Summerville Medical Center Expands Pediatric Program with Orthopedic Services

Welcomes Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Ron Lewis, MD

Summerville, SC (June 26, 2019) – Summerville Medical Center is ensuring that Lowcountry families have easy access to the best care for their children. The hospital is pleased to add orthopedic services to their growing pediatric program and welcomes pediatric orthopedic surgeon Ron Lewis, MD.

Pediatric orthopedic surgeon Ron Lewis, MD

Summerville Medical Center’s comprehensive pediatric program includes a dedicated pediatric ER that is open 24/7, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and pediatric specialty care including pediatric surgery, pediatric ear, nose and throat, pediatric GI, and now pediatric orthopedic services. The program was designed to meet the needs of our rapidly growing community and is based on recommendations by the hospital’s Community Advisory Board, community pediatric physicians, patients and hospital staff.

This month, Summerville Medical Center welcomes Dr. Ron Lewis. He is board-certified and fellowship-trained in pediatric orthopedics with more than twenty years of experience. Dr. Lewis received his medical degree from the State University of New York School of Medicine and his undergraduate degree from Yale University. He completed his fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

“I am very excited to welcome Dr. Lewis to our pediatric program and to grow the services we can provide our community,” said Karrie Powell, Summerville Medical Center’s Chief Nursing Officer. “Dr. Lewis brings a commitment and a vision for providing extraordinary care for children.”

Dr. Lewis treats a wide range of orthopedic conditions for children from newborn up to 17 years old. He specializes in acute injuries and fractures, sports medicine, hip dysplasia, clubfoot, scoliosis, back pain and other spinal disorders, hip and feet conditions, walking abnormalities and leg length differences, neuromuscular conditions including cerebral palsy, and more.

“I look forward to joining Summerville Medical Center’s exceptional pediatric program and ensuring our community has access to the orthopedic care they need,” commented Dr. Lewis. “I’m dedicated to creating a child-friendly environment that makes kids and their parents feel at ease throughout their entire experience.”

On July 9, 2019, Trident Health will consolidate Trident and Summerville Medical Centers’ obstetric and neonatal services at Summerville Medical Center. Combining highly qualified clinicians and board-certified physicians, a comprehensive range of services for women and children, and facility resources onto one campus signals a landmark moment for the health system in caring for Lowcountry women and children. Summerville Medical Center recently completed a $53 million expansion in advance of the consolidation that provides patients with the highest quality care and the comforts of home.

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Summerville Medical Center is a 124-bed, acute-care hospital with a 24-hour emergency room, a dedicated ER for children, and comprehensive medical services. The facility enjoys an enviable reputation for its women’s and children’s services including "home-like" birthing suites. Surgical services include orthopedic, reflux, robotic and weight loss surgeries. Summerville Medical Center is part of Trident Health, which has earned recognition as a leader in the delivery of healthcare in the Lowcountry.

For more than 40 years staff and physicians at Trident Health have provided acute healthcare services to families in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Services are provided through its two hospitals, Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center; two freestanding emergency departments, Moncks Corner Medical Center and Centre Pointe Emergency; and two urgent care centers, CareNow Urgent Care Goose Creek and CareNow Urgent Care North Charleston. Both hospitals have received top ranking as Joint Commission Top Hospitals for Quality Performance and are Joint Commission Certified for Advanced Heart Failure and Advanced Primary Stroke Centers. Trident Health is one of the South Carolina Lowcountry’s largest employers with more than 2,500 employees and has a medical staff of nearly 500 physicians. In 2017 it provided $47.6 million in uncompensated care and paid $35.5 million in local, state and federal taxes. To learn more about how Trident Health is growing to meet the needs of our growing region and how to join our team go to www.tridenthealthsystem.com.