SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) — The Summerville Medical Center is launching a $53 million expansion. The new center will break ground this winter, and is expected to be completed by early 2019, according to project organizers.
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, featuring an addition 30 beds, labor and delivery rooms, a C-section procedure room, and nursery rooms.
With the completion of this expansion, the health system will consolidate labor and delivery services from Trident Medical Center to Summerville Medical Center. 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.”
Plans for the $53 million expansion will publicly be announced Thursday morning.