MUSC holds topping off ceremony for new pediatric campus

MUSC holds topping off ceremony for new pediatric campus
North Charleston mayor Keith Summey at the topping off ceremony Wednesday

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - A new MUSC campus is nearing completion.

North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey was in attendance for the topping off ceremony of the MUSC Children's Health Ambulatory Campus on Wednesday.

The 100,000-square-foot facility is located on the corner of Rivers Avenue and Mall Drive. Among its many amenities are a pediatric outpatient surgical facility and a pediatric multispecialty medical office building that will include an urgent care clinic, imaging facility and infusion rooms.

The total, projected cost to design, construct and outfit the new building is approximately $50 million.

Summey and North Charleston City Council voted to donate the land for the facility to MUSC, aligning with MUSC Children's Health's focus to provide more clinical access to patients and their families who live in communities throughout the tri-county area. The reality is that parking concerns, travel time, and transportation costs can make it difficult for many families to conveniently access ambulatory care and services on the Charleston peninsula.

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