Community testing will reach populations who may not otherwise have access to traditional testing or online virtual visit
Both centers were also named Centers of Distinction along with the Upstate Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center in Laurens County.
The community testing, done in partnership with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and state agencies, will reach populations who may not otherwise have access to traditional testing or online virtual visits.
Prisma Health is hosting seven community testing events this week alone. Since May 2, it has screened more than 4,730 people at its community testing events across the state.
The drive-thru community testing, done in partnership with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and state agencies, tries to reach populations who may not otherwise have access to traditional testing or online virtual visits.
The company worked with Prisma Health to develop the six-inch neck straps onto which face-mask ear loops can be easily – and comfortably – attached.
Testing is a priority for Prisma Health, especially providing access to communities that need it the most. Testing at this week’s sites will be provided 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Celebration seeks to draw inspiration from and provide support to survivors of traumatic injuries and their caregivers, opening the road to their recovery from trauma.
A bubble parade to celebrate an 8-year-old Brooke and her story as a trauma survivor. Her family will be there to celebrate with her including her sister Michelle who also is a survivor.
The community testing will reach populations who may not otherwise have access to traditional testing or online virtual visits.
Face shields identified as critical-needs manufacturing project to ensure access regardless of national supply levels.
Both camps plan to resume their typical programming schedule in 2021.
First responders from Sumter County wanted to do something special for the Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital team members to celebrate their hard work and dedication.
As scheduling is resumed for outpatient procedures, a new companion visitor policy requires screening, masking and distancing in waiting areas.
The community testing, done in partnership with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), will reach populations who may not otherwise have access to traditional testing or online virtual visits.
Higher stress levels due to COVID-19 could lead to increased risk of child abuse.
Prisma Health is the first healthcare system in South Carolina to launch an interactive symptom checker for COVID-19 on its website.
South Carolina businesses, elected officials join forces to help secure mask supply from overseas.
Prisma Health, along with Governor Henry McMaster, Atlas Air, Boeing, Discommon Founder Neil Ferrier, and members of South Carolina’s Congressional Delegation will greet and unload a Boeing Dreamlifter – a converted Boeing 747-400 Large Cargo Freighter (LCF) – filled with surgical ear loop masks.
Distilleries and farmers put aside moonshine and bloody mary mixer to provide relief for Prisma Health employees.
Prisma Health is beginning to perform surgeries for patients whose time-sensitive procedures were deferred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
First responders from Richland County and City of Columbia wanted to do something special for the Prisma Health team members to celebrate their hard work and dedication.
Phase 3 trial tests effectiveness of remdesivir to weaken the virus in hospitalized patient.
Amy Kinard was able to see her husband Tony for the first time in a week last Friday.
The Blood Connection will be collecting convalescent plasma donations from recovered COVID-19 patients.
The overall goal of the trial is to determine if blood plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients can improve the chance of recovery for people severely-ill with the disease.
KershawHealth hospital in Camden experienced a surge in COVID-19 cases in March, and Prisma Health was able to transfer five ventilators to their facility.
To best care for our patients, we are grouping together COVID-19 patients and, in the Midlands, moving expectant mothers, newborns and oncology patients between Prisma Health inpatient facilities.
Greenville-based company provides healthcare systems and businesses with employee health and financial wellness services, medication risk assessment, laboratory work, genetics testing, management consulting and other services.
The VESper Ventilator Expansion Splitter is authorized for emergency use only to allow a single ventilator to be fitted with the Ventilator Splitter to be used for two rescuable patients for ventilatory support during the COVID-19 pandemic until individual ventilators are available.
Prisma Health, the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) and local manufacturers are working together to bolster supplies for the COVID-19 response.
Prisma Health recently updated its policy on team member personal protective equipment (PPE) to match the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Being done on a limited basis, testing is reducing the number of patients awaiting COVID-19 test results at hospitals.
We appreciate our local communities’ desire to come together during this time of need and are committed to our patients and our community.
FDA gives emergency use authorization of “Y” splitter tubing to allow a single ventilator to assist up to four patients.
The tests will be performed at the hospital’s Calhoun Street/Day Surgery entrance, address, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday.
Practice appointments utilizing more telemedicine and elective surgeries are affected.
Beginning at 7 a.m., Friday, March 20, visitors will no longer be allowed in our hospitals.
Prisma Health hospitals in the Midlands and Upstate will continue to care for potential and confirmed COVID-19 patients.
Testing is only for patients with electronic orders from their Prisma Health provider or from a Prisma Health Virtual Visit provider.
