Trident Medical Center is about to build Johns Island’s first full-scale hospital. Located between Maybank Highway and Cane Slash Road, the 50-bed facility is projected to cost in excess of $277 million.
“We are excited to continue making medical care more accessible to residents in our historically underserved communities,” said Trident Health President and CEO Christina Oh in a press release. “Currently on Johns Island and neighboring communities, it can take residents 30 to 45 minutes to drive to their nearest hospital, and often longer in heavy traffic and inclement weather. Our goal is to increase access to timely, high quality and affordable health care services.”
The new facility will specifically include:
- 50 beds with space to expand to 150 beds
- 40 Medical/Surgical/Stepdown beds
- 10 ICU beds
- 20 ER rooms
- 4 Operating rooms
- 2 Endoscopy suites
- 1 Cath lab
- 2 CT scanners, 1 MRI, 2 Diagnostic Radiology Suites, 1 Fluoroscopy rooms
- 3rdFloor future space for Labor and Delivery Unit and Nursery
Within its first three years, the facility is projected to create almost 300 jobs, contribute $10M in community-supporting non-income taxes, and pay $70M in salaries and benefits.
The hospital will have various state-of-the-art facilities and is committed to preserving the region’s natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. This initiative complements Trident Health’s ongoing $140M investments in its existing centers.