Following the announcement that Grand Strand Medical Center will add a new pediatrics floor, Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement:

"Caring for children is extremely important, so we are encouraged that they will continue to receive remarkable care at Grand Strand Medical Center through the building of this new pediatrics floor. Grand Strand Medical has a top-tier medical team that has been providing exemplary service and care to patients in the Myrtle Beach area for decades. This expansion not only ensures that level of superior service will continue, but it also ensures that our local economy - through the creation of new jobs - will remain healthy as well."