Published Nov. 13, 2012
The Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg & Calhoun Counties is expanding its ability to treat cancer and kidney patients with the help of $25 million in hospital revenue bonds through the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority.
Financing from the tax-free bonds is being used to expand the medical center’s H.F. Mabry Center for Cancer Care. The 10,000-square-foot building, built in 1992, will be expanded by 8,500 square feet. Groundbreaking took place in June.
The expansion includes additional treatment space, upgraded equipment and a new linear accelerator vault and control room. Funding also made possible the construction of the Dialysis Access Institute and other improvements at the hospital’s campus on St. Matthews Road near Interstate 26.
“In addition to enhancing our ability to provide critically needed care to Orangeburg, Calhoun and surrounding counties, we also were able to create 19 new positions with the help of JEDA bond financing,” said Cheryl Mason, CFO at the Regional Medical Center.
“This kind of project is what JEDA does best. We’re pleased to be a part of helping to make private financing happen for such a crucial public resource,” said Harry A. Huntley, executive director of JEDA in Columbia.