Accessibility Statement

We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. To do so, we are actively working with consultants to update the website by increasing its accessibility and usability by persons who use assistive technologies such as automated tools, keyboard-only navigation, and screen readers.

We are working to have the website conform to the relevant standards of the Section 508 Web Accessibility Standards developed by the United States Access Board, as well as the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These standards and guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. We believe that conformance with these standards and guidelines will help make the website more user friendly for all people.

Our efforts are ongoing. While we strive to have the website adhere to these guidelines and standards, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage, please contact so that we may be of assistance.

Thank you. We hope you enjoy using our website.

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CEO Welcome

Patrick Downes CEOOn behalf of our Associates, Physicians, and Volunteers, I would like to welcome you to the East Cooper Medical Center website. I hope you will find this site to be both valuable and informative. While the information provided here is intended to better inform our community about the award-winning services that we offer, I encourage you to visit our facility to learn firsthand why East Cooper Medical Center is such a unique provider of healthcare services.

East Cooper Medical Center was originally established in 1986 to care for the residents East of the Cooper. While that remains our primary mission, our expanded scope of services, our commitment to quality & safety, and our outstanding team of caregivers have attracted patients from throughout the Lowcountry and beyond. East Cooper Medical Center has been named a Watson Top 100 hospital by IBM, recognized by US News and World Report, and has maintained the highest patient satisfaction ratings for 14 consecutive years within Tenet Healthcare nationwide. These awards are an example of our unwavering commitment to quality. We also have the privilege of providing care in a new, state-of-the-art facility that is rich in technology. 

Our team is honored that you are considering entrusting us with your care, and we understand that you are very likely coming to us at a time when you are vulnerable. Our exceptional Associates, highly-skilled Physicians, and dedicated Volunteers do not take that lightly, and we are truly committed to every patient who walks through our doors.

Thank you again for visiting our website, and for your interest in East Cooper Medical Center. If you have any questions while you are reviewing this information or during your stay with us, please feel free to contact me or any member of our team.

Patrick Downes
East Cooper Medical Center CEO