Tidelands Health plans new medical park in Carolina Forest
Tidelands Health is developing plans for a state-of-the-art medical park in fast-growing Carolina Forest to better meet the health care needs of Horry County residents.
The planned 34,000-square-foot facility, to be located at the corner of Carolina Forest Boulevard and Revolutionary War Way, will be home to physician offices and outpatient services. Health system officials are working through the planning process now.
“As our region’s largest health care provider and MUSC Health affiliate, Tidelands Health is committed to growing with our community,” said Bruce Bailey, president and CEO. “We understand high-quality, conveniently located health care services are integral to quality of life, and we continue to reinvest in our region in alignment with our core purpose: Better health begins here.”
In recent years, numerous Tidelands Health facilities have been developed to serve the rapidly growing region. Tidelands Health Medical Park at The Market Common, which opened in 2019, is home to physician offices, laboratory, rehabilitation and imaging services and a newly completed ambulatory surgery center, while Tidelands Health Medical Park at Holmestown Road offers family medicine, pediatrics and women’s health services.
Tidelands Health Rehabilitation Hospital at Little River, an affiliate of Encompass Health, opened in 2019 to bring inpatient rehabilitation services to the northern portion of the county. And the health system has reinvested millions of dollars to expand both Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital and Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital, as well as its network of physician practices across the region.
Tidelands Health is now in the process of seeking state approval to construct Tidelands Health Carolina Bays Hospital, a 36-bed acute-care hospital planned at the interchange of Highways 31 and 707 in south Horry County.
“The need for high-quality health care close to home has never been more apparent than during the past year as we’ve all battled a worldwide pandemic,” Bailey said. “For more than 70 years, Tidelands Health has been our region’s trusted health care partner, and we remain steadfast in our mission to help people live better lives through better health.”