See update Sept 2010 below
Carmen asked me Monday if anything new has come up about the new Fort Mill Hospital. I had not heard anything so I did some online research. It seems back in May 2006 Piedmont Medical Center was awarded a certificate by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to build a 221,985-square-foot, 100 bed hospital called Fort Mill Medical Center on a 40-acre site at the corner of Hwy. 160 West and Hwy. 21. The process allows for an appeal process that was estimated to take 2 years to resolve. I have not been able to find on line any updates on the timing or status of the hospital. Here are a couple links to Fort Mill Times 2006 articles by Jonathan Allen about the Fort Mill hospital.
But I did find a related story that popped up in the Fort Mill Times yesterday by Jonathan Allen . Piedmont Medical Center (PMC) was trying to stop Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) from building a medical building and urgent care facility at the corner of Gold Hill Road and I-77. Apparently PMC filed a complaint to DHEC to block the project but the appeal or complaint was denied because the CMC facility is planned as a office building not a medical procedure facility. The CMC building is under construction and is estimated to open in December 2008.
Update Sept 2010
Presbyterian Healthcare and Carolinas HealthCare System appealed the 2006 decision to go with Piedmont and a judge ruled late Dec 2009 that state regulators had failed to review the Fort Mill applications in accordance with South Carolina’s certificate-of-need law.
As you may have seen all of the new billboards, websites, and signs in our area, all three hospital systems are on a souped up marketing campaign to gain your support for their new application to be the Fort Mill Hospital. It looks like October 2010 is the deadline to reapply.
To see each one of the hospital systems pleas, go to their website: