Trident Health System September 24, 2019

Summerville, SC - Trident Health will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a new free-standing emergency room (FSER) on Thursday, September 26 at 10 a.m. at 1624 N. Main Street, Summerville SC 29846. The $10.4 million, 12-bed, 10,800 square foot facility will be located near the entrance to Nexton. Trident Health includes two acute care hospitals - Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center - and two FSERs - Moncks Corner Medical Center and Centre Pointe Emergency - and two urgent care centers - CareNow Urgent Care N. Charleston and CareNow Urgent Care Goose Creek.

Trident Health President and Chief Executive Officer Todd Gallati said, "The location of the our new free-standing emergency room means families in the growing communities of Nexton, Carnes Crossroads, Cane Bay and others will have quick access to a medical team experienced in caring for patients with life-threatening conditions such as heart attack and stroke to abdominal pain and sprained ankles."

Trident Health's new Summerville free-standing ER is scheduled to open Summer 2020. It will be open 24-hours a day. In addition to emergency medicine services it will also offer a full lab, radiology, and telemedicine services for stroke and behavioral health.

Summerville Medical Center Director for Emergency Services, Christopher Corbit, MD said, "When people experience a medical emergency, they want care that is accessible and provided by experienced physicians. The physicians who will provide care at our new FSER in Summerville will all be board-certified in emergency medicine and all of our nurses will be experienced in emergency care." Dr. Corbit is the Medical Director for Summerville Medical Center's Emergency Department and the new Summerville free-standing ER.

In 2018 more than 176,000 patients received emergency care at a Trident Health ER. Last year more emergency care was provided at a Trident Health ER and more pediatric emergency care was provided at Summerville Medical Center than at any other healthcare provider in the Lowcountry.

"The experience with our physicians, nurses and other clinicians is just one of the reasons Lowcountry families choose Trident Health for their emergency care," stated Trident Medical Center's Medical Director for Emergency Services, Scott Hayes, MD. In his role as Medical Director, Dr. Hayes oversees emergency care at Trident Medical Center, Moncks Corner Medical Center, and Centre Point Emergency.

"We are thrilled to expand our emergency care to meet the needs of our growing community," commented Nichole Nichols, Summerville Medical Center's Director of Emergency Services. "We are dedicated to ensuring that our families in Berkeley County receive the highest quality of care they need to recover and return to their daily life."