By Caroline Garcia
A decade ago, Deltona wasn’t a well-known destination in the local medical community. Today the city has the most diverse populous of any city in Volusia County and that diversity continues to grow.
With that growth brings new demand for multiple services, but healthcare is the most vital component for the city’s residents. The top priorities are access and lowest possible cost to the patient. Deltona is dedicated to its focus on expanding healthcare. “I would agree that Deltona, as the largest city in Volusia County, should be a medical destination. Our joining with UFHealth here at the Medical Center of Deltona is an example of our commitment to providing a choice in West Volusia,” says Victor M. Ramos, Business Coordinator at Halifax Health/UFHealth Medical Center of Deltona.
Halifax Health will be developing a community commitment project called “Halifax Crossing.” The 109-acre site will include Hallifax Village, a 55+ community and an assisted living community. Medical offices, a freestanding emergency room and an acute care facility used for short-term treatment will also be constructed. This visionary project will benefit the community by providing quality medical service and more than 300 medical-related job opportunities to the community. Ramos shared that “as the only full-service hospital in Deltona, Halifax Health provides a range of healthcare options, including but not limited to the following: emergency & intensive care and general & orthopedic surgery.”
The Advent Health Deltona emergency room is part of a connected network that provides families with access to compassionate care, coordinated services and experts from all medical specialties to meet their individual health needs. If care beyond the emergency room is needed, Advent Health Deltona works with other specialists in its network who are trained in the patient’s specific condition.
In addition to emergency services, Deltona’s Family Health Source covers a variety of outpatient needs, such as womens’ wellness, pediatric dentistry, adult dentistry, and other services. Because of Deltona’s emphasis on quality medical care, doctors are being drawn to the area to open offices, specializing in chiropractic, radiology, dermatology, and cardiology care. Advanced Cardiovascular provides the latest procedures to diagnose and treat heart and vascular conditions.
The area also offers access to quality secondary education and advanced medical training at Daytona State College’s Deltona campus. A new multi-disciplinary classroom and laboratory building will be home to the college’s nursing, sonography and high-tech CNC machining programs. This addition will support up to 120 nursing students, up to 40 CNC training students and up to 50 students in a new diagnostic sonography program.
The vision for the future is clear: Deltona is a leader in healthcare innovation with ongoing plans that include infrastructure and development, community health, healthcare education, and a preventative care environment that possibly supports better health.