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New Mount Pleasant Hospital opens doors

MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) – It is an exciting day for the town of Mount Pleasant as a brand new $154 million hospital opened its doors for the first time Monday.

Mt. Pleasant town leaders and officials from Roper St. Francis hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Mount Pleasant Hospital.

The hospital has 85 private rooms and more than 200,000 square feet of building space, all located on 78 acres.

Ground was broken for the new facility in 2008.

Hospital CEO John Sullivan says the facility is very eco-friendly.

The hospital is located at U.S. Highway 17 and Faison Road adjacent to Wando High School.

The Mount Pleasant Hospital has 85 inpatient beds, a 24-hour emergency room, home-like labor and delivery suites and is environmentally sensitive.

The hospital has recycled trees, native plantings to eliminate pesticides irrigation, natural lighting, recycled steel-doors and carpeting acoustic tiles. The cafeteria boasts fresh herbs and vegetables with two trained chefs.

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