HealthLinks Charleston May/June 2022

82 | www. Char l es tonPhys i c i ans . com | www.Hea l thL i nksChar l es ton . com CONVENIENCE IS IMPORTANT TO HEALTH CARE Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center, acute care hospitals under Trident Health, provided life-giving medical attention to more than 340,0000 Lowcountry residents in 2021. While these facilities serve a large number of Lowcountry residents, far too many others have to drive 30 minutes or more to reach emergency medical attention. Because having health care closer to residents’ homes results in better outcomes, expanding health care accessibility in the Lowcountry is a community-wide goal. By Isabel Alvarez Arata • Ch de He