Tidelands Health (Georgetown, S.C.) recently announced that it will construct a $44 million medical park in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Tidelands Health Medical Park at The Market Common is the health system’s single largest community investment since the construction of Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet in 2002. The new medical park is one of multiple new locations planned to respond to Horry County’s population growth, which has increased by more than 50,000 people since 2010.

The three-story, 65,000-square-foot medical park will provide multiple physician offices, physical therapy, pain management, laboratory services and more. Designed to integrate into the community, it will feature a brick and glass exterior highlighted by two cupolas. Landscaping will add beauty and create a natural sound and sight barrier to adjacent properties.

The new medical park is one of several ways Tidelands Health is responding to the region’s growth. The health system recently welcomed the charter class of residents to the Tidelands Health MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program, a three-year program that provides training for newly degreed physicians. The residents and the program’s faculty members will deliver patient care at the new Tidelands Health Medical Park, which is slated to open in October.

Tidelands Health has also announced plans to partner with HealthSouth Corp. (Birmingham, Ala.) for the construction of a new, 46-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Little River. Construction on that project is expected to begin later this year.