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Parker Poe Represents Orangeburg County in MUSC, tRMC Long-Term Lease and Community Development Agreement

  • March 03, 2023

Orangeburg, SC - Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is proud to announce that our firm represented Orangeburg County in a recent long-term lease and community development agreement between the Medical University Hospital Authority (MUSC Health) and the Regional Medical Center (tRMC) in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

The state legislature invited MUSC and elected officials of Orangeburg and Calhoun counties to consider a new relationship with tRMC following the establishment of Proviso 23.6 of the South Carolina General Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2022-2023. This Proviso stated that "The Medical University of South Carolina and the Medical University Hospital Authority shall partner with the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg for research and improved access to care in rural and underserved communities experiencing chronic disease."

Walt Cartin led Orangeburg County’s legal team in the negotiation of the long-term lease and community development agreement. Gary Capps and Faye Flowers, along with attorneys in our Health Care, Real Estate and Commercial Development, Employment and Benefits, and Public Finance Practice Groups worked together to structure the deal on behalf of Orangeburg County.

As part of the community development agreement, MUSC Health will work with the local health care community to improve and expand access to advanced medical care in Orangeburg, Calhoun, and Bamberg counties by:

Recruiting physicians, nurses and allied health workers to meet the community’s needs most effectively.

  • Developing and applying best practices to improve care delivery and decrease health disparities.
  • Implementing and expanding telehealth services and using technology to enhance quality, safety and access to care.
  • Offering health care providers and clinical staff training and skill development opportunities.
  • Establishing future graduate medical education opportunities.

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Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 275 lawyers in eight offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Washington, DC. The firm provides legal counsel to many of the largest companies and local governments in the Southeast.

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