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Posted on: March 13, 2023

Council Gives Initial Approval for Annexation of St. Francis Downtown Hospital

St. Francis Hospital entrance

The City of Greenville continues to build its relationship with Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. Greenville City Council gave initial approval to an ordinance that would annex the St. Francis Downtown Hospital into the City.  

St. Francis Downtown joins its St. Francis Eastside inside the city limits. The change allows the downtown location to see lower property taxes and reduced water rates while gaining all municipal services. The City will now be able to serve the hospital campus with Greenville Police Department patrols and Greenville City Fire Department response. 

“The City looks forward to working with Bon Secours on potential campus improvements, as well as offering greater focus for neighborhood improvements — including sidewalks, repaving, traffic management and crime prevention,” said Mayor Knox White.  

The St. Francis Downtown Hospital will also benefit from increased representation in local government and qualify to participate in the City’s power line burial program.  

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