On Friday, March 8, 2019, the landscape of children’s healthcare in South Carolina’s Lowcountry was transformed with the opening of a new 100,000-square-foot ambulatory care facility in North Charleston. The vision for this facility is to offer families convenient and personalized access to quality healthcare for their children, without the obstacles of distance, traffic, and parking that often accompany urban healthcare facilities.
The new facility provides space for a number of pediatric services, including pediatric surgery capability; exam rooms for pediatric specialists; imaging services such as MRIs, CT scans, and ultrasounds; pediatric heart services; medication infusion services; an after-hours clinic; a pharmacy; a lab; and child life services. Families will also have the ability to register at home with touch screen check-in upon arrival.
The building was named in honor of North Charleston’s Mayor, Keith Summey. “If you’ve ever been a parent and your child gets sick, it’s the most helpless feeling in the world,” Summey said. “This is a place for quick service to all of our children where parents can bring them so they can get the comfort I feel every time I’ve taken my children to the Medical University of South Carolina.”
MUSC Children’s Health Chief Medical Officer Mark Scheurer said the Summey Medical Pavilion will forever change comprehensive pediatric care in the Lowcountry. “Children are not mini-adults and they deserve a child-focused, convenient and specialized facility to handle any need, regardless of size or scope.”
“It has been a tremendous privilege for BE&K Building Group and our project team to partner with MUSC toward the culmination of this vision for children’s healthcare in North Charleston,” said BE&K Building Group Executive Vice President Mike Baumbach. “This is additionally satisfying to BE&K, considering our history and strong presence in the state of South Carolina, as this new facility will ensure today’s latest technology and most modern healthcare services are available to the children of this region.”
The remainder of the month of March will be dedicated to employee move-in and set-up in preparation for the facility’s first patient on April 1, 2019.