November 02, 2021
Orange Park Medical Center has been recognized as the 2021 Business Excellence of the Year by the Clay County Chamber of Commerce. The award was given to an organization that has made a positive impact on our community and strives to improve the future of Clay County.
The award was presented in front of area business leaders, elected officials, and other chamber members at Clay County Chamber’s Annual Gala Event. On behalf of the Orange Park Medical Center staff and providers, the award was received by Dr. Deevid Miller and Orange Park Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer Lisa Valentine.
“It was an honor as a physician practicing in this community for 35 years, a board member, and a long-time resident of Clay County, to see the Orange Park Medical Center team recognized for their incredible work,” said Dr. Deevid Miller, Anesthesiologist, Anesthesiology Medical Director and Board of Trustees Chairman at Orange Park Medical Center. “It has been remarkable to watch our team adapt and continue to show compassion and provide excellent care during such a challenging time over the past year and a half.”
Nominees for the Business Excellence of the Year award were required to meet specific criteria put forth by the Clay County Chamber of Commerce. The criteria included being an active chamber member, in operation for at least two years, a contributor to the economic growth and stability of Clay County, an organization demonstrating outstanding achievements that showcase a passion for excellence, and a provider of a critical service.
“We have the best of the best at Orange Park Medical Center. I am incredibly proud and humbled to have been a part of this special moment,” said Dr. Miller.
During the event, the chamber also honored businesses in the categories of Small Business of the Year and Community Service Award. Challenge Enterprises was recognized as runner-up for the Business Excellence of the Year.
Earlier this year, Orange Park Medical Center added 48 private patient rooms as part of a $126 million expansion. Over the summer, the hospital announced an additional $34 million multi-phase expansion including the construction of two new inpatient units that will add 48 private patient rooms. In addition, the project will include the building of a new state-of-the-art 20-bed intensive care unit (ICU) adding to its existing 28 ICU beds. Once completed, the hospital will have 408 total beds, making it the 5th largest hospital in the greater Jacksonville area.
Also awarded at the ceremony was Orange Park Medical Center Board Member David King. King received the Louis L. Huntley Pacesetter Award. A recognition given in memory of Louis L. Huntley who passed away in 2006 and is awarded to an individual that exudes all the traits that are symbolic and reflective of a true visionary. The award is presented to leaders across professional sectors and recognizes leaders shaped by the terrain of their life and the strength of the foundation they set.