It’s official! Palmetto Health has been recognized as best in health care for the fifth consecutive year by readers of The State newspaper in its annual Readers’ Choice awards announced Sunday, Oct. 26. Thank you!
Welcome to the holiday season—that whirlwind of gift-giving, decorating, holiday parties, countless activities—and who are we kidding, stress. While our imaginations are filled with images of bountiful feasts and idyllic family gatherings, a recent poll showed that more than 80% of us find the holiday season to be ‘somewhat’ or ‘very’ stressful. Wow, that’s a reality check. Maybe we should consider handling things differently this year. Somewhere between a Grinch-like avoidance of the holidays and an overindulgent, holiday frenzy, there is a middle path. Download our Holiday Survival Guide. Need to talk to someone? Palmetto Health Counseling can help. Call 803-296-5879.
Healing Waters at Palmetto Health is scheduled to bring a new spa to Midlands’ residents on Thursday, Jan. 15. Palmetto Health Healing Waters, the 6,931 square-foot spa located on the Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge campus in Northwest Columbia will be open to everyone in the community. The spa will offer traditional services and treatments, including anti-aging Pure MD® facials, massage therapy and Healing Waters’ body rituals. Other services include medical aesthetic procedures, such as Botox and dermal fillers; plastic surgery procedures including both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery; and wellness activities.
Local plastic surgeon Peter Haines, M.D. has been named Medical Director. In addition to Haines, the spa will employ more than 25 team members, including registered nurses, aestheticians, estheticians, massage therapists, etc.
Haines is a board certified plastic surgeon who has been caring for patients in the Columbia community for 28 years. He is relocating his practice to join Palmetto Health Healing Waters, where he will lead plastic surgery services. Haines is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the American Cleft Palate Association, the Columbia Medical Society, and several other professional organizations. His expertise encompasses a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries including pediatric and congenital deformities.
Palmetto Health Participating in Health Insurance Marketplace Plans
What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?
Part of the Affordable Care Act and sometimes known as the health insurance “exchange,” the Health Insurance Marketplace helps people find health coverage. It is designed for individuals who do not qualify for employer coverage, Medicare or Medicaid, and may be eligible to purchase coverage through the Marketplace.