Statistical Profile

Fiscal year 2017

We’re on a journey to transform the health care experience for our patients and their families.

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 ParkridgePalmetto Health Children’s Hospital, Palmetto Health Heart HospitalPalmetto Health Richland and Palmetto Health Tuomey. In the South Carolina upstate region, Palmetto Health also co-owns Baptist Easley Hospital with Greenville Health System.


Our areas of specialty include:
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Behavioral care
  • Breast care
  • Cancer care
  • Emergency/Trauma care (the region’s only Level I trauma center and the state’s first Level II pediatric trauma center)
  • Geriatrics
  • Heart and vascular care (including the Advanced Heart Health Center and the Midlands’ only Left Ventricular Assist Device program)
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neuroscience
  • Obstetrics (including high-risk pregnancy and genetic counseling, and the area’s only two Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units)
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Surgery (including the Midlands region’s first da Vinci® robotic surgical systems)
  • Women’s care

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.

Statistical profile

(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

Palmetto Health

Admissions

Number of licensed beds

374

76

641

301

1,392

Inpatient admissions

23,357

5,501

34,019

11,019

73,896

Births

2,979

726

2,199

1,301

7,205

Surgical procedures

Inpatient

4,686

1,592

7,945

2,067

16,290

Outpatient

7,958

7,574

11,349

4,732

31,613

Open heart procedures

 

 

460

 

460

Catheterization lab procedures

927

 

9,956

308

11,191

Patient days

Adult and pediatric (including newborns)

101,003

20,738

212,724

61,736

396,201

Average daily census 

277

57

583

169

1,086

Average length of stay (in days)

4.32

3.77

6.25

5.60

5.36

Outpatient services

Emergency Department visits

47,218

35,041

93,658

63,489

239,406

Outpatient visits (including ED, O/P and other clinics)

246,994

108,456

650,149

146,441

1,152,040

HomeCare admissions

4,178

 

 

 

4,178

Mammograms

 

 

 

 

34,023

Team members

Total team members

2,108

718

4,921

1,613

14,693*

System team members (including RNs)

       

1,908

Volunteers (includes 58 Hospice volunteers)

118

100

300

200

776

Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group

 

 

 

 

1,816

Baptist Easley (performance is reported by Greenville Health System)

 

 

   

833

Registered nurses (including full-time, part-time and PRNs)

760

297

1,624

539

3,761**

Medical staff

Physicians

765

574

871

280

1,756

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.

979

*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.

Download the 2017 Statistical Profile (PDF)

Our providers

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

PHQC Physicians by specialty

Pediatricians (including pediatric specialists)

137

Primary Care Physicians (including family medicine, geriatrics, internal medicine and OB/GYN)

164

Specialists (including heart and vascular, emergency medicine, gastroenterology and neurology)

570

Surgeons (including bariatric, heart and vascular, general, neurosurgery, orthopedic, pediatric and plastic)

108

Total (including nearly 500 physicians – 97 primary care and specialty practices – in the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group)

979

For a list of all Quality Collaborative members, visit thephqc.org.
 

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Palmetto Health is the official health care provider for the USC Gamecocks.We're proud to partner with the University of South Carolina and serve as the official health care provider for the USC Gamecocks.

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In addition, our Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center doctors serve as the exclusive official team physicians for all Gamecock sports.

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