MUSC to buy 87 acres for hospital near North Carolina border

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The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston is purchasing 87 acres of land near the North Carolina border to build a hospital, according to The Post and Courier.

MUSC will buy the acres in Indian Land, S.C., for $10 million. The land, which is part of the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia metropolitan area, is located along the North Carolina and South Carolina state line, according to the report. 

The purchase comes about a year after the health system bought the nearby 211-bed Lancaster (S.C.) Medical Center.

MUSC CEO Patrick Cawley, MD, said the new facility will be in the northern part of Lancaster County, to serve a broader population, according to the report. 

The health system's board approved the purchase Feb. 13.

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