Summerville, SC  – Summerville Medical Center is honored to announce a $66.8 million 56-bed inpatient project designed to meet the needs of the growing Lowcountry community. This project marks a significant milestone for the hospital, which has invested over $200 million in the past decade to expand their facility, services, and team so that families can receive excellent care close to home. Once completed, the inpatient project will increase Summerville Medical Center’s licensed bed count by 40 percent to 174 licensed beds.

“This year we are proudly celebrating our 30th anniversary serving families in Summerville and the Tri-County area,” commented Jeff Taylor, chief executive officer at Summerville Medical Center. “Summerville Medical Center is situated in one of the fastest growing areas in Charleston, and as we work to meet the health needs of our community, it is vital that we add capacity and clinical programs. We are committed to providing the highest quality and most comprehensive care in the heart of Dorchester County for all those who need us, for many years to come.”

“In the past three years, the need for healthcare services has grown tremendously as our community has grown," commented Maury Baker, chief operating officer at Summerville Medical Center. "We are excited to offer our patients private, state-of-the art rooms to complement our exceptional medical staff and care team. The additional capacity will allows us to grow our existing programs and add new services."

Project Details:

  • 30 Medical/Surgical private beds in the existing 3rd floor shell space
  • 14 Intensive Care Unit beds on the new 4th floor
  • 12 Progressive Care Unit private beds on the new 4th floor
  • 5th floor shell for future expansion
  • 64,000 square feet of new space
  • Increases Summerville Medical Center’s licensed bed count to 174 beds
  • Construction will mobilize in August 2023 with an estimated completion in spring 2025

“This investment is a testament to the impact that every single member of our team has on our community,” added Theresa Kloewer, chief nursing officer at Summerville Medical Center. “Each day they provide the highest level of care and compassion for every person who walks through our doors. I am proud of the care they have provided over the past 30 years and will continue to provide in the future.”