By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | Looking at South Carolina’s rural hospitals generally isn’t a pretty picture. Since 2010, four have closed. Another 10, says one expert, are seriously threatened.
Just last week came word that the Williamsburg Regional Hospital in Kingstree suspended operations after fall floods made more than half of the hospital unusable. Plans call for modular buildings to be in place in just a few weeks, pending state approval, but insiders say the “temporary suspension” might just be nice talk that is a prelude to outright closure, especially if the cost for the modular units is excessive.