NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – The Roper Hospital emergency room near Northwoods Mall is closing their doors this weekend to move into a new facility.
The Roper Hospital Diagnostics and ER on Northwoods Boulevard will close Sunday, April 7th at 7:00 a.m.
This is so they can move to a larger, less flood-prone facility.
We’re told the new facility is located at the site of the former K&W Cafeteria, less than a mile from the old one and will open on Wednesday, April 10th.
It will offer outpatient diagnostics, CT and X-Ray scans and will open with 10 exam rooms with the potential to feature four additional exam rooms in three years. The $4.8 million project involved extensive renovations to the shell of the 12,000-square-foot building.
“Our vibrant city is growing, and the services Roper St. Francis Healthcare offers them from an emergency standpoint is unbelievable,” North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey said. “Roper St. Francis is there to provide the best level of care to our people and we greatly appreciate the investment made to enhance the quality of life of all of our people.”
The old location was closed twice following the floods of 2015 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016, each time for more than 60 days.