St. Anthony Hospital officially opened doors for patients March 17. It includes an emergency department, making emergency care much closer for those who live on the Key Peninsula.

The hospital is licensed for 80 beds and offers 24-hour emergency services. The Gene and Mary Ann Walters Center for Emergency Services has 19 rooms, and making care for life-threatening illnesses and injuries much closer to home.

St. Anthony also offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient medical care with medical, surgical and critical care units. Advanced diagnostic imaging servies, outpatient radiation, chemotherapy and complementary cancer thereapies as well as speech and occupational therapies are some of the services offered at the new hospital.

Fire District 16 transported a patient from Longbranch on opening day.
Firefighter Zach Johnson and paramedic Mike Reigle responded to the call.
Photo by Scott Turner

St. Anthony Hospital has created nearly 500 new jobs for the area jobs.

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