St. Joseph’s/Candler Opens New Campus in Richmond Hill

Feb 26, 2024

St. Joseph’s/Candler has opened the first phase of a new Richmond Hill Campus, expanding important healthcare options and access to a fast-growing community in south Bryan County.

The campus is located in the rapidly-developing Heartwood at Richmond Hill, a mixed-use community on Belfast Keller Road.

“This is only the beginning,” said Paul P. Hinchey, President & CEO of St. Joseph’s/Candler. “This represents the first step of expanding healthcare access to Richmond Hill and Bryan County. The campus will grow as the needs of the community grow, and we are excited to be a part of the Heartwood community. Residents and nearby employers can now have the peace of mind knowing that exceptional healthcare is in their own backyard.”  

The opening of the Richmond Hill Campus represents another component of St. Joseph’s/Candler ongoing plan to improve and expand healthcare access across the region, closer to where people live and work.

Initial healthcare services available at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Richmond Hill Campus include:

  • Urgent Care
  • Primary Care
  • Specialists providers coming in the next few months:
    • Cardiology
    • Neurology
    • Podiatry
    • OB/GYN
  • Bē Health & Well-Being, a health and wellness initiative of St. Joseph’s/Candler that has been enhanced to impact the long-term health and well-being of residents.  This includes massage therapy.

Additional offerings, including lab, expanded specialty offerings and health and wellness services, will be available at this location in the coming months.  

St. Joseph’s/Candler purchased 27 acres from Raydient across the street from The Outfitters at Heartwood. This property will allow SJ/C to grow with the health care needs of both Heartwood and south Bryan County.

  • The first stage of the campus is 15,000 square feet with an estimated cost of about $15.5 million
  • The master plan includes building up to 5 buildings total over the next 10-20 years. As the community grows, St. Joseph’s/Candler can determine the timeline, what services are needed and then build out the property as the Heartwood population expands. We have planned on being able to provide up to 225,000 square feet of medical office space with 960 parking spaces.

The St. Joseph’s/Candler Richmond Hill Campus at Heartwood is located at 3866 Belfast Keller Road.


About St. Joseph’s/Candler:

St. Joseph’s/Candler is a 714-bed, Magnet-designated health system for nursing excellence, with a focus on the latest technologies and research. It is anchored by St. Joseph’s Hospital, Candler Hospital plus the new Pooler and Bluffton campuses. Its comprehensive network includes centers of excellence for oncology, cardiovascular, neurosciences, women’s and children’s services, orthopedics, pulmonary medicine and a variety of other disease specialties. SJ/C's Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion has been selected to be part of the National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program. St. Joseph’s/Candler is a not-for-profit health system serving 33 counties in southeast Georgia and three in the South Carolina Low Country and is the largest and only faith-based institution in the region. For more information, visit


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