Bon Secours maintains ambitious urgent care growth in eastern Greenville County

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The roadmap to claiming Bon Secours St. Francis Health System’s share of the healthcare market is to follow the pattern of residential growth.

An ambulatory care center is scheduled to be built on Suber Road in eastern Greenville County in Greer. It also inches Bon Secours closer to Spartanburg County.

The care center was confirmed at last Thursday’s ribbon cutting for the new Greer Campus for North Greenville University that will house the college’s graduate and physician assistant programs in partnership with Bon Secours.

“We’re looking to have an even bigger presence in Greer,” said Craig McCoy, CEO of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. “We are going to build a care center on three acres just down from Lowes.”

The Bon Secours St. Francis Health System ambulatory care center will back up to two new housing subdivisions. Hammett Bridge Road Townhomes, with 32 units, and Hammett Bridge Road subdivision, with 87 lots, will be the newest developments that are part of the Riverside and Brushy Creek area residential explosion.

“Bon Secours’ commitment to the campus site as well as an upcoming announcement regarding an additional physical presence in our community further demonstrates their desire to be a part of strong, growing health care destination here in Greer,” Mayor Rick Danner stated.

“The City of Greer is fortunate to have two new, growing health care campuses and the addition of a Bon Secours facility will only enhance an already expanding array of health care services for our citizens,” Danner stated.

The nearly five-year old Greenville Health System’s MD360 is across from Riverside High School on Suber Road. Bon Secours is undaunted competing for its market share.

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System’s ambulatory care center originally was scheduled to be an anchor in a 70-acre tract of land on I-85, Garlington Road and Pelham Road that featured multifamily development, office/professional uses and restaurants. Zoning for the healthcare facility was not approved.

Bon Secours made two expansion urgent care moves in the past two years. It acquired AFC Doctors Express, which included urgent care facilities in Greer, Woodruff Road, Simpsonville and Cherrydale. And it purchased North Hills Medical Center to integrate the five locations – Pelham Road, Buncombe Road in Greer, Highway 14, Mauldin and North Main in downtown Greenville.

Jim Fair
Jim is founder and publisher of GreerToday.com, a daily news medium serving the Greater Greer area and the executive editor emeritus of The CLUTCH. Jim attended Furman University and worked most of his career at the Spartanburg Herald-Journal (a New York Times company) as Sports Editor and Business Editor. He was co-founder of the New York Times Regional Sports Group consisting of 14 properties and planned and staffed major event coverage including Winter and Summer Olympics and all major sports.
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