Medical Office Building To Be Located in Goose Creek at Hwy 17 and 176
Charleston, SC, September 19, 2007 – Roper St. Francis Healthcare (RSFH) officials today announced plans for a new medical facility to be located at Carnes Crossroads at the intersection of Highway 17A and 176 in Berkeley County. RSFH has signed an agreement to purchase 66 acres of land from The Daniel Island Company. Once the purchase is finalized in October, hospital officials say they will begin immediate development of six acres for a medical office building, which will house primary care and specialty physicians as well as diagnostic services including laboratory and imaging. The medical facility will be part of the commercial corridor being developed by The Daniel Island Company as part of its new 2,300-acre mixed-use planned community, Carnes.
“Goose Creek and the surrounding areas are seeing tremendous growth, and we are excited about bringing healthcare services to people living and working in these communities,” says David L. Dunlap, President and CEO of Roper St. Francis Healthcare.
Hospital officials expect construction to get under way in by fall 2008 with the facility projected to open one year later. RSFH officials say that they look forward to the opportunity to grow with the community in the future, and that the remaining 60 acres will be set aside for this purpose.
“This major land purchase signifies our commitment to providing health care services now and for years to come,” said Doug Bowling, Vice President for System Development at RSFH, who adds that the community residents and their healthcare needs will be the driving force in making future plans for the site.
A former timber tract with four miles of prime commercial frontage, the Carnes Crossroads property is being developed by The Daniel Island Company as a significant commercial and residential center for Goose Creek and Berkeley County. The master plan for development of the property will incorporate many of the same details and amenities found on Daniel Island and will appeal to both a local and national market. With the development of Daniel Island, the Daniel Island Company has established a national reputation for successfully executing mixed-use development at the highest level and creating value by the synergistic relationship between different uses.
“We’re excited to welcome Roper St. Francis to Carnes Crossroads,” said Matt Sloan, President of The Daniel Island Company. “Our plans call for a diverse range of services, retail businesses, restaurants and conveniences in this area to serve residents in this and surrounding communities. To have this significant healthcare presence early on provides a wonderful foundation as we continue our plans for commercial and residential development.”
The Roper St. Francis Healthcare Mission:
Healing All People with Compassion, Faith and Excellence.
Roper St. Francis Healthcare is the South Carolina Lowcountry’s only private, not-for-profit hospital and health care system. The 597-bed system is comprised of more than 20 facilities/services in four counties. Member hospitals include Roper Hospital, Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital and Roper St. Francis Rehabilitation Hospital as well as freestanding centers for 24-hour emergency care, diagnostic services, including laboratory and imaging, and outpatient surgery. With more than 3,800 employees, Roper St. Francis Healthcare is Charleston’s largest nongovernmental, private employer. Its medical staff includes more than 700 physicians representing every medical specialty. Ranked among the Top 100 Integrated Health Networks in the nation, Roper St. Francis Healthcare recently earned 68 National Awards recognizing high levels of patient, physician and employee satisfaction. In 2007, Roper St. Francis was named among the nation’s Top 25 Most-Connected health care facilities. In 2006, the organization contributed more than 31,480 hours of staff time and $38.7 million to benefit the community.