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September 24, 2018

Business Florida 2018 - The Regions

Bounding Forward

| 9/22/2017



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PANAMA CITY Medical technology firm Jellyfish Health is expanding operations and creating 100 jobs. The new positions will focus on the development of mobile technologies that reduce wait times for patients and allow health care facilities to position staff and other resources for maximum efficiency and a more positive patient experience.

MARIANNA Jackson Hospital doubled its pre-operative reception and post-operative recovery capacities with the opening of a 9,500-sq.-ft. operating suite in spring 2017. Also up and running, two off-site Jackson Hospital centers: Chipola Quick Care and Chipola Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine, adding more than 8,000 square feet and 16 jobs in Washington County.

TALLAHASSEE Construction continues at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare’s $250-million M.T. Mustian Center. The five-story addition featuring 28 operating suites and 72 adult medical/surgical intensive care beds, is expected to open in early 2019.

SANTA ROSA COUNTY Sacred Heart Health System has opened two new facilities in Gulf Breeze: The Gulf Breeze Pediatric Care Center offers outpatient pediatric rehabilitation and an autism outreach center; the Tiger Point Medical Park provides a full spectrum of outpatient care for adults.

PACE Baptist Health Care opened its fourth area-wide medical park in May 2017 — the 23,000-sq.-ft. Baptist Medical Park-Pace, including family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, rehabilitation, imaging and laboratory services.

PENSACOLA West Florida Healthcare’s $10-million freestanding Perdido Bay Emergency Room has opened on the west side of Escambia County, offering 11 private patient beds, a laboratory and diagnostic imaging services.

Key Players

Baptist Health | Pensacola
Sacred Heart Health Systems | Pensacola
Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare | Tallahassee
West Florida Healthcare | Pensacola

Continuing to take shape on the campus of Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola is the $57-million Studer Family Children’s Hospital. When completed in 2019, the four-story structure will include a pediatric emergency department, neonatal and pediatric intensive care units and a pediatric oncology unit as well as a pharmacy and pediatric inpatient rehabilitation gym.



TALLAHASSEE Danfoss Turbocor has opened its Application Development Center, a state-of-the-art lab for testing residential and commercial air-conditioning compressors and heat pumps.

GULF BREEZE Thanks to a $50,000 award from Innovation Coast, a startup manufacturer of eating utensils and bowls for infants and toddlers is expanding its headquarters. Num Num founders Jessica and Doug Gonterman are moving operations out of their home to downtown Pensacola. Launched in 2013, the firm’s clients include Nordstrom and Buy Buy Baby. Innovation Coast is a Pensacola-based nonprofit entity that promotes and supports entrepreneurship.

MARIANNA Catalyst Fabric Solutions, a manufacturer of bed furnishings, towels, decorative pillows and other home décor items, has begun production in a 270,000-sq.-ft. building in Marianna Industrial Park and is creating 100-150 jobs.

Key Players

Armstrong World Industries | Pensacola
Danfoss Turbocor | Tallahassee
Hitachi Cable America Florida plant | Pensacola
Jupiter Composites | Pensacola

Fabbro Marine Group, maker of Cape Horn offshore boats, has expanded its 78,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility at Santa Rosa Industrial Park East in Milton. Fabbro is the first company to build on one of Gulf Power’s Florida First Sites. Florida First Sites are certified, project-ready industrial sites for which due diligence has been completed to minimize risk and accelerate speed to market.

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