East Cooper Medical Center



Owner: Tenet Healthcare Corporation

Location: Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Size: 249,175 sq ft

Architect: Harvard Jolly Inc.


Description: With the opening of a new replacement facility, East Cooper Medical Center wanted to be sure that they provided the community with the most current and technologically advanced services and equipment on the market. Some of the benefits for the community are a helicopter landing pad that provides easy access to the Level III Trauma Certified Emergency Department and an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. The facility also includes eight expansive operating rooms, with state-of-the-art sterilization equipment and the latest high-definition technology for minimally invasive, laparoscopic surgeries, and LiveData System to provide the clearest picture of a patient’s status. Sixteen spacious, beautifully appointed labor and delivery rooms offer the latest in technology, coupled with many comforts of home. An additional 28 private postpartum rooms offer parents and babies a comfortable place to recover, and a 10-bed Level II Neonatal Unit cares for premature newborns or those with special needs. An in-house MRI and two CT rooms, featuring a 64-slice and a 16-slice CT, offers the highest level of CT technology in the area. A devoted fully-digital breast center has a separate, private entrance and offers complete women’s services. This project won a Carolinas ABC Excellence in Construction Merit Award.