Trident Health Opens Brighton Park Emergency Room on North Main Street in Summerville

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Having access to critical heart and stroke emergency services can be the difference between life and death for many people. With the opening of Brighton Park Emergency in Summerville, at exit 199 of I-26 across from the entrance to Nexton, Trident Health is bringing these and other services closer to home for many area residents.

“It was critical to look at the growth in the Summerville and Berkeley communities, and make sure that we were providing both adults and children with high-quality emergency care closer to home,” said Christopher Corbit, MD, Brighton Park Emergency Medical Director. “Brighton Park Emergency is staffed with board-certified emergency physicians and nurses specially trained in emergency care.”

Last year, more than 175,000 patients received emergency care at a Trident Health ER – more than at any other health system in the tri-county area. Two Trident Health hospitals, Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center, are recognized by the Joint Commission as Advanced Primary Care Stroke Centers, and Trident Medical Center has one of the top cardiovascular programs in the area.

“If you’re having a crisis -- whether it be a heart attack, stroke or a broken bone -- you’re frantic and scared and you don't know what to do,” said Neal Shelley, MD, Emergency Department Assistant Medical Director. “Brighton Park Emergency is excited to be there for you because heart and compassion are the core of our team. We all live in this community, so we’re treating our neighbors, friends and family members.”

The new 10,800 square-foot facility is open 24/7 and will care for both children and adults. It has 11 patient rooms, imaging and lab services and telemedicine services for strokes and behavioral health.

Trident Health has provided acute healthcare services to families in South Carolina’s Lowcountry for more than 45 years. Their newest facility, Brighton Park Emergency, is located at 1626 N. Main Street in Summerville. This $9.4 million project was completed and opened for patient care on August 24.

Along with other Trident Health ERs, Brighton Park Emergency provides a universal protection plan to ensure the safety of patients and staff. From screenings and temperature checks to universal masking requirements to social distancing to the most advanced and best cleaning and infection prevention practices.

”Brighton Park Emergency can provide the care you need, whether you’re a young family that just moved to the area or a senior who is concerned about quality healthcare,” said Nichole Nichols, Emergency Department Director. “We offer the same range of services that you would receive at a hospital ER.”

The Brighton Park Emergency building project created more than 100 construction jobs and added 28 full-time employees to the Trident Health team. Trident Health is one of the South Carolina Lowcountry’s largest employers with more than 3,100 employees and has a medical staff of nearly 500 physicians. For more information, visit