Retail therapy meets health care in a first for Citadel Mall, MUSC Health

January 08, 2020
A new sign marks the entrance to the MUSC Health West Ashley Medical Pavilion. Photo by Cindy Abole

Patients are buying into the idea of the first MUSC Health site inside a shopping mall. The MUSC Health West Ashley Medical Pavilion opened Dec. 30 in the former J.C. Penney store in Citadel Mall. Less than two weeks later, more than 2,000 appointments have been completed there.

Map showing location of MUSC Health West Ashley Medical Pavilion 
The MUSC Health West Ashley Medical Pavilion sits in the wing between Dillard's and Target, across from Belk.

The medical pavilion, in the same wing of the mall as Foot Locker and a Charleston Police substation, is the newest addition to the almost 40-year-old mall. As the shopping center transitions from its 1980s roots to meet the needs of the West Ashley area of Charleston and beyond in the 21st century, it’s set to be renamed the “Epic Center.”

Overview of interior of MUSC Health West Ashley waiting area with turtle mural 
This overview shows a waiting area in the MUSC Health West Ashley Medical Pavilion, with the floor marked like a football field to help people find their way around. Photo by Sarah Pack

Peter Zwerner, M.D., chief medical officer of MUSC Physicians, said that the MUSC Health West Ashley Medical Pavilion offers a wide range of services. “Over 18 different medical specialties will be seeing patients at this location. We’re also offering comprehensive imaging and laboratory services.”

Services include:

  • Outpatient surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Ear, nose and throat care
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Imaging/X-ray Center
  • Infusion therapy
  • Lab work
  • Musculoskeletal Institute
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Occupational therapy
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pain management
  • Physical therapy
  • Primary care
  • Rheumatology
  • Spine Center

Patrick Cawley, M.D., CEO of MUSC Health, said that it’s one of MUSC Health’s bigger sites. He loves the fact that there’s plenty of parking, and it’s easy to get to. “It’s bright and airy. They did a very nice job of making it patient and family accommodating.”

You can make an appointment online or call 843-792-1414.

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