Genesis Healthcare Inc. breaks ground on new facility

Special for the Press and Standard


Genesis Healthcare is excited to break ground on the new Walterboro Family Care Center today. This new facility will serve as a pillar of healthcare and provide much-needed community health improvements for Colleton, Allendale, and Hampton County citizens.

This facility will not only allow Genesis the opportunity to better serve current patients but will also provide the space to continue expanding our services to more friends and neighbors.

While they are relatively new to the Walterboro area (having been here since 2016) Genesis is not new to healthcare. Long before they became Genesis, they were Pee Dee Health Care which was originally founded in Darlington, SC in 1974 by Dr. Josiah Matthews. They became Genesis Health Care, Inc., a nonprofit community health center, in 2010 when Dr. Matthews and Dr. Alexander Cohen donated the practices to the community. Since that time, Genesis, under the guidance of its board of directors, has maintained its commitment to provide superior care to all members of its communities regardless of their ability to pay and now have seven locations (two full pharmacies) and are located in four counties. Dr. Cohen states, “This groundbreaking is not only an investment for Genesis Healthcare but also for community members as they expand upon the services offered to the region. Residents seeking access to vital services including medical, dental, optometry and pharmacy will soon have another option close to home. This groundbreaking is a significant step toward exceptional health services for generations to come. Genesis is beyond proud of its staff, board of directors, and community partners and their hard work in paving the way for opportunities like these. Genesis would also like to give a huge thank you to the Colleton County Chamber of Commerce for their continued support. They are excited to work together with leaders in each town and county for the betterment of the entire region”.

Former United States Representative for South Carolina, Joe Cunningham who attended the groundbreaking commented “in the beginning we shape our buildings, and, in the end, they shape us”, and Genesis will provide exceptional healthcare for generations to come.

Welcome, Genesis Healthcare, to Colleton County. Thank you for providing our community with opportunities to better our health, mind, body, and soul.

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