Mission & Vision


The Ambulatory Surgery Center is committed to provide Colleton County and surrounding counties with the highest standard of surgical and diagnostic care in a compassionate and cost-effective manner.

In pursuit of our mission, we believe the following value statements are essential:

  • We will always treat each person as an individual in a way that we want to be treated - with dignity, compassion and respect.
  • We will provide the highest quality of surgical and diagnostic services assuring that all persons receive the same standard of care.
  • We will act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness in the way we conduct our business and care for our patients.
  • We will strive to build partnerships with the providers, consumers and payors to assure the creation of quality surgery and diagnostic services.


To be the desired outpatient surgical and diagnostic center in Colleton and surrounding counties by providing quality, cost-competitive and compassionate services while enhancing the quality of life for our patients, staff, and community.

History of Our Organization

Approximately 17 years ago, the physicians in the Colleton County area approached the owners of the Colleton Medical Center regarding the construction and operation of an outpatient surgery center. At the time, hospital management did not envision the center a feasible option. The physicians pursued the concept with the Roper Care Alliance. The Alliance was very interested and applied for a CON.

Shortly after, Columbia/HCA purchased the local hospital. The new CEO of Colleton Medical Center expressed a definite interest in meeting the needs of the community and the local physicians. The CEO pursued a partnership in the outpatient surgery center with the Alliance.

In 1996, Columbia/HCA and the Roper Care Alliance formed a joint venture to construct and operate the outpatient surgery center. The joint venture was established as the Colleton Ambulatory Care, LLC. The Colleton Diagnostic Center, LLC was also formed to provide laboratory, EKG, diagnostic x-ray, and mammography services located within the same facility.

In 2002, Colleton Medical Center become the sole owner of the center. The center is freestanding and is the only one of its kind in Colleton County. Physicians from Colleton County and surrounding areas have privileges and provide high quality and accessible care to the local community and surrounding areas.

Careers & Volunteers


Thank you for your interest in the Ambulatory Surgery Center. Please call (843) 782-2630 for more information relating to job openings at the center.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Ambulatory Surgery and Diagnostic Center. Please contact Volunteer Program at (843) 782-2652 to learn more about our volunteering opportunities.