GHS opens new medical center in Boiling Springs

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Greenville Health System on Friday officially opened its new 20,000-square-foot medical center in Spartanburg County.

The center, which is at 2400 Highway 9 in Boiling Springs, is a multispecialty practice aimed at providing patients a range of services at one location.

It has 24 exam rooms, internists, and family medicine physicians, urgent care provided by the health system’s MD360 concept, a pharmacy by Upstate Pharmacy, an ATI Physical Therapy branch, and space for GHS’ Department of Psychiatry.

“It’s great to be in Boiling Springs,” said Spence Taylor, president of GHS. “This is a beautiful facility. Our vision is to transform health care for people in the communities we serve. In order to do that, we’ve got to have places like this.”

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Construction on the center began in 2016 at the site beside the Eagle Pointe neighborhood.

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture of Spartanburg designed the facility. Greenville-based Clayton Construction Co. was the project’s general contractor.

In December, Katie Spinks, an internal medicine and pediatrics physician for GHS, set up operations and began accepting patients out of a modular office on the site.

“I appreciate the way the health system has enabled me to grow,” Spinks said. “We get to build relationships… I want to help you and your family reach your health goals.”

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The exterior of the facility is clean and modern.

It features natural stone, windows that bring in plenty of sunlight and a large portico that will allow patients to enter and exit the building without being too exposed to the elements.

The interior of the facility also has a contemporary feel, including faux hardwood floors, wood accents, sliding barn doors, wood accents, and colorful photographs of many Spartanburg landmarks.

While the sparkling space is meant to be warm and inviting, GHS officials said it will be able to provide patients with a full range of services.

Jeremy Skoog, senior regional director for ATI Physical Therapy, said his company’s office at the center has the potential to eventually house five to six practitioners.

Steve Ranck, director of ambulatory pharmacy services with Upstate Pharmacy, said his company will initially have two employees at the GHS facility. He hopes that number will continue to grow over time.

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The center has a lab, an X-ray machine, and a large, open space with nurse’s stations and other offices.

Todd Horne, chairman of the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce and vice president of business development at Clayton Construction Co., said the county has attracted $3.3 billion in economic investment since 2014.

Horne said Boiling Springs in particular has become a magnet for business activity and residential growth.

In terms of medical-related facilities, the Highway 9 corridor has several new projects that are open or under development.

An urgent care facility by Simpsonville-based Emergency Pavilions has opened just down the road from the new GHS center.

Mary Black Health Health System is building a new office on an outparcel of the Ingles Grocery Store near the intersection of Highway 9 and Bible Church Road.

ProGrin Dental has opened a new facility at 1860 Highway 9.

The 114-room Lakewood Senior Living facility is planned for a 7.75-acre property near the intersection of Highway 9 and Clark Road.

“This is one of the fastest growing communities in Spartanburg County and we are excited to be part of it,” said Wendell James, GHS’s chief clinical officer for Greer and Spartanburg, in a statement. “We are looking forward to building relationships and being a place for people to visit for a planned appointment and to be there for sprains, strains, fractures, and colds that must be dealt with after a doctor’s office has closed.”

MD360 will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, visit ghs.org/locations/spartanburg.

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