Roper St. Francis celebrated the topping-out of its Berkeley County hospital in early February, and hospital leadership says construction on the new health care facility is on schedule. The new 90-acre campus near The Carnes Crossroad Development, will include a three-story medical office building, expected to be completed this summer, and Berkeley Hospital, which is on track to be completed in the summer of 2019. The project is expected to cost $125 million, with about $7 million going into the site, $28 million going into the medical office building and $90 million into the hospital.
The office building will have medical offices on all of its floors, plus classrooms on the first floor and administrative offices on the third floor. The hospital, which will also be three stories, is being constructed adjacent to the office building. The first floor will include the emergency department, imaging department, laboratory, pharmacy and operating rooms. The second floor will be devoted to women’s health, including labor and delivery and postpartum rooms, and the third floor will include general hospital rooms and the intensive care unit. (Credit: Charleston Regional Business Journal)