Summerville Medical Center Opens Orthopedic Practice On Campus

Welcomes Shasta Henderson, MD Gregory Kalv, MD, and Haley Merrill, MD

Charleston, SC (March 29, 2021) – Summerville Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of Trident Orthopedic Specialists on the hospital’s campus and welcome orthopedic surgeons Shasta Henderson, MD, Gregory Kalv, MD and Haley Merrill, MD.

“I’m thrilled that Drs. Henderson, Kalv and Merrill will be joining our team of board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons,” said Jeff Taylor, CEO of Summerville Medical Center. “By having their office located on our campus, our Summerville community is able to receive the care they need in their own backyard.”

Trident Orthopedic Specialists is located on Summerville Medical Center’s campus in suite 200 of the Medical Office Building. This is the second practice location for Trident Orthopedic Specialists, who also have an office on Trident Medical Center’s campus.

The practice provides orthopedic services for children and adults. Dr. Henderson and Dr. Merrill offer comprehensive adult orthopedic care including treatment of foot and ankle injuries, fracture care, sprains and strains, total joint replacement, and sports medicine. “I am honored to work alongside Dr. Kalv, Dr. Merrill and our entire orthopedic team,” commented Dr. Henderson. “Our goal every day is to change the lives of patients so that they can get back to playing with their kids and grandkids, back to their favorite hobbies, and back to their active life.”

“I look forward to meeting the Summerville community at our new location on Summerville Medical Center’s campus,” said Dr. Merrill. “We are committed to providing this community with comprehensive orthopedic care so that they can stay close to home for the care they need.”

Pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kalv offers comprehensive orthopedic services for children from newborn to age 17. His services include fractures, sports injuries, scoliosis, spinal deformity, orthopedic trauma, cerebral palsy, hip dysplasia, limb deformity, club foot and more.

“Every day I consider it a privilege to care for children in our community and to help them get back to having fun and playing with their friends,” commented Dr Kalv. “We are dedicated to creating a kid-friendly environment that makes kids and their parents feel at ease throughout their entire experience.”

The Trident Orthopedic Specialists practice is a 3,850 square foot office with 8 patient rooms. The practice space includes an x-ray system so that patients can get the necessary x-rays while at their appointment. Learn more or schedule an appointment at or (843) 875-8682.


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 45 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; three freestanding emergency departments, Brighton Park Emergency, 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 3,100 employees and has a medical staff of nearly 500 physicians. In 2019 it provided $47 million in uncompensated care and paid $33.5 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

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