Healthcare & Biomedical
The Healthcare and Biomedical sector includes both healthcare service providers and biosciences research and manufacturing (equipment, devices, and pharmaceuticals). Healthcare and Biomedical are clearly complementary industries benefiting from being located in close proximity.
Several hospitals now operate in the Lowcountry: Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Hilton Head Regional Medical Center, the Coastal Carolina Hospital, and the Beaufort SC Clinic of the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, and neighboring Savannah is the hub of patient healthcare for the region. Meanwhile, Beaufort County increased its number of healthcare jobs by 70% over the past ten years.
Regional medical company headquarters looking for inspirational campus settings and a high quality of life for their employees will find the Lowcountry well-suited to their organizations. Likewise with biomedical supply firms, which also benefit from proximity to the Port of Charleston and Port of Savannah.
Longer-term, the Lowcountry Alliance will encourage collaborations between private firms, university R&D departments, educators, and local service providers.
- R&D, such as PTSD, Cancer and Diagnostics
- Records Management
- Medical-Related Back Office
- Regional Headquarters
- Biomedical Supplies