Grand Strand Health Breaks Ground on New Emergency Room

Pictured in the announcement from left to right: Tiffany Keys, CNO with Grand Strand Health, Greg Caples, COO with Grand Strand Health, Dr. Andrew Schwartz, CMO with Grand Strand Health, Bill Griste, Chairman of North Myrtle Beach Chamber, Mayor Marilyn Hatley of North Myrtle Beach, Mark Sims, CEO with Grand Strand Health and Robert Grace, CFO with Grand Strand Health.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC – On Wednesday, February 24, Grand Strand Health announced a new ER coming to the North Strand area.  The facility will be named North Strand ER and be a full-service emergency room.  The groundbreaking has begun on the facility at 806 Hwy 17 South in North Myrtle Beach.  The 10-bed, 10,820 square foot facility will be licensed by the State of South Carolina as an ER and gives North Myrtle Beach residents and visitors a place to be seen and treated 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

The new North Strand ER will be staffed by a team of board-certified emergency physicians, as well as specially-trained nurses and staff.  “Expanding our services to the North Strand area helps us provide emergency care in a more convenient location for these residents,” states Mark Sims, CEO of Grand Strand Health.  “We currently see more than 4,700 patients from the North Myrtle Beach area and look forward to caring for them closer to home.”

This project will employ an additional 39 staff members to the Grand Strand Health system.  The total cost of this project is $7,685,000.

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