Our affiliate system

We are building one organization with affiliates in two regions. Our parent company, now known as Prisma Health, supports both affiliates with overall direction and leadership as we continue to align. We will soon share one brand across the entire organization to better reflect this. The rebranded Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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We are becoming Prisma Health in early 2019

Palmetto Health Stroke Center

Advanced stroke care

When seconds count, turn to our team of stroke experts

Expert physicians and advanced technology have earned the Palmetto Health Stroke Center accreditation as an Advanced Certification Primary Stroke Center from The Joint Commission.

Time is critical when it comes to a stroke. Our team is on-site 24/7, with a multidisciplinary program of care and leading-edge approach for stroke patients.

Signs of a stroke: BE FAST to seek care

Anil Yallapragada, MD, medical director at the Palmetto Health Stroke Center and a physician with Palmetto Health-USC Neurology, discusses what a stroke is and its causes. If you see any of these signs, it’s important to BE FAST seeking care – because with strokes, seconds matter.

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Contact us

If you or someone with you experiences signs of a stroke, call 911 immediately.

For transfers, call 1-800-75 SHOCK (1-800-757-4625).

For program information, please contact Amanda Cotter.


Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center

Award-winning care
Palmetto Health Richland has been honored with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus quality achievement award and Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll for stroke care, recognizing our commitment to success and quality care.

Leading research and clinical trials
Palmetto Health is committed to participating in sophisticated clinical trials to better the outcomes of stroke patients everywhere. View our current trials »

Get With the Guidelines 2017 Gold Plus Target: Stroke Honor Roll

Our dedicated team of experts includes:
  • Vascular neurologists
  • Neurocritical care physicians
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Emergency medicine physicians 
  • Endovascular surgical neuroradiologists
  • Interventional neuroradiologists
  • Physical therapists
  • Speech therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • CT & MRI technologists
  • Nurses with special care emphasis on stroke
  • Social workers
  • Nutritionists
  • Case managers
  • Pharmacists

Our stroke team neurologists are all faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Meet our Team

National benchmarks
How are we doing?

Our overall compliance with the American Heart Associations’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures are above 85%.

Serious complication rates for symptomatic carotid endarterectomy and carotid arterial stenting are better than national average.

Serious complication rates for diagnostic angiograms are better than national average.

On call 24/7

The stroke team at Palmetto Health is often referred to as the "Brain Attack Team". We are ready to treat victims of stroke and other abnormal vascularities of the brain 24/7.

We are experts in treating all types of strokes and related brain conditions, including:

  • Ischemic stroke - reduced blood flow due to a blood clot
  • Hemorrhagic stroke - reduced blood supply due to a blood vessel bursting
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA) - "mini-stroke"
  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Cerebral aneurysm