & Diagnostic Center and has already started hiring for positions that include nurse managers, radiologic technologists with additional CT training, a digital medical sonographer and security officer. To apply for these or other positions, please visit