As you probably know, there is much building and improving going on in Summerville, SC. There’s really no escaping it. Summerville has grown by leaps and bounds very quickly, and the town has had to expand quite a bit to accommodate this growth. Enter MeadWestvaco's 4,500-acre Nexton development, which we’ve reported on in previous blog entries. In addition to new housing, a new elementary school, shops, restaurants, and parks, a brand new, innovative medical campus is being developed by Palmetto Primary Care Physicians and MWV.
The 50-acre medical campus located in the Nexton community is expected to mimic the design of a Mayo Clinic, says Jeff Lehrich, former CEO of Palmetto Primary Care Physicians. “When I started looking at things, I realized how fragmented and disjointed the health care was here,” said Lehrich.
Here’s what to expect from the Palmetto Health & Wellness campus:
Medical office tower
12-story clinical and administrative office tower with space for medical retail
Hotel with medical amenities for patients and their families
Around 200 assisted-living units and an independent-living facility
Ambulatory surgery center
Clinical decision unit
Skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and memory care center
24-hour urgent care and emergency department center
Centers for health and wellness, cancer, and hospice
“[Expect] concierge-level service service with common registration of the patients and open waiting areas with a cafe, wireless Internet and music,” said Lehrich. “It’s going to be a very welcoming and healing environment.”
The campus is projected to be completed by the end of 2015.
*source: NewsMakers 2014 edition of the Charleston Regional Business Journal