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Nov. 14 - St. Joseph’s/Candler To Build Regional Campus in Bluffton

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

November 14, 2017 - St. Joseph’s/Candler will build a regional medical campus in Bluffton that will greatly expand services and access to healthcare for a rapidly growing community.

“St. Joseph’s/Candler has had a longstanding commitment to the South Carolina Lowcountry. This new medical campus will make that commitment even stronger,” said Paul P. Hinchey, President & CEO of St. Joseph’s/Candler. “It will add a wider range of physicians, specialists and services that will expand access to healthcare for the ever growing Bluffton population, and this project will locate all of the services  in one convenient location.”

The campus will be built at Buckwalter Place in two phases during the next six years. It will be 40,000 square feet, cost $22 million, and will employ a total of 63 people with an estimated annual payroll of $6.6 million.

St. Joseph’s/Candler has provided medical services in Bluffton and Hilton Head for 16 years. This development will consolidate these medical services in one location that is at the center of growth in the Bluffton market.

A key component of this project will be the development of a regional oncology campus that will add another linear accelerator for radiation treatment and expand medical oncology services that will virtually eliminate the need for patients to travel to Savannah.

Bluffton is one of the fastest growing communities in the nation, expanding by more than 40 percent since 2010. Because of this incredible growth, the demand for convenient, technologically-advanced medical care is growing also.

Existing St. Joseph’s/Candler services in the Lowcountry

  • Primary care doctors
  • Specialty doctors, such as neurology, general surgery, neurosurgery, ENT and gastroenterology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Medical oncology
  • Imaging
  • Urgent care
  • Medication management
  • Wound care

New and expanded services at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Campus

  • Oncology treatment planning and management
  • Oncology radiation treatment with a advanced linear accelerator
  • Oncology pharmacy services
  • Open MRI
  • Screening colonoscopies
  • Interventional pain management
  • Addition of up to three more primary care doctors
  • Addition of a medical oncologist
  • Addition of a cardiologist
  • Breast surgery clinic
  • New gynecologic oncology hours
  • New OB/GYN hours
  • Expanded vascular and neurology specialty office hours
  • Physical therapy
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