Prisma Health is adding additional visitor restrictions, including screening questions, for all visitors entering hospitals.
The decision to postpone is based on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation.
Prisma Health has made its Virtual Visits free to anyone seeking care for potential COVID-19.
Come hear the latest from Prisma Health physicians, infection prevention and emergency management experts.
The patient from Kershaw County with presumptive positive novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which was confirmed by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC), has been transferred to Prisma Health Richland Hospital in Columbia.
South Carolina health system signs agreement to purchase facilities from LifePoint Health; enhances focus on ensuring high-quality, accessible healthcare and improving the health and well-being of communities.
Prisma Health is monitoring the current outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.
Organizations are collaborating with Project ChildSafe® to provide free firearm safety kit.
“Having Conversations That Matter” will be Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Prisma Health Baptist Hospital Auditorium.
Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Midlands camp serves children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.
The event will be held Saturday, March 14, 8 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St.
The fully equipped mobile clinic will offer free services to the community.
Prisma Health officials announced today that they are taking additional measures to improve operating efficiencies and streamline the organization.
Santa and his elves join the Columbia-Richland County Fire Department for the tenth annual Christmas Eve visit to surprise children and their families.
If you have a question about a job offer you have received, please call us at 864-797-7593.
First responders and team members will join together in front of the hospital to light up the night.
Prisma Health–Midlands Adolescent Recovery Center offers tips for coping with family during the holidays.
U.S. PIRG’s Trouble in Toyland finds dangerous toys on shelves during holiday shopping season.
Pediatricians caution consumers to watch for recalled toys online and in the home.
November is Bladder Health Month. While many of us may not think about our bladder, Bladder Health Month serves as a reminder that bladder health should be considered.
Since he has been at the helm, a few themes emerged – including further integrating the health company, improving the team member experience and relentlessly pursuing perfection for patients.
Hospitalized children and their families will have an opportunity to celebrate Halloween by playing carnival games and trick-or-treating in the hospital atrium.
A Level II Special Care Nursery has enhanced capability over a traditional newborn nursery.
Personal information affected may have included an affected individual’s full name, address, date of birth and health information.
Prisma Health has been recognized as best hospital system for the tenth year in a row by readers of The State newspaper.
During his 40-year career, Stallworth has taught nearly every student who graduated from the University of South Carolina’s School of Medicine (USC SOM) Department of Pediatrics.
The candy aisles are stocked and the jack-o’-lanterns illuminated, reminding us that Halloween is just around the corner.
Surgeons at the hospital recently performed the first robotic-assisted surgeries in Sumter.
Event encourages the public to drop off expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs to the front lawn of Prisma Health Richland Hospital.
We are pleased to welcome the 15 cardiologists and seven advanced practice providers, along with more than 90 supporting team members, as this practice becomes Palmetto Health-USC Cardiology Columbia Heart.
The quarter-mile memorial walk is for anyone whose life has been touched by the loss of a baby, through either miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, neonatal or newborn death.
Innovative care model keeps patients out of the hospital by bringing key elements of inpatient care directly into patients’ own homes.
Prisma Health registered nurses will administer the flu shot to anyone six months and older.
Cardiology practice joins Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group.
Atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common form of irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia, is expected to increase as the American population gets older.
Prisma Health is notifying individuals of a theft that potentially resulted in unauthorized access to patient information.
Man’s life saved by the dedication of the Prisma Health Richland Hospital neurosurgery team.
Researchers received a $2.9 million federal grant from the Department of Defense.
The new Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program is an important step in improving health care access in South Carolina’s rural areas.
Prisma Health is notifying individuals of a theft that resulted in unauthorized access to patient information.
Prisma Health is taking steps to make sure the community has access to care from anywhere in South Carolina.
A new family medicine residency program based at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital and in collaboration with Tandem Health in Sumter has recently welcomed its first four resident physicians.
A bully can turn what should be an exciting new school year into a nightmare. If your child is the target of a bully, there are ways to stop the bullying or lessen the impact.
Prisma Health expands groundbreaking cancer therapies across more of S.C.
Prisma Health Richland Hospital Trauma Center provides community education in bleeding control techniques as part of its outreach.
Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Midlands dietitian nutritionist Tracey Campbell has tips to simplify lunches and snacks
Scholarship will be awarded each year by Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center and the Hawkins Foundation.
Many parents relax their children’s bedtime rules and sleep requirements during summer months. This can create a challenge for children who need to get back to a routine for the upcoming school year.
