Trident Health announces consolidation of obstetric and neonatal services at Summerville Medical Center on July 9, 2019

Signaling Significant Growth for Women’s and Children’s Services in the Lowcountry

Charleston, SC (June 12, 2019) – Trident Health is pleased to announce the consolidation of the health system’s obstetric and neonatal services at Summerville Medical Center on July 9, 2019. 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. In 2018, Trident Health delivered almost 2,800 babies.

We are honored that Trident Medical Center has had the privilege of caring for our community for 45 years, and will continue that care alongside the entire Trident Health women’s and neonatal services team at Summerville Medical Center. Trident Medical Center will end obstetric and neonatal services on Monday, July 8. A support team of physicians and clinicians will be in place at Trident Medical Center for laboring moms who arrive at the facility for emergency care.
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. The new women’s and neonatal unit features a two story tower with 30 private postpartum rooms, 12 labor and delivery rooms, a 16-bed Level II neonatal ICU, Emergency Department OB suite, C-section suite, and more than $10 million in state-of-the-art technology.

“This is a significant milestone for Trident Health and for our Lowcountry families,” said Dr. Beth Cook, Chief Medical Officer for Summerville Medical Center and local OB/GYN. “We are honored to expand the excellent care we can provide our moms and babies.”

“We are experiencing significant growth in the Lowcountry,” commented Lisa Valentine, Chief Executive Officer at Summerville Medical Center. “As a result, Summerville Medical Center is growing our facility, our services and our team so that moms and babies can receive excellent care in their own community. We are honored to have the most experienced providers of maternity and newborn care here at 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 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