July 18, 2022
Summerville, SC – Recently the Summerville Medical Center celebrated the one year anniversary of opening the Summerville Breast Center to provide comprehensive breast health and mammography for women across Dorchester and Berkeley Counties.
In the past year, the Summerville Breast Center team has cared for 8,400 women, performing over 9,000 mammograms, 700 breast ultrasounds and 1350 bone density studies. Across Trident Health’s three facilities - Trident Breast Center, Summerville Breast Center and Moncks Corner Medical Center - the team performed more than 27,000 mammograms in 2021.
On Thursday, June 24th Summerville Breast Center’s scheduled patients celebrated the milestone with a special mocktail and macaroon bar served by the radiology leadership team.
“This marks a major milestone for the Summerville Breast Center and the care we provide women in our communities,” said Greg Williams, Director of Imaging and Special Testing. “For almost 30 years we have had the privilege of supporting women in key moments throughout her life. The Summerville Breast Center improves the access women have to breast health services and provides those services in a welcoming environment that will put women at ease.”
The Summerville Breast Center is conveniently located across from Summerville Medical Center at 77 Springview Lane. From the initial mammogram and breast cancer diagnosis through her breast cancer journey, a woman will receive all the care she needs in one location at the Summerville Breast Center. The facility was designed with women in mind and offers an intimate, boutique atmosphere with special robes, aromatherapy, private parking and other amenities that pamper women.
The Summerville Breast Center features:
- Full breast imaging services including screening and diagnostic mammography, bone density testing, breast biopsies, and breast ultrasounds
- State-of-the-art 3D mammography equipment that detects smaller cancers and masses much earlier than 2D mammography
- Clinic space for breast surgeon
- Greater access to minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical procedures
- Easy access to parking
Summerville Medical Center is a 124-bed, acute-care hospital serving families in Dorchester County, Berkeley County and surrounding communities for almost 30 years. The hospital has a 24-hour emergency room, including a dedicated ER for children, and a wide range of surgical services and comprehensive medical services. Summerville Medical Center is recognized for its emergency, women’s and children’s, cardiac, imaging, orthopedic and stroke services. Surgical services include gynecological, orthopedic, spine, reflux, breast, robotic and weight loss surgeries. Summerville Medical Center is part of Trident Health, which has earned recognition as a leader in the delivery of healthcare in the Lowcountry.
For almost 50 years staff and physicians at Trident Health have provided acute healthcare services to families in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Services are provided through its two hospitals, Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center; three freestanding emergency departments, Brighton Park Emergency, Moncks Corner Medical Center, and Centre Pointe Emergency; and two urgent care centers, CareNow Urgent Care Goose Creek and CareNow Urgent Care North Charleston. Both hospitals have received top ranking as Joint Commission Top Hospitals for Quality Performance and are Joint Commission Certified for Advanced Heart Failure and Advanced Primary Stroke Centers. Trident Health is one of the South Carolina Lowcountry’s largest employers with more than 2,800 employees and has a medical staff of nearly 600 physicians. In 2021 it provided $50.6 million in uncompensated care and paid $41.8 million in local, state and federal taxes. To learn more about how Trident Health is growing to meet the needs of our growing region and how to join our team go to www.tridenthealthsystem.com.