CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – The Medical University of South Carolina has purchased four hospitals in rural areas of the state for $137 million.
Doctors based in Charleston will offer specialty services and virtual urgent care at those new locations through its telehealth programs.
“By bringing Telehealth and by bringing some of our doctor’s here, they may not need to come to Charleston,” said Dr. Patrick Cawley, CEO MUSC Health. “You can get everything done right here and what family doesn’t love staying in town to get great health care.”
Dr. Cawley went on to say, “We felt like we had to get off the peninsula and get more into communities if we’re going to deliver on that. We have to work on these things together. We can’t lower the cost of healthcare by ourselves in Charleston.”
MUSC bought Carolinas Hospital System in Florence, Mullins-Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster and Chester Regional Medical Center in Chester County.