St. Joseph’s/Candler expanding in the South Carolina Low Country

As Bluffton, Hilton Head and the rest of the South Carolina Low Country continue to grow, St. Joseph’s/Candler is expanding its services and access to healthcare for the rapidly growing community.

Rendering provided by Batson Associates

St. Joseph’s/Candler is building a regional medical campus at Buckwalter Place in Bluffton.  Construction on the 40,000-square-foot facility is moving quickly and the first phase will be open early 2020.  Phase one will cost around $30 million with an overall cost of nearly $35.5 million. It will employ a total of 63 people with an estimated annual payroll of $6.6 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

Rendering provided by Batson Associates
  • Primary care doctors
  • Specialty doctors, such as neurology, general surgery, neurosurgery, ENT and gastroenterology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Medical oncology
  • Urgent care
  • 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 will include:

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


  • St. Joseph's Hospital Campus: 11705 Mercy Blvd., Savannah, GA 31419, (p) 912-819-4100
  • Candler Hospital Campus: 5353 Reynolds St., Savannah, GA 31405, (p) 912-819-6000
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