University Opens Prompt Care in Aiken
Although University Hospital was denied an opportunity to build a hospital in Aiken, it is still making its presence felt there.
University Hospital opened one of its Prompt Care office in Aiken this week at 1021 Silver Bluff Road. It will be open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on weekends.
University had submitted plans to build a 50-bed hospital in Aiken in response to a study that showed Aiken had a shortage of hospital beds. But its request was denied by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control in favor of Aiken Regional Medical Center adding 14 beds to its existing facility. University is appealing the ruling.
About a third of University’s patients come from Aiken County.