Project READY is a reality-based injury prevention program for teens and young adults ages 13-21.
Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital top 50 for gynecology.
Your child saw a frightening story on the evening news. How do you respond to your child’s questions?
With backpacks topping most students' checklists, Prisma Health Children's Hospital–Midlands offers some tips to keep in mind when purchasing and using backpacks.
Several hundred infants die each year in sitting devices like car seats, strollers, bouncers or swings when those devices are used improperly for routine sleep.
The new practice will provide high-quality urological care with the latest technology and innovative treatment plans.
Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Midlands, Safe Kids Midlands and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) urge families to protect their children from injuries caused by fireworks.
Megan Nagle, DO, psychiatry resident physician, and Alex Wagner, MD, pediatrics resident physician, are the 2019 Prisma Health–Midlands Resident Physicians of the Year.
National HIV Testing Day is Thursday, June 27. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group and Prisma Health–Midlands join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in encouraging everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 to be tested for HIV at least once.
Camp Wonder Hands, led by Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Midlands, offers a summer camp experience for hard-of-hearing and deaf children.
When Caryn Hudson of Chester was three months old, her doctors discovered that she had profound sensorineural hearing loss.
Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Midlands pediatrician offers tips to help parents decide when a child is ready to stay home alone.
The summit will cover a variety of topics including healthy relationships, bullying and college life.
CAMP KEMO offers a summer camp experience for children with cancer and blood disorders. CAMP KEMO celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.
“Dr. Ron,” as he is affectionately known by patients and staff, retired in 2017 as the medical director of the Aflac Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Midlands.
O’Halla will join Prisma Health in mid-August.
Program helps students with intellectual and developmental disabilities transition to work.
Prisma Health Richland Hospital, the only Level I Trauma Center in the Midlands, wants to remind the community of the importance of household gun safety.
Students will compete on the da Vinci simulator and get the chance to ask questions of physicians who perform surgery with the robot
With three tragic ATV-related deaths over the Memorial Day weekend, Safe Kids Midlands and Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Midlands want the community to know important facts about all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety.
Physicians remind community of how quickly temperatures can rise in cars.
Event will address issues that teens battle during the school year and throughout the summer.
Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Midlands pediatricians and Safe Kids Midlands offer tips to keep children safe.
Practice is the first family medicine location in Medical Group to offer the patient-centered prenatal health program.
Performers will make a special visit to children at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Midlands.
James Rawl had just finished lunch at a restaurant when he became choked. Even though James didn’t think anything was wrong, his mother recognized the signs of stroke and called 9-1-1.
Apex team will provide athletic training for the South Carolina United FC Training Corps youth soccer skills development program.
Fairfield County community members who are seeking help for their orthopedic rehabilitation needs – from neck and knee pain to stroke recovery to general physical conditioning – do not need to travel out of town for treatment.
The Walk-in Clinic will replace the Mobile Clinic as a permanent location on the Prisma Health Richland Hospital campus.
Named Best Hospital and Best Imaging Facility for the second year in a row.
Tonya Williams' family responded quickly to help save her life after she suffered a stroke while sleeping.
Prisma Health–Midlands will offer free seminars and health screenings during May to help educate the community about the dangers of stroke and hypertension.
This year, 12 Prisma Health nurses received a Palmetto Gold award.
Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Midlands expert offers tips to help community recognize and prevent child abuse.
April is National Autism Awareness Month, and Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Midlands encourages community members to recognize the importance of early diagnosis in treatment of autism spectrum disorder.
Pediatric infectious disease physician Anna-Kathryn Burch discusses importance of vaccines in protecting community from return of diseases including measles, mumps and pertussis.
Being attentive to and mindful of your sexual health is important. For women, full sexual health includes a topic many are hesitant to address.
No call, text or other activity is worth compromising your safety or that of those around you.
Albert Odom, MD, is the only physician in South Carolina and North Carolina currently certified to perform Acessa ProVu procedure.
Medical experts concerned outbreaks of preventable and once-deadly diseases are occurring in children due to parents being misinformed.
Palmetto Health is notifying individuals of an email phishing incident that resulted in unauthorized access to individual email boxes. The incident was limited to certain employee email accounts, and did not affect our medical record systems.
Prisma Health encourages community members to learn the importance of athletic trainers for a safer approach to work, life and sport.
Nationwide initiative raises awareness, educates the community on the importance of early detection and screens as many community members as possible to help save lives.
