Carolinas Hospital System
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Florence General Hospital and Bruce Hospital System had both progressed into sophisticated healthcare organizations. Yet rather than continue to operate as separate entities, the leadership of both facilities had the foresight to take a major step to impact the delivery of healthcare services for the future. In 1989, the boards of trustees of Bruce Hospital System and Florence General Hospital voted to organize a joint venture that would offer specialized services at a more reasonable and justifiable cost to the community. These services included magnetic resonance imaging, cardiac catheterization, rehabilitation services and maternity services through The Women's Center, a 20-bed freestanding hospital.