Roper St. Francis to bless site of new hospital

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Officials will get together to bless the site of a future hospital in Berkeley County Thursday night.

Roper St. Francis started to clear trees for a future Berkeley Hospital at the corner of Hwy 17-A and Hwy 176 in May, according to a news release. A medical office building is expected to be completed in the summer of 2018 while the hospital is expected to open in the fall of 2019.

A "Blessing of the Land" groundbreaking event set for 7 p.m. will feature physicians committed to treating patients at the future hospital, local dignitaries and community members as well as the Cane Bay Choir.

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