New pediatric, breastfeeding resource for mothers coming to West Cola

Next year, Midlands mothers will have a new facility to help improve the health of their newborn babies.

South Carolina Pediatric Alliance, a merger of Palmetto Pediatric and Sandhills Pediatric, recently purchased approximately 1.54 acres of land at 2618 Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia.

The Alliance announced the land will be used for its planned Newborn Wellness and Breast Feeding Center of the Midlands, scheduled to open in the summer of 2017.

Colliers International South Carolina’s Craig Waites and Braxton Taylor represented the South Carolina Pediatric Alliance in selecting a site, and NAI Avant brokered the deal for the land, which sold reportedly sold for $425,000.

“With the Midlands’ explosive population growth in the past five years or so, healthcare providers are looking for more ways to serve the community efficiently at a reduced cost,” said William Beaman, Colliers International South Carolina’s Director of Healthcare Services. “Specialized facilities like the Newborn Wellness and Breast Feeding Center of the Midlands are an effective way to meet specific needs of the community….”

With the merger, South Carolina Pediatric Alliance said it hopes to gain efficiencies of scale, reduce costs, and improve care delivery.

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