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Project READY


Palmetto Health believes that since risk-taking is a natural part of adolescence, the youth need the opportunity to see the consequences of their choices. This is accomplished through Palmetto Health’s reality-based education program called Project READY (Realistic Education about Dying Young), which exposes adolescents from Richland, Lexington, and Fairfield counties to the Palmetto Health Richland Level I Trauma Center.

During a Project READY (5hr) session, participants will:

  • Talk with trauma surgeons and Emergency Room (ER) doctors
  • Touch and feel the real equipment used to treat injuries in the operating room
  • See inside a real ER, trauma bay, and morgue
  • Witness a pretend trauma patient scene in the ER
  • Interact with physical, occupational, and speech therapist and experience firsthand the daily challenges experienced by injured trauma patients.

Presenters in session may include the SC Department of Public Safety, SLED, or National Safety Council of SC (“Alive at 25” program). Some presentations will include graphic images of injured trauma patients which may be disturbing to teens.

**A light breakfast and lunch will be provided to registered participants.

**There will be adult supervision during session (parents may drop-off and pick-up child).


Interested in attending an upcoming session? Contact Palmetto Health’s CareCall at 803-296-CARE (2273) to register. You must register to participate.


• Resident within Richland, Lexington or Fairfield counties

• Must be ages 13-21


FY 2014 Project READY Saturday Schedule




January 18

8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Richland Hospital Auditorium

February 22

8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Richland Hospital Auditorium

March 8

8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Richland Hospital Auditorium

April 26

8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Richland Hospital Auditorium

May 17 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Richland Hospital Auditorium


For more information about Project READY, please contact:

Nichole Spivey at 434-6231 or nichole.spivey@palmettohealth.org