Grand Strand Health breaks ground on ER
By Julie Kopnicky|
On Wednesday, Feb. 24, Grand Strand Health announced a new ER coming to the North Strand area. The facility will be named North Strand ER and be a full-service emergency room. The groundbreaking has begun on the facility at 806 Hwy. 17 S. in North Myrtle Beach. The 10-bed, 10,820 square foot facility will be licensed by the State of South Carolina as an ER and gives North Myrtle Beach residents and visitors a place to be seen and treated 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
The new North Strand ER will be staffed by a team of board-certified emergency physicians, as well as specially-trained nurses and staff. “Expanding our services to the North Strand area helps us provide emergency care in a more convenient location for these residents,” states Mark Sims, CEO of Grand Strand Health. “We currently see more than 4,700 patients from the North Strand area and look forward to caring for them closer to home.”
This project will employ an additional 39 staff members to the Grand Strand Health system. The total cost of this project is $7,685,000.
Grand Strand Health is a multi-facility health system located on the coast of the Grand Strand community. Grand Strand Health is comprised of one 301-bed acute care hospital, Grand Strand Medical Center and South Strand Medical Center, which provides 24/7 emergency services and outpatient medical services. Affiliated with Grand Strand are a number of physician practices that provide heart and vascular care, spine and neuro care, surgical care and primary and senior care. These quality-focused services work together to provide excellence in medical care to residents in our communities.