Work Begins On Roper St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center
June 27, 2017 | Around Town
Berkeley County will soon have its first full-service hospital, and it’s about to take shape right here at Carnes Crossroads. Leaders from Roper St. Francis marked the beginning of construction of the regional healthcare system’s new hospital and medical campus at a groundbreaking ceremony on June 22. The hospital is an important component of our master planned community, offering residents from Carnes Crossroads and across the region convenient and comprehensive medical services right in their backyard.
“Convenient access to quality healthcare is something every thoughtfully planned community needs, and we are proud that Carnes Crossroads will be a center for medical services for Summerville, Goose Creek and Berkeley County,” says Matt Sloan, President of the Daniel Island Company, the master developer for Carnes Crossroads.
Roper’s 90-acre campus is bordered by North Main Street and Hwy. 176 in the heart of our community. The 50-bed hospital will include an emergency department, maternity and surgical services, radiology and imaging services and more. The campus will also include an adjacent medical office building, and there is space for additional facilities to be added as the needs of the greater community evolve. It’s all part of the Roper St. Francis healthcare system, Charleston’s only private, not-for-profit hospital system.
Berkeley Hospital is scheduled to open in 2019, with the medical office building opening a year earlier, in summer of 2018. This is wonderful news for our community! With essential services like a school, church, medical services – and soon, a hospital – Carnes Crossroads has a strong foundation for becoming a convenient new center in Berkeley County where people can work, live, learn and play.