Beaufort Memorial and Harrison Peeples announce new relationship

Beaufort Memorial Harrison Peeples Health Care Center will enhance services and care in Varnville and Hampton

VARNVILLE, SC – Beaufort Memorial and Harrison Peeples Health Care Center have entered into an ownership agreement to help strengthen the services and resources available to residents in Hampton County and the surrounding areas. The relationship took effect June 1.

The newly renamed Beaufort Memorial Harrison Peeples Health Care Center will continue to employ all 28 physicians, advanced clinical practitioners and support staff. The facility currently serves residents of Hampton County, as well as parts of Allendale, Colleton and Jasper Counties.

“We are very excited to continue to work with the talented and compassionate caregivers at Harrison Peeples,” said Beaufort Memorial President and CEO Rick Toomey. “We – and many of our medical staff members – have had a wonderful relationship with Buck Harvey, Drs. Shealy and McGown and their team for many years and we look forward to continuing to support and grow their practice to meet the community’s needs.”

Harrison Peeples Health Care Center is a not-for-profit health care center, as is Beaufort Memorial Hospital. Harrison Peeples opened in 1991 with a mission to improve the health and wellbeing of the citizens of the Lowcountry by providing excellent, compassionate health care services while improving the future of healthcare for all through health professions training and rural health care research.

“We’ve had a longstanding relationship with Beaufort Memorial and one of the things that appealed to us about joining their team was the alignment of our missions to improve the health of our communities,” said Buck Harvey, PA-C, of Harrison Peeples. “We truly could not be more pleased to be working with a group of people who share our vision and our values.”

Beaufort Memorial Harrison Peeples Health Care Center is part of the growing Beaufort Memorial Physician Partners network of providers which includes primary care, cardiology, general surgery, vascular surgery, orthopaedics, gastroenterology, neurology, oncology, psychiatry and other services.

The practice will remain at its current location at 1000 West Pine Street in Varnville.

For more information call (803) 943-5228. To learn more about Beaufort Memorial visit


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