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Within the next 120 days, the Department of Health and Environmental Control will decided wether or not the Summerville Medical Center may go forth with a $26 million facility expansion.
If approved, the construction project will add 30 medical/surgical beds to the 94-bed facility, convert 18 semi-private rooms to private rooms and expand labor and delivery rooms. Construction will take approximately 36 months to complete. It is estimated this expansion will create 50 jobs within the facility and 250 construction jobs.
Plans include a three-story patient tower that will be connected to the existing hospital on each level. Mindful consideration is being used in the design and planning in order to prevent disruption to patients who are hospitalized during construction. “We are excited to meet the growing health care needs of Dorchester County.
The project will lay the foundation for future development of services as the community continues to grow,” said Lou Caputo, Summerville Medical Center CEO.