High percentage of program graduates remain in the state to provide advanced specialty care for South Carolinians.
The CHNA is designed to help improve the overall health and wellness of a community by identifying its needs, resources and actions needed.
Attitudes and habits established at an early age are critical in maintaining good oral health.
The sun is rising on a new day at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Midlands as we unveil our new logo!
During the spring travel season, it's important to remember to protect yourself on the road.
The new practice will hold a ribbon cutting and open house, Friday, March 15, 1-3 p.m. Remarks will begin at 1:30 p.m.
J. Ryan Burke, MD, is first in South Carolina to perform aortic valve repair with new FDA-approved BioStable technology
Things you can do to help how the changes affect your own personal health, sleep habits and lifestyle.
New procedures are part of a commitment to ensuring the safety of every patient.
American Heart Month has special meaning for Columbia family.
Competitive cheerleader Sarah Beth Sheridan began having bad headaches, rapid heartbeats and passing out spells.
Community members will have the opportunity to hear speakers on heart health and participate in breakout sessions, cooking and exercise demonstrations and more.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 102 million Americans 20 years or older have high cholesterol and more than 35 million are at levels that put them at risk for heart disease.
Palmetto Heath-USC Family Medicine will hold a ribbon cutting and open house for its newest family practice on Friday, Feb. 22.
According to The American Heart Association, some major sources of added sugar in the American diet include regular soft drinks and fruit drinks.
Free seminars led by cardiac providers will focus on heart health.
Hospital is the only one in Midlands and one of three in South Carolina with certification.
Hospital is the only one is Midlands and one of three in South Carolina with certification.
As part of the event, Prisma Health is offering free heart health screenings throughout February and at the event.
Same-day care is a good option for community members suffering with cold and flu.
Award will support or establish hugging programs for newborns whose parents may live far away or are unable to visit.
Senior corporate leadership team to begin working from executive home office in Greenville this summer.
Santa and his elves join the Columbia Fire Department for the ninth annual Christmas Eve visit to surprise children and their families.
Classes begin in January 2019 for residents of Richland, Lexington, Fairfield and Sumter counties.
One of only two Gamma Knife radiosurgery centers in the state offers brain tumor patients a safer treatment option.
The Children’s Hospital Child Life department hosts a holiday parade for hospitalized children and their families.
Cold weather has the potential to be dangerous, so it’s important to know what to do when the freezing temperatures happen.
The facility combines the latest in technological advances for training athletes and rehabilitation of orthopedic patients.
Media invitation to upcoming holiday events at Palmetto Health.
The new facility combines the latest in technological advances for training athletes and rehabilitation of orthopedic patients in one comprehensive facility.
Epileptologist offers tips on what to do if you are present when someone has an epileptic seizure.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone people need to get energy from food.
U.S. PIRG’S Trouble in Toyland finds dangerous toys on shelves during holiday shopping season.
Pediatricians caution consumers to watch for recalled toys online, in stores and in the home.
The council is a partnership that will lead to the best outcomes and enhance quality and safety.
Palmetto Health has been recognized as best in health care for the ninth year in a row.
Unit cares for the most critically injured patients from Midlands and 16-county surrounding area.
Cindy Myers has been a team member at Palmetto Health for 17 years, but never thought she would be on the other side as a patient.
Palmetto Health Breast Center wants to remind women that early detection still is the best protection.
Free flu shots offered at schools, churches and community locations during month of October.
The new partnership makes this clinical service available for six elementary schools in the Sumter School District.
Event encourages the public to drop off expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
Demonstration and press conference will be held Monday, Oct. 15, in Pinewood.
Your age, gender and level of physical activity determine how many fruits and vegetables you should eat.
What better way to teach your children healthy habits than by being active as a family?
Practice offers colon cancer prevention, treats a full range of conditions and provides treatment of digestive disorders and liver disease.
Happy Birthday Palmetto Health Children's Hospital! South Carolina's first children's hospital, Palmetto Health Children's Hospital, was founded Sept. 28, 1983, as a hospital-within-a-hospital.
New name to reflect the nature of the organization and the bright future that lies ahead.
Details about the new name and logo to be announced Tuesday, Sept. 25.
September is being celebrated as National PACE® (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) Month.
This event is open to all older adults or anyone with balance issues.
Event is a chance for children with cancer and blood disorders to throw pies in the faces of doctors, nurses and caregivers in a delicious spirit of fun!
Care for more than 100 common conditions offered at no charge to residents impacted by the hurricane.
