Two years after Halifax Health opened its hospital in Deltona, the facility is attracting its fair share of customers, also known as patients, in need of care for the hurts, knocks and problems that come with getting sick or injured or older.
The Halifax Health campus on Deltona’s north side, near the interchange of Interstate 4 and State Road 472/Howland Boulevard, logged 16,542 emergency-room visits in 2021, and 3,336 of the people who passed through the emergency center were admitted for inpatient care, according to figures compiled by Halifax Health.
The Deltona hospital also treated 2,210 people afflicted with COVID-19.
“Even though we’ve expanded the hospital here, we still have a long way to go,” Dr. Steven Miles told a group of prominent Deltonans Jan. 20.
Until the Daytona Beach-based Halifax Health opened its hospital in Deltona in February 2020, AdventHealth Fish Memorial in Orange City, AdventHealth DeLand and Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford were the closest local options for emergency or extended care for most of the 200,000-plus people living and working in the I-4 corridor between the St. Johns River and DeLand.
“We are the only competent stroke center … to save your brain from the debilitating effects of a stroke,” Miles said.
Halifax Health has entered into a partnership with University of Florida Health to offer more and varied types of specialized care and to venture into medical research. In the coming months, Halifax Health, including the Deltona campus, will add more services in cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology and oncology, Miles noted.
“People want health care services where they live,” he said.
In addition, Halifax Health has a partnership with Brooks Rehabilitation for therapy.
Halifax Health in Deltona boasts a hospital with 43 patient beds now available, along with space and plans for adding another 46 patient beds. A medical office building adjoins the hospital.
Some of the doctors at work there provide primary care to those who lack a physician for routine care or for referrals to specialists for higher levels of examination and treatment of conditions beyond the scope of primary care.