When your child or loved one is ill or injured, you want to get them help fast. But not just any care – you want the best care. That’s why Trident and Summerville Medical Centers were created – to deliver the highest quality care in a comfortable, safe environment close to home. Over the past four decades, they have achieved just that.
Today, Trident and Summerville Medical Centers are the Lowcountry’s hospitals of choice. More families choose these facilities than any other in the Charleston metro region.
Care where you need it
Based in the heart of the fastest growing Charleston suburbs, Trident and Summerville Medical Centers are serving the rapidly growing northwest communities of Dorchester, Berkeley and Charleston counties. As the community has grown, these hospitals have grown and advanced with it.
“As the incoming chairman for the Charleston Regional Development Authority, I see the great success our community has had attracting new businesses to the region,” said Trident Health CEO Todd Gallati. “With that success, comes growth that impacts the entire community. But Trident and Summerville will ensure that the future healthcare demands will be met and our families well cared for.”
In 2014, the team opened Centre Pointe Emergency, a free-standing ER adjacent to the Tanger Outlets and the North Charleston Coliseum. “We know this area of our community has been underserved since the closing of Roper North in 2001,” Mr. Gallati said. “So we filled that gap and this year, we will serve more than 16,000 patients at Centre Pointe.”
At Trident Medical Center, the team has recruited specially-trained trauma surgeons to provide care for those most critically injured at their greatest time of need. The hospital also continues to expand care for those struggling with mental health issues, including opening a 17-bed inpatient unit in 2015 and a new outpatient program earlier this year.
Summerville Medical Center has built an advanced pediatric program. Over the past three years, the Summerville team has invested more than $20 million to ensure that our families are well cared for. This included creating a dedicated Pediatric ER, inpatient Pediatric Unit and a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for the most critically ill children. Parents find a warm, family-centered environment with specialists who’ve dedicated their lives to the care of kids and equipment that is sized specifically for them.
“As a parent, I know the worry you feel when your child is ill or injured,” said Summerville Medical Center CEO Lisa Valentine. “That’s why we’ve recruited physicians, nurses and staff with specialized pediatric training who are all about kids. Their training and their focus is designed to calm parents and patients alike.” When those parents need care, they seek out Summerville Medical Center for its high-touch, high-end services, including advanced robotics, innovative treatments for reflux and a weight-loss surgery program that is ranked among the best in the country for patient satisfaction.
For more information, visit TridentHealthSystem.com .