Emergency care is one step closer to residents of Johns, Kiawah and Seabrook islands.
Kiawah Partners has donated six acres of land to Medical University Hospital Authority to build a free-standing emergency department and medical office on the land, which is valued at $4.85 million.
The 22,740-square-foot facility will be located at 1884 Seabrook Island Road, near Bohicket Marina, and will offer primary and specialty care.
“After seven years of working side by side with MUSC to bring this important project to fruition, we could not be prouder to donate the six acres of land needed for the development and to continue our partnership with the MUSC team,” said Chris Randolph of Kiawah Partners. “This new facility will bring vitally important world-class medical care to Kiawah, Seabrook and the Sea Islands residents, which will only add to the exceptional experience that comes with living here.”
Construction of the facility is expected to begin in early 2022 and finish by fall 2023.
The emergency department, designed by McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, will include four exam rooms, two trauma rooms, imaging and lab services, as well as a rooftop helicopter pad. MPS is also one of two architectural firms working on designs for a new MUSC Health hospital in rural Williamsburg County.
In addition to the emergency services, a telemedicine network will connect the entire facility to MUSC Health providers in downtown Charleston should further care or consultations be needed.
“People living in this area have to travel 30 or 45 minutes to reach the nearest hospital, sometimes more depending on traffic. That’s a big problem for someone having a stroke or cardiac event,” said Patrick J. Cawley, M.D., MUSC Health CEO and vice president for Health Affairs, University. “This new facility brings that care directly into the community. We’re extremely grateful to Kiawah Partners for helping to make that possible.”