Patient Stories 

Patient Stories

 Richard Starling

Richard Starling felt his heart was pounding out of control and checked himself into Palmetto Health Richland's ER. New CryoAblation technology has given him the help he needed.


Although she was told her illness was likely the result of a viral infection, it turned out that Carolyn Brown had a hole in her heart.


Ken Carlson knew his family health history could be working against him. That's when he decided to ask his physician about preventive heart screening tests.


Inman Dorty had symptoms were written off as common pregnancy ailments. It turned out to be something much more serious.


Susan Zais

With her husband running for State Superintendent of Education, her son deployed in Iraq, and her daughter about to get engaged, Susan Zais wasn't prepared for the events that would unfold.


Kathy Brumbach

According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 43,470 new cases of endometrial cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year. Kathy Brumbach never could have imagined she would be part of that statistic.


Rachael Branham

A stomach virus went from bad to worse to life-threatening and Rachael was admitted to Children's Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.


Bianca Goodlet

Bianca was diagnosed with strabismus, a condition in which the eyes have difficulty working together to align properly.  


Jamar Burley

Jamar's symptoms at first resembled seasonal allergies. It turned out to be much more than that.


Mark Schimmoeller

Specialized ACL surgery technique gets young athletes back in the game.


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Vanessa Taylor

Normal vital signs and EKG results left Vanessa Taylor concerned about what was really wrong. The Heart Hospital had the answers.

 Keith Rucker Keith Rucker

Mr. Rucker is a walking miracle thanks to the care provided by Palmetto Health Heart Hospital.
Tyrone Hills

Tyrone Hills

To all the men out there who'd rather not think about prostate cancer, Tyrone Hills has this to say: "Either you deal with it or it will deal with you."

Levi Bledsoe

Born prematurely at 23 and a half weeks' gestation, Palmetto Health Richland's Level III NICU was the right place for Levi's care. 

Buddy Pough

Buddy Pough, winning head football coach at South Carolina State University is so pleased with the care he receives at Palmetto Health Richland's Total Joint Center he recommended that his mother become a patient.

Corrie Hester

Corrie Hester's leg pains turned out to be something much more serious.

The Callahan Family

The Callahan family is grateful that Palmetto Health Baptist's new Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit was there for them when they needed it the most.

Evan Whitlock

Life changed in an instant for the Whitlock family when a suspected drunk driver slammed into their car.


Julian Burgess Jr.

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery is a radically different approach to radiation treatment for certain brain disorders, including malignant tumors that have metastasized to the brain. Learn how it benefited Julian Burgess Jr.

Ruthie Johnson

Ruthie Johnson, a breast cancer patient with a strong family history of breast cancer, is especially grateful for the skill of her Palmetto Health Breast Center radiologist and surgeon.


Madeline Harris

Spinal fusion surgery at Palmetto Health Children's Hospital puts Madeline back on track to begin cheerleading again.

Tom Hill

Palmetto Health Heart Hospital patient Tom Hill says he was treated like family after suffering a heart attack and receiving record-breaking care.


Shakina Clyburn and Justin Chambers

Following a terrible wreck, Shakina and Justin underwent multiple surgeries and several months of intensive rehabilitation.

Jess Maddox

Jess's mother felt treatment for his tumor was the best care available anywhere.

Bud Harrelson

Bud Harrelson had no idea that thanks to the venom of a vampire bat he would once again be dancing with his wife.