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KICA Board Asks for Member Support of New Medical Facility

Part of Kiawah’s charm is its distance from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. Visitors and members alike appreciate just how much you can slow down, step back, and really savor life on the island. But the distance can be a burden as well, especially for a growing senior population. With the closest hospital 25 miles away, the stress of a diagnosis or an unexpected medical event can increase with the prospect of long trips on rural roads as the only opportunity for quality care.

Fortunately, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is building a new facility on Johns Island. Called the Sea Islands Medical Pavilion, the new facility will be located just past the roundabout off of Seabrook Island Road, near Bohicket Marina. The 32,740-square-foot medical pavilion will house a freestanding emergency room, with trauma rooms, fast-track triage, full CT scan and radiology services, lab services and a helipad. It will also provide convenient access to primary care and outpatient services without the long drive. 

Currently scheduled to break ground later this year and open in fall 2023, this project will improve the quality of life and peace of mind for many property owners, their families and guests. It was driven by a need for emergency and other health care services in the Sea Island community based on growth, geographic isolation, demographics, and community health profiles. After meeting with representatives from MUSC and considering the positive impacts on the community, KICA’s board of directors has made the decision to support MUSC’s fundraising efforts for the facility. The KICA board joins with the MUSC Foundation in asking KICA members to consider supporting this worthwhile cause, for the betterment of our community. (Note: while the KICA board supports this fundraising effort, no KICA funds have been contributed.)

MUSC has currently raised $6 million of the $15 million needed to complete this beneficial community project. The KICA board asks that members consider supporting this effort by giving to the MUSC Foundation. All gifts are tax-deductible. You can give directly to support this project by following the steps below:

  • Give online at MUSC Foundation donation platform. Under ‘What would you like your donation to support?’, select ‘Sea Island Building’ from the drop down.
  • Checks made out to the MUSC Foundation (with Sea Islands Medical Pavilion written in the memo line) may be mailed to: MUSC Foundation, 18 Bee Street, MSC 450, Charleston, SC 29425
  • For naming opportunities and questions, please contact Brian Panique, senior director of Principal Gifts at 843-792-0861 or 650-285-9922. View a list of available naming opportunities at the Sea Islands Medical Pavilion here.

KICA’s board of directors thanks you for considering a gift to this effort, which will provide medical services, especially emergency services, to our entire community.