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Exceptional Health Care for Our Growing Community

A new hospital for south Horry County

Convenient, accessible health care is important for everyone. That’s why Tidelands Health is planning to expand our already strong presence in Horry County with the construction of Tidelands Health Carolina Bays Hospital at the interchange of Highways 31 and 707 in south Horry County.

More than 100,000 people have moved to the Myrtle Beach area in the past eight years, and another 275,000 people are projected to move to Horry County by 2040. Tidelands Health, as our region’s largest health care provider and MUSC Health affiliate, is committed to growing with our community -- providing access to high-quality, compassionate health care just as we’ve done for more than 70 years.

The construction of Tidelands Health Carolina Bays Hospital has received state approval, and we are excited to move forward with the development process pending any legal appeals. The new hospital will include 36 medical-surgical beds, an emergency department, four operating suites, diagnostic imaging, laboratory services and more.

A Hospital Within a Hospital

We are also seeking state approval to construct Tidelands Health Extended Care Hospital, a long-term acute care hospital to be located within Tidelands Health Carolina Bays Hospital. The planned “hospital within a hospital,” will feature 24 beds and will provide care to patients with advanced medical needs who require extended hospital stays to support their recovery following serious injury or illness.

At present, there are no long-term acute care hospital beds in Horry or Georgetown counties, with the nearest long-term acute care hospital more than an hour away.

The proposed long-term care hospital will offer extended respiratory therapy, treatment for complications from diabetes, complex wound therapy and more. Its planned location within Tidelands Health Carolina Bays Hospital will provide patients seamless access to emergency care and other essential services.

All across the region, we’re proud to help people live better lives through better health. It’s our mission.