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Architectural rendering of Prisma Health Fountain Inn medical office building.

Prisma Health celebrates groundbreaking of new primary care practice in Fountain Inn

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Prisma Health marked a next chapter in continuing to meet the needs of growing Upstate communities during a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 19, for a new primary care practice in Fountain Inn near Interstate Highway 385. The approximately $9 million project is the first Prisma Health medical practice in the Fountain Inn area and will offer comprehensive primary care services for both adults and children.

Prisma Health Primary Care – Fountain Inn will begin seeing patients in its temporary location on Wednesday, Oct. 20. Site-preparation construction on the permanent facility is already under way, with construction on the nearly 15,000-square-foot facility expected to be completed in mid-2022. The completed office will have 24 exam rooms and also house radiology services and a laboratory on-site. Once fully operational, the practice will be staffed by up to 10 providers.

“At Prisma Health, we consider excellent accessible primary care to be critical to creating healthy communities,” said Scott Sasser, MD, who leads Prisma Health’s medical group. “This new facility will give us the capacity to provide comprehensive care for this growing area for years to come.”

The practice will be led by Jeremy Byrd, MD, a long-time internal medicine/pediatrics provider based in the Golden Strip area, which includes Simpsonville, Mauldin and Fountain Inn.

Said Dr. Byrd, “I am thrilled to help bring this practice to the Fountain Inn community and to the many families I’ve had the privilege to serve over the past twelve years. This will be a unique practice where our providers come from several different specialties — including family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics —to serve the family. We want this practice to be a medical home for the residents of Fountain Inn and its neighboring communities.”

The practice is located at 200 N Nelson Dr., Fountain Inn. Patients can contact 864-522-6270 to schedule appointments.

About Prisma Health

Prisma Health is a not-for-profit health company and the largest healthcare system in South Carolina. With nearly 30,000 team members, 18 acute and specialty hospitals, 2,947 beds and more than 300 outpatient sites with nearly 2,000 physicians, Prisma Health serves more than 1.2 million unique patients annually in its 21-county market area that covers 50% of South Carolina. Prisma Health’s goal is to improve the health of all South Carolinians by enhancing clinical quality, the patient experience and access to affordable care, as well as conducting clinical research and training the next generation of medical professionals. Visit PrismaHealth.org for more information.

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