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New $153 million hospital opens in Mt. Pleasant

MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - A new $153 million hospital is opening on the South Carolina coast.

The new East Cooper Regional Medical Center in Mount Pleasant begins accepting and treating patients on Thursday.

The new 140-bed hospital replaces a 104-bed hospital built 22 years ago. East Cooper officials said the older hospital could not be expanded so a new one was built nearby.

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