Charleston, SC — Trident Health is pleased to announce the consolidation of the health system's obstetric and neonatal services at Summerville Medical Center on July 9, 2019. Combining highly qualified clinicians and board-certified physicians, a comprehensive range of services for women and children, and facility resources onto one campus signals a landmark moment for the health system in caring for Lowcountry women and children. In 2018, Trident Health delivered almost 2,800 babies.

We are honored that Trident Medical Center has had the privilege of caring for our community for 45 years, and will continue that care alongside the entire Trident Health women's and neonatal services team at Summerville Medical Center. Trident Medical Center will end obstetric and neonatal services on Monday, July 8. A support team of physicians and clinicians will be in place at Trident Medical Center for laboring moms who arrive at the facility for emergency care.

Summerville Medical Center recently completed a $53 million expansion in advance of the consolidation that provides patients with the highest quality care and the comforts of home. The new women's and neonatal unit features a two story tower with 30 private postpartum rooms, 12 labor and delivery rooms, a 16-bed Level II neonatal ICU, Emergency Department OB suite, C-section suite, and more than $10 million in state-of-the-art technology.

"This is a significant milestone for Trident Health and for our Lowcountry families," said Dr. Beth Cook, Chief Medical Officer for Summerville Medical Center and local OB/GYN. "We are honored to expand the excellent care we can provide our moms and babies."

"We are experiencing significant growth in the Lowcountry," commented Lisa Valentine, Chief Executive Officer at Summerville Medical Center. "As a result, Summerville Medical Center is growing our facility, our services and our team so that moms and babies can receive excellent care in their own community. We are honored to have the most experienced providers of maternity and newborn care here at Summerville Medical Center."