Living at Seabrook or Kiawah is wonderful and we have almost everything we need for our community, but one of the few things we don’t have is emergency medical care. The good news is that this will soon be addressed. Dr. Thomas Crawford, PHD., System Chief Operating Officer for MUSC Health, recently spoke to Kiawah – Seabrook Exchange Club members and he laid out plans and answered questions about the upcoming construction of the MUSC Medical Pavilion. With the nearest emergency room 25 miles away from the islands, emergency medical care is an urgent need for our community. The medical pavilion will include 24/7 emergency care with two trauma rooms and a helipad. In addition, a helicopter can get a patient to the downtown hospital in ten minutes.
With the facility in place, the long drives for routine medical care that we currently endure could be a thing of the past. In addition to a trauma center, the facility will also provide both primary care and VIP medicine, state-of-the-art imaging and other technologies, select specialty care and physical therapy. The facility will also incorporate telemedicine facilities to connect with MUSC’s other specialties if needed. Construction is scheduled to begin this year with the facility completed by year-end 2023.
The Sea Islands Medical Pavilion addresses an urgent need for our community and it will also make the drive to the doctor for routine medical care a matter of minutes instead of hours. It will be a welcome addition to our community.
More information on the facility click here.
-Submitted by Thad Peterson
(Image credit: Kiawah – Seabrook Exchange Club)