Tenet Healthcare opens long-awaited hospital in Fort Mill

FORT MILL, S.C. — Leaders first sought approval for Tenet Healthcare Corp.’s Piedmont Medical Center-Fort Mill back in 2004, and, at long last, the Fort Mill hospital has opened to patients. Hospital leaders are now looking ahead after an approval and construction process that lasted more than 15 years.

The 200,000-square-foot Piedmont Medical Center-Fort Mill includes 100 beds, an emergency department, an intensive care unit, a medical-surgical unit, a women’s services unit and other surgical services. A three-story, 60,000-square-foot medical office building is also at the site, at S.C. Highway 160 and U.S. Highway 21.

The Tenet Healthcare-owned facility opened to patients on Sept. 7, while local and hospital leaders celebrated the grand opening of the facility Tuesday morning.

“As many of you know, it’s been more than a few elephants’ gestations getting here,” said Dr. Saum Sutaria, CEO of Tenet Healthcare.

Chris Mitchell, CEO of the new hospital, said about 300 employees have been hired at Piedmont Medical Center-Fort Mill. That figure is even higher than the 250 employees Mitchell estimated in late July would be working there on opening day. Mitchell said the facility will employ around 500 people when fully staffed.

Hospital leadership plans to hold several more hiring events in the near future as the facility continues to ramp up.

Read more and check out photos of the facility here.

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