FORT MILL — A project to build an entire hospital in Fort Mill remains tied up in court after more than a decade, but the area is getting a new emergency medical facility.
Piedmont Medical Center is holding a ground breaking Feb. 6 for a new stand alone facility called Gold Hill Emergency Department on Gold Hill road near I-77.
The 24-hour facility will be built at 971 Gold Hill Road. It will be the only one of its kind in northern York County. Although Fort Mill and Tega Cay have two urgent care centers, including one operated by PMC in Baxter Village, the closest 24-hour full-service emergency facilities are in the Steele Creek and Pinveville areas, both in North Carolina.
“This emergency department represents a big step forward in our commitment to serving the people of Fort Mill,” Mark Nosacka, chief executive officer of Piedmont Medical Center, said in a news release.
“We currently provide 9-1-1 EMS services in Fort Mill and we are very excited to build York County’s first stand-alone emergency department. This facility is a $15.2 million investment in the health of Fort Mill and York County residents and visitors. Our entire staff is committed to providing high quality care as we expand our services throughout the county.”
The new facility will feature:
- 17,340 square feet 24-hour physician coverage
- 12 treatment areas and one trauma room
- Helipad and ambulance dispatch station
- Imaging and lab services (to include CT, X-ray and Ultrasound)
The other services Piedmont Medical Center offers in the Fort Mill / Tega Cay areas include urgent care services through Piedmont Urgent Care at Baxter Village, outpatient imaging services at The Imaging Center at Baxter Village, and family medicine care at Piedmont Family Practice at Baxter Village and Piedmont Family Practice at Tega Cay, inside the Stockbridge Commons shopping center anchored by Harris-Teeter.
The parent companies of PMC and what is now known as Atrium Health have been locked in a 15-year battle to win state approval to build Fort Mill’s first hospital. Court decisions, appeals and a convoluted regulatory system has tied the project up in court, where a decision on the latest appeal is pending.