Statistical Profile

Fiscal Year 2018 Statistical Profile

(October 1, 2017– September 30, 2018)

Prisma Health–Midlands, formerly Palmetto Health, is the largest and most comprehensive integrated health care system in the South Carolina Midlands region.

Our system

Our locally owned, nonprofit system includes six Joint Commission-accredited acute-care hospitals with 1,352 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 has been co-owner of Baptist Easley Hospital with Greenville Health System, but as of Oct. 1, 2018, Baptist Easley became part of Greenville Health System.

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 33 residency and fellowship programs affiliated with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Areas of specialty at Palmetto Health include:
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Behavioral care
  • Breast care
  • Cancer care
  • 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
  • Spine Center
  • Surgery (including the Midlands region’s first da Vinci® robotic surgical systems)
  • Trauma care (the region’s only Level I trauma center and the state’s first Level II pediatric trauma center)
  • Women’s care
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.

Pie chart graphic of Palmetto Health providersPalmetto Health-USC Medical Group 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 800 providers* and 2,200 team members, 116 practices and 164 locations, it is the region’s largest multispecialty medical group.

In late 2019, Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will become Prisma Health-USC 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 nearly 300 advanced practice providers

PHQC Physicians by specialty

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


Pediatricians (including pediatric specialists)


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


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


Total (including nearly 520 physicians – 89 primary care and specialty practices – in the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group)



(October 1, 2017– September 30, 2018)

  Palmetto Health Baptist Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge Palmetto Health Richland
(including Children's Hospital and Heart Hospital)
Palmetto Health Tuomey Palmetto Health
Number of licensed beds 352 76 641 283 1,352
Inpatient admissions 22,720 5,274 33,919 10,436 72,349
Births 2,866 660 2,383 1,296 7,205
Surgical procedures
Inpatient 3,687 1,531 7,964 1,859 15,041
Outpatient 8,382 7,558 11,707 4,050 31,897
Open heart procedures     377   377
Catheterization lab procedures 847   11,205 528 12,580
Patient days
Adult and pediatric (including newborns) 89,111 21,613 221,471 52,464 384,659
Average daily census 244 59 607 144 1,054
Average length of stay (in days) 3.92 4.10 6.53 5.03 5.32
Outpatient services
Emergency Department visits 46,048 34,762 94,650 61,463 236,923
Outpatient visits (including ED, O/P and other clinics) 248,759 110,838 572,378 143,322 1,075,297
HomeCare admissions 4,099       4,099
Mammograms         34,256
Team members
Total team members 2,016 696 4,995 1,596 15,734*
System team members (including RNs)         2,005
Volunteers (includes 44 Hospice volunteers) 217 123 216 125 725
Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group         2,245
Baptist Easley (performance is reported by Greenville Health System)        


Registered nurses (including full-time, part-time and PRNs) 744 302 1,673 547 4,218**
Medical staff
Physicians 802 616 884 183 2,485
Of 2,485 physicians, 771 have privileges on multiple campuses, including Baptist, Baptist Parkridge, Children's Hospital, Heart Hospital, Richland and Tuomey.
Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative Physicians
Includes nearly 533 physicians (116 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 464 Palmetto Health system, 211 Baptist Easley and 277 Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group registered nurses.

Download the 2018 Statistical Profile (PDF)

For a list of all Quality Collaborative members, visit

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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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