CHARLESTON, South Carolina, April 17, 2017 – Three Charleston area medical practices are teaming up to bring advanced healthcare options to the burgeoning Berkeley County area north of the Charleston metro. Charleston GI, Charleston ENT & Allergy and Low Country Rheumatology, all physician-owned, independent practices, are collaborating on a new development named Windmill Station, part of the growing Carnes Crossroads community.
Windmill Station at Carnes Crossroads will be a mixed-use campus, comprising retail, restaurant and professional space, and featuring approximately 85,000 square feet in four buildings. The design of the $23-million project will complement the Carnes Crossroads development, with walking paths and a working windmill that gives the new facility its name. Other medical groups and providers will be announced soon as occupants are secured.
“We are extremely excited about this project,” said Ray Waldrup, CEO of Articularis Healthcare, parent company of Low Country Rheumatology. “It is an honor to be associated with Charleston GI and Charleston ENT & Allergy, two premier medical groups in Charleston. We are going to be able to offer a more advanced practice setting and high standard of care to our patients in and around Summerville, Moncks Corner and Goose Creek.”
The center is expected to have a positive financial impact on the growing community. In addition to creating the first available retail space in Carnes Crossroads, each practice is expected to move employees from existing locations, as well as add employees to meet patient demand.
“We are absolutely thrilled to move our internal business operations to this location, creating our ‘Command Center’ in addition to our fourth GI clinic location,” said Wanda Punteney, CEO of Charleston GI. “We saw the need for healthcare options in this growing community, and we look forward to other medical practices joining us in this unique expansion opportunity on such a beautiful campus. Our staff and patients can’t wait!”
Craig Kilgore, CEO of Charleston ENT & Allergy, added, “We are proud to be providing high-paying and high-quality jobs for the community. It’s the fastest-growing county in the region, and we simply had to respond to this need. What’s great is how our independent groups work together, demonstrating a synergy that comes from the common goal of putting patients first.”
Windmill Station at Carnes Crossroads is anticipated to open Summer 2018.
Read more about the groundbreaking of Windmill Station at Carnes Crossroads
Watch:WCBD News 2 coverage