Summerville Medical Center Announces Urogynecological Services
Welcomes Cary Fishburne, MD and Summerville Pelvic Health Specialists to the Lowcountry
Summerville, SC (July 16, 2018) – Summerville Medical Center is expanding its women’s services to include urogynecology, focusing on female pelvic health medicine and reconstructive surgery, to meet the needs of the growing Lowcountry community.
Summerville Medical is honored to welcome Cary Fishburne, MD to the hospital and the new practice of Summerville Pelvic Health Specialists. He began accepting patients on Monday, July 9. Dr. Fishburne joins Summerville Medical Center’s dedicated roster of board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians in urology and gynecology focused on providing our community with comprehensive pelvic health care.
“I am very excited to join Summerville Pelvic Health Specialists at Summerville Medical Center, which shares my vision of tailored, individualized specialty pelvic health care and surgery for our female patients in an atmosphere of dignity and respect,” commented Dr. Fishburne. “Our goal is to bring high quality, innovative care to our community, balancing comprehensive, durable care with minimally invasive approaches for complicated pelvic health, prolapse, and continence needs.”
Dr. Fishburne is a board-certified, fellowship-trained urogynecologist specializing in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. He completed his medical degree from The University of Virginia. He went on to complete his Internal Medicine internship from the Medical Center of Vermont and residency in obstetrics and gynecology from Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. He developed his subspecialty of urogynecology while on faculty with the Navy in Bethesda, MD.
“I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Fishburne to the Lowcountry and to Summerville Medical Center,” said Lisa Valentine, Chief Executive Officer at Summerville Medical Center. “He provides a great blend of exceptional clinical education and knowledge with a strong passion for providing wonderful care for our community. We are pleased to continue expanding the services we offer our community so that they can receive high quality care close to home.”
In September 2018, Summerville Medical Center is opening 30 new patient beds, additional labor and delivery rooms, and a neonatal ICU as the first major milestone in a $53 million expansion designed to improve access to the highest quality of services for women and children. The women’s and children’s hospital is scheduled to be completed and fully open in spring 2019.
Summerville Pelvic Health Specialists is located in Summerville, SC and provides female pelvic health medicine and reconstructive surgery. Summerville Pelvic Health Specialists practices evidence-based medicine and offers it with warmth, kindness and respect.
Summerville Medical Center is a 94-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.
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