August 25, 2016
Summerville, SC - Summerville Medical Center will break ground this winter on expansions and renovations that will invest more than $53 million into the hospital by early 2019.
Located in Summerville, the hospital is at the center of Charleston's growth zone that is seeing rapid expansion with families and businesses moving in. The expansion is designed to improve access to the highest quality of women's care for this expanding corridor of the community.
"We are proud to serve the families of Summerville, Berkeley & Dorchester counties and this planned expansion is in direct response to the growth of the community and the feedback of those we are honored to serve," said CEO Lisa Valentine.
The expansion will focus on access to services for women and children and will include:
- Construction and renovation of nearly 50,000 square feet of space that will include
- The addition of 30 beds
- Expansion of our Women's Pavilion with the addition of labor and delivery rooms, a C-section procedure room, newborn nursery rooms, and Level II Nursery rooms
- Advanced monitoring and imaging equipment to support an intensive care step-down unit
With the completion of this expansion, the health system will consolidate labor and delivery services from Trident Medical Center to Summerville Medical Center. "This consolidation of care will provide a new, beautiful space for our delivering families and their physicians. We will maintain the breadth of our service offering and grow to respond to the needs of our community and the desires of our mothers," said Valentine.
Summerville and Trident Medical Centers deliver nearly 3,000 babies a year and the hospitals continue to enhance and expand services, including the recent addition of high-risk pregnancy services.
"Consolidating these services to one campus creates the opportunity to showcase the expertise of two teams in one location in a brand new, state-of-the-art facility," said Dr. Beth Cook, OB/GYN and Chief Medical Officer of Summerville Medical Center. "We want to create an optimal birthing experience for women and are excited to have this opportunity to remain the number one choice for mothers in the Lowcountry."