St. Joseph's/Candler to open Bluffton Campus in spring 2020

St. Joseph's/Candler is excited to announce the opening of a regional medical campus in Bluffton in spring 2020. The campus will greatly expand services and access to healthcare for a rapidly growing community.

The campus will be built at Buckwalter Place in two phases during the next six years. The space will be 40,000 square feet and will employ a total of 63 people with an estimated annual payroll of $6.6 million. Phase one will cost $28.5 million with an overall cost of $33.5 million.


St. Joseph’s/Candler has provided medical services in Bluffton and Hilton Head for more than 16 years. This development will consolidate these medical services in one location that is at the center of growth in the Bluffton market. 

A key component of this project will be the development of a regional oncology campus that will add another linear accelerator for radiation treatment and expand medical oncology services that will virtually eliminate the need for patients to travel to Savannah.

Bluffton is one of the fastest growing communities in the nation, expanding by more than 40 percent since 2010. Because of this incredible growth, the demand for convenient, technologically-advanced medical care is growing also.

Existing St. Joseph’s/Candler services in the Low Country

  • Primary care doctors
  • Specialty doctors, such as neurology, general surgery, neurosurgery, ENT and gastroenterology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Medical oncology
  • Oncology infusion services
  • Urgent care
  • Laboratory services
  • Medication management
  • Wound care

Phase I will include additional services

  • Medical oncology services
  • Oncology infusion services
  • Radiation oncology services to include onsite treatment planning with CT
  • Radiation treatment with an advanced linear accelerator
  • Oncology pharmacy services
  • Access to oncology sub-specialists such as thoracic oncology and gyn-oncology
  • Telemedicine services

Phase II

  • Expanded medical oncology space
  • Expanded oncology infusion space
  • Expansion of primary care services
  • Expansion of specialty clinic services
  • Addition new outpatient services (currently being planned) in order to continue growing with the Bluffton community