AnMed Piedmont is under construction to bring emergency services and more to the fast-growing Piedmont area where the northeast corner of Anderson County meets Greenville and Pickens counties. People and businesses in the area often have a Piedmont address but consider themselves planted in Powdersville, Pelzer or Williamston.
AnMed says a $35 million investment in the site will meet increased demand for health care and the needs of a growing population.
“This facility will make South Carolina better,” AnMed CEO William Kenley said in a news release. “It will plant emergency care right in the heart of the I-85 corridor. It will bring other needed services much closer to people’s homes. It will make it so much easier for so many to be healthier. Better starts here.”
Chief Nursing Officer Shaunda Trotter said the location at the northwest corner of S.C. Highway 86 and Old Williamston Road, close to Interstate 85, will mean quicker access to care for people in the area.
“Every second matters when it comes to emergency care,” she said in the news release. “The sooner that expert care and intervention can be provided to a person in need, the more likely that person is to recover and heal. The more likely that person is to overcome, survive and thrive.
“We are thrilled that a new, state-of-the-art emergency department is a major component of AnMed Piedmont — because we know that this facility and our team will save lives,” she said. “It will protect and help heal thousands of local families and businesses.”
Primary care and specialty physician offices, physical therapy, and laboratory and imaging services that include X-ray, CT and ultrasound will join the emergency department at AnMed Piedmont. The facility will cover at least 40,000 square feet, the release said.
“This new facility is coming to the right place at exactly the right time,” Anderson County Administrator Rusty Burns said in the release. “We have seen tremendous population growth in recent time in Powdersville and northeastern Anderson County, and I have no doubt that AnMed Piedmont is going to save lives. Plus, the availability of AnMed primary care, physical therapy and laboratory services within a short drive will be welcomed by the many thousands of residents in the community.”
More than 50 high-paying jobs are projected to be created by the facility when AnMed Piedmont opens in early 2025, according to the health system.
“As a native son of Piedmont, I am so excited to see AnMed come to northern Anderson County,” Anderson County Council member Jimmy Davis said in the release. “We are experiencing explosive growth here, and we could not ask for a better partner to further the growth of health, safety and welfare of our community.”
Additionally, AnMed and Anderson County are exploring the development of an EMS substation and an Anderson County Sheriff’s Office substation on the AnMed Piedmont campus, the release stated. The substations could include living quarters and an ambulance garage for EMS, as well as office facilities and a base of operations for the Sheriff’s Office.s