Palmetto Health is the largest and most comprehensive integrated health care system in the South Carolina Midlands region. More than 15,000 team members, physicians and volunteers are dedicated to working together to fulfill Palmetto Health’s Vision: To be remembered by each patient as providing the care and compassion we want for our families and ourselves.
Our locally owned, not-for-profit system includes six Joint Commission-accredited acute-care hospitals with 1,439 patient beds – Palmetto Health Baptist, Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, Palmetto Health Heart Hospital, Palmetto Health Richland and Palmetto Health Tuomey. In the South Carolina upstate region, Palmetto Health also co-owns Baptist Easley Hospital with Greenville Health System.
In June 2017, we announced our intention to join with Greenville Health System to create a new, not-for-profit health company. The new company is designed to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve. In November 2017, we finalized our partnership and began operating as one health company under the leadership of co-CEOs Charles D. Beaman Jr., and Michael C. Riordan, who previously led Palmetto Health and Greenville Health System, respectively.
Palmetto Health is supported by a network of physicians and advanced practice providers in the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group and the Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative, as well as two 501(c)(3) foundations. Palmetto Health trains the next generation of physicians through its 26 residency and fellowship programs affiliated with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.
(October 1, 2016– September 30, 2017)
Palmetto Health Baptist
Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge
Palmetto Health Richland
(including Children's Hospital and Heart Hospital)
Palmetto Health Tuomey
Number of licensed beds
Open heart procedures
Catheterization lab procedures
Adult and pediatric (including newborns)
Average daily census
Average length of stay (in days)
Emergency Department visits
Outpatient visits (including ED, O/P and other clinics)
Total team members
System team members (including RNs)
Volunteers (includes 58 Hospice volunteers)
Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group
Baptist Easley (performance is reported by Greenville Health System)
Registered nurses (including full-time, part-time and PRNs)
Of 1,756 physicians, 734 have privileges on multiple campuses, including Baptist, Baptist Parkridge, Children's Hospital, Heart Hospital, Richland and Tuomey.
Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative Physicians
Includes more than 500 physicians (80 primary care and specialty practices) in the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group.
*Figure includes hospital, ambulatory services and system team members, Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group, Baptist Easley and volunteers.
** Figure includes 541 Palmetto Health System and Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group registered nurses.
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Two large networks of providers – Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group and the Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative – serve as the primary entry points for patients being cared for by Palmetto Health. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group, launched in April 2016, is a not-for-profit company that brings together health care providers from two of South Carolina’s most respected organizations – Palmetto Health and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. With more than 700 providers* and almost 2,000 team members, in nearly 100 practices and more than 100 locations, it is the region’s largest multispecialty medical group.
The Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative (PHQC) is a nationally recognized clinically integrated system of physicians that drives targeted improvements in health care quality and efficiency. Since its inception in 2010, the PHQC has been committed to increasing the quality of care patients receive by setting higher performance and quality expectations for participating physicians.
All physicians in the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group are members of the PHQC.
*Includes more than 200 advanced practice providers
Pediatricians (including pediatric specialists)
Primary Care Physicians (including family medicine, geriatrics, internal medicine and OB/GYN)
Specialists (including heart and vascular, emergency medicine, gastroenterology and neurology)
Surgeons (including bariatric, heart and vascular, general, neurosurgery, orthopedic, pediatric and plastic)
Total (including nearly 500 physicians – 97 primary care and specialty practices – in the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group)
For a list of all Quality Collaborative members, visit thephqc.org.
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In addition, our Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center doctors serve as the exclusive official team physicians for all Gamecock sports.