University Purchases of Trinity Hospital, Gives it New Name
Trinity Hospital is now part of University Health Care System, but it still has a special designation.
“After much thought and consideration, we decided on the name University Hospital Summerville to honor the hospital’s beautiful campus in the heart of historic Summerville,” explained James R. Davis, University Health Care System President and Chief Executive Officer in a statement.
The signs on the site of the former Trinity Hospital on Wrightsboro Road reflect the new name. The sale was finalized and on July 1, University Health Care System welcomed Trinity Hospital of Augusta into University Health Care System.
“We thank Trinity and St. Joseph Hospital for serving our community well for 65 years,” Davis said. “We have proudly picked up that torch and will carry it with pride. The best is yet to come.”
About 370 former Trinity employees join University, both on the Summerville campus and on the main campus and throughout the system.
“They are part of an elite organization in which the safety, quality of care and needs of the patient are always our top priority,” Davis said. “We leave every day with the satisfaction of knowing we delivered the best, most efficient care possible.”
According to the University Hospital statement, some critical capital improvements like a new roof and installation of a new nurse call system have been Board approved and will soon begin, Davis said, and preparations are underway as well to transition University Hospital Summerville’s electronic health record system to Epic on or before Nov. 1.
“There is indeed much work to do, but I hope everyone at University remains as excited as I am about the opportunities in store for University Hospital Summerville and our patients. I look forward to breathing new life into that campus while alleviating capacity issues on our main campus,” he added.