Expanding breast imaging and breast health services for growing Lowcountry Community

Charleston, SC – Summerville Medical Center has broken ground on the Summerville Breast Center, a $1 million construction renovation project designed to provide fully comprehensive breast imaging and breast health for women across the Lowcountry. The Summerville Breast Center is scheduled to be completed in summer 2021.

Currently the hospital provides mammogram screenings. Mammography services will move to the new breast center as part of the expanded breast health program opening this summer.

“By providing women across the Lowcountry with a breast center like this one, we are listening to what the women in our community want and need – compassion, understanding and outstanding care,” said breast surgeon Dr. Autumn Shobe. “It is truly inspirational every day to support women and their breast health over the course of their lifetime.”

The Summerville Breast Center is conveniently located right across from Summerville Medical Center at 77 Springview Lane. It is the latest in more than $150 million being invested by Summerville Medical Center into growing the hospital’s main campus, clinical programs, and additional locations around the Lowcountry.  In recent years the hospital has significantly expanded care for women and children including a $53 million women’s & children’s tower. The hospital has also launched programs in urogynecology, maternal fetal medicine, genetic counseling, and others to improve the health of women in the Lowcountry. 

The Summerville Breast Center will feature:

  • A boutique-style comprehensive breast health center that will provide women with an intimate and welcoming experience
  • Full breast imaging services including screening and diagnostic mammography, bone density testing and more with state-of-the-art 3D mammography equipment
  • Board-certified, fellowship-trained breast surgeon Dr. Autumn Shobe
  • Greater access to minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical procedures
  • Easy access to parking
  • 4,800 square feet of patient care space

“We are excited to launch this project to improve access to breast health services for our growing community,” said Theresa Kloewer, MSN, RN, CENP, and Chief Nursing Officer at Summerville Medical Center. “In addition to high quality, comprehensive care, we are honored to provide women with an intimate, boutique environment where they will feel welcomed and cared for.”

The Summerville Breast Center is the third breast center for Trident Health, joining Trident Breast Center located at Trident Medical Center and Moncks Corner Breast Center located at Moncks Corner Medical Center. Trident Health performed more than 24,000 screening and diagnostic mammograms in 2020.