St. Joseph’s/Candler Tops Off Pooler Medical Campus
Apr 30, 2018
Pooler, Ga. – The top beam was installed Monday on the first building at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Pooler Medical Campus and the residents of Pooler are that much closer to advanced medical and surgical services in their backyards.
“The reality of this technologically-advanced medical campus tailored to what the residents of Pooler and West Chatham need is quickly becoming a reality,” said Paul P. Hinchey, President & CEO of St. Joseph’s/Candler. “We will soon be providing important medical services that they used to have to drive miles for.”
St. Joseph’s/Candler is building a technologically advanced, concierge-level of service medical campus that will house surgical suites, many medical specialties, primary care, urgent care and more. The 220,000 square foot facility will have three phases and cost $62 million.
- The first phase will open to the public March 2019.
- A da Vinci Surgical System robot has been dedicated to the Pooler campus to provide surgeries that are minimally invasive with fast recovery times.
- The first phase will feature two operating rooms and two endoscopy suites.
- Metro Surgical and Gastroenterology Consultants of Savannah are the first specialty practices to commit to opening practices at the Pooler facility.
- Construction is ahead of schedule.
When complete, the 220,000-square-foot facilities will contribute to Pooler’s economic development by employing approximately 100 co-workers.
The tradition of the topping off ceremony
Topping off ceremonies are a traditional way of toasting the last or highest beam placed during building construction.
Monday, Hinchey and dignitaries from the St. Joseph’s/Candler Board of Trustees and Pooler joined to celebrate the last beam set in place.
St. Joseph’s/Candler has been in Pooler since 1992 and has expanded services to correspond to the growth of the area. In addition to a thriving primary care practice, St. Joseph’s/Candler has built offices for specialty physicians and an advanced imaging center. But now is the time for a centralized campus and to take St. Joseph’s/Candler’s advanced services to the community.
The new 23-acre campus will be located on Pooler Parkway near the intersection with Interstate 16. The project will be multi-phased and built out over a ten-year period to create a multi-story, technologically advanced medical facility.
It will house offices for specialty and primary care offices in close proximity to key clinical services. The total estimated cost of the project is $62 million.
Phase I of the St. Joseph’s/Candler Pooler Campus will be about 83,000 square feet and cost $35 million. It will open in early 2019 and house distinct medical offices and clinical services.
The medical office building will contain:
- Primary Care Services
- Urgent Care Services
- Specialist offices
The clinical services portion will contain:
- Advanced Imaging Services
- Outpatient surgery
- Outpatient Physical Therapy Services
- Pharmacy Services
- Laboratory Services
- Wellness Services
- Community Education Services
Phase II will include:
- Expanded primary care offices
- Expanded specialty offices
- Wound Care
- Cardiac rehab
- Occupational medicine
- Diagnostic cardiology
- Short stay observation beds
The St. Joseph’s/Candler Pooler Campus fills a significant community gap in the rapidly developing Pooler area. Many of the housing subdivisions are completely built out and others are filling up.
St. Joseph’s/Candler has been building a significant regional footprint – now with 87 provider locations spanning 33 counties in southeastern Georgia and South Carolina.