Construction begins on long-planned Fort Mill Medical Center

FORT MILL, S.C. — Steel beams are finally going up at the site of Fort Mill’s long-awaited hospital. The latest construction is framing for the back side of the proposed Fort Mill Medical Center, a spokesperson confirmed. It is part of a 40-acre property at the intersection of S.C. Highway 160 and U.S. Highway 21 that will include the hospital and an adjacent medical office building. It is also a visible step forward in a more than 15-year effort to open a hospital for that area’s growing population.

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Tenet Healthcare Corp., parent company of Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, is leading the project. It beat out other big health systems, including Charlotte’s Atrium Health, to build the facility.

“Construction on Piedmont Medical Center’s 100-bed Fort Hill hospital has commenced, and we anticipate the hospital opening in the fall of 2022. We look forward to adding to the services we provide in Fort Mill and surrounding areas through our hospital, freestanding emergency department and affiliated medical practices,” Tenet said in a statement to the CBJ.

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