Summerville Medical Center donates $23,500 to Charleston March of Dimes

Laura Tregner, Development Manager with the March of Dimes, and her daughter Natalie; Melissa Arena, Women's Services Clinical Practice Lead with Summerville Medical Center

Helping to Improve the Health of Community Moms and Babies

(Charleston, SC, September 23, 2019)— Summerville Medical Center was pleased to present a $23,500 donation to the March for Babies Walk at the March of Dimes Awards Ceremony on Friday, September 20th.

Summerville Medical Center was the Presenting Sponsor for the 2019 March for Babies walk in Charleston with Karrie Powell, Chief Nursing Officer, serving as the chairperson for the walk. Summerville Medical Center has been an avid supporter of March of Dimes for more than 10 years.

“We are honored this year to work alongside March of Dimes for such an important cause,” commented Karrie Powell. “At Summerville Medical Center we are dedicated to providing our Lowcountry moms and babies with the outstanding care and support they need through our advanced obstetric and neonatal services. By supporting March for Babies, we as a community have the ability to positively impact our newborns for a lifetime.”

“We’re grateful for the support of Summerville Medical Center,” says Laura Tregner, Development Manager with the Charleston March of Dimes. “The dedication and commitment by Summerville Medical Center’s physicians and clinicians to support the health of moms and babies is tremendous for our community. Their commitment to the 2019 March for Babies Walk helps build a brighter future for us all.”

March of Dimes gives more than 4 million babies born each year the best possible start. Nearly half a million of them are born prematurely or with birth defects. Premature birth and its complications are the largest contributors to infant death in the U.S. and pregnancy-related death has more than doubled over the past 25 years. Through advocacy, education and research, March of Dimes is working to level the playing field so that every mom and baby gets the best possible start.


About Summerville Medical Center:
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 hospital recently opened a $53 million Women’s & Children’s Services unit that features a two-story tower with 30 new patient beds, new Level II neonatal ICU, beautiful ‘home like” birthing suites, and state-of-the-art equipment that combines innovative technology with the comforts of home. In July 2019, Summerville and Trident Medical Centers combined obstetric and neonatal care at one location at Summerville Medical Center to continue growing services for moms and babies. 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. Learn more at

About March of Dimes:
March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family. Visit or for more information. Visit for comfort and support. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

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