The Summerville Breast Center opened June 21 as a further expansion of the community services offered by Summerville Medical Center in its 27-year history.
The center is located at 77 Springview Lane, across from Summerville Medical Center — a part of the Trident Health system. The building’s $1 million renovation created more than 60 jobs, including 50 construction roles, and new clinic positions, the medical center said in a news release.
“By creating a breast center like this one, we are listening to what Lowcountry women want and need — compassion, understanding and outstanding care in an intimate, boutique environment,” Summerville Medical Center CEO Jeff Taylor said in a statement.
The Breast Center moves mammography services from the hospital to the new facility, where women of all ages can receive comprehensive breast health and mammography services.
In addition to the Breast Center, Summerville Medical Center has opened a new unit for women and children, consolidated all obstetrician care for Trident Health within one facility and welcomed board-certified physicians who specialize in women’s care.
One new hire in particular is Dr. Autumn Shobe, the only female fellowship-trained breast surgeon in the Lowcountry.
Other services provided at the Summerville Breast Center include:
- Full breast imaging services including screening and diagnostic mammography, bone density testing and more with 3D mammography equipment.
- Greater access to minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical procedures.
- 4,800 square feet of patient care space
Theresa Kloewer, MSN, RN, CENP, and chief nursing officer at Summerville Medical Center, said the center is a major milestone for Summerville Medical Center and the women in the community.
“For almost 30 years we have had the privilege of supporting women in key moments throughout her life. The Summerville Breast Center improves the access women have to breast health services and provides those services in a welcoming environment that will put women at ease.”