Program helps older adults continue living at home in their community
Palmetto Health is working to help assist as many patients as possible.
Children’s is first in the state to achieve this recognition.
USC student saved by fast action of the Palmetto Health Richland neurosurgery team.
Local mom will receive a 12-month supply of books to kick-off the month.
Upcoming events at Palmetto Health for September 2018.
Event recognizes infants celebrating their first birthday and remembers those who are not.
AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available.
Gilliam will lead all development and implementation of scientific priorities.
Opened Aug. 11, 2008, the 24 all-private rooms with one twin room offer specialized care to ill or premature newborns.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the South Carolina Legislature has designated Aug. 13-19 as South Carolina Immunization Week.
The theme of this month’s event is “Tribute to the 80s.”
Recipients recognized by Palmetto Health Foundation for their decades of devotion to patients and caregivers.
Gynecologic care can span a lifetime, now often starting earlier in life.
A new school year is just around the corner and parents are busy stocking up on school supplies.
Residents of Bishopville and surrounding communities will have a new avenue for family medical care on Friday, July 27.
Award recognizes innovation, excellence, outstanding achievements and best practices.
Award recognizes medical knowledge and abilities, as well as their commitment to Palmetto Health’s values.
Make sure to protect your health and well-being.
OB/GYN Alexander Smyth, M.D., shares his insights on medical and practical approaches
for common symptoms of menopause.
Remember to keep children away from dangerous yard equipment.
Recognized as one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation.
This is first time event is being held in Sumter.
With temperatures already in the 90s and continuing to rise, the excessive heat can also bring along the risk of heat-related illness.
Teen Talk School of the Year award honors a school for its excellence in supporting the teen program and the students who participate.
The camp began 22 years ago in the kitchen of Marolyn Amick, who wanted to provide a summer camp experience for her deaf son, Scott, and other deaf and hard-of-hearing children.
Free event is the first in a series and will feature a professional DJ, free bottled water and door prizes.
Community Health event for students in grades six through 12 covers a variety of topics including healthy relationships, bullying and college life
Camp serves children with cancer and their siblings.
“I came back inside the house, that’s when it happened.”
Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers tips to keep children safe in and around water
“It was like a light switch – everything shut down!”
Local musician Brian Conner will perform mini concert of children’s songs.
Four tips to prevent facial injuries with simple safety precaution.
A party to celebrate the lives of all babies who remained in the NICU for a period of time before going home.
Eight tips to help you protect your vision.
Dan Plunkett, a 71-year old pastor of a small church in Lamar, knows firsthand the havoc a brain tumor can cause.
Dena Hodge, a resident of Abbeville, was treated at the Palmetto Health Stroke Center.
Physicians remind community of how quickly temperatures can rise in cars.
On the day of the total solar eclipse Shelby Hall was gathering laundry and a "funny" feeling came over her.
Free annual summit designed to address issues facing teens
It’s official! Palmetto Health Tuomey has been named Best Hospital and Best Imaging Facility in the Sumter Item’s first “Best Of” readers’ choice contest.
May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month, and the neurosurgeons of Palmetto Health-USC Neurosurgery want the community to be aware of risk factors, symptoms, advanced treatment options and the forming of a new support group for brain tumor survivors and their families.
Eleven nurses from across the Palmetto Health system were honored at the annual Palmetto Gold gala Saturday, April 21, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
In recognition of Earth Day, Palmetto Health is encouraging the community to recycle with a free shred day at Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge
Early diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder is extremely important
Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers tips to help recognize and prevent child abuse
An event to celebrate the lives of all babies who remained in the NICU for a period of time before going home.
Namrata Shidaye, M.D., is the first physician to join the health care team at Palmetto Health-USC Family Medicine
A high percentage of program graduates remain in the state to provide medical care for South Carolinians
Vascular surgeons at Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group performing latest in fenestrated endograft
Currently there are 496 active Baby-Friendly hospitals and birth centers in the United States.
The Junior Volunteer program begins Monday, June 4 and ends Friday, July 27.
Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital-led camp serves children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing
Longtime community physician will open practice this spring.
March 20 is World Oral Health Day
There are several screening tests that can detect colorectal cancer early so it can be more easily and successfully treated.
Spring cleaning is a rite of passage as temperatures begin to heat up and the season starts to change
Center uses a multidisciplinary team approach to caring for patients
Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers tips to protect children
Athletic trainers play important role in health care community
There are things you can do to help how the time change affects your personal health, sleep habits and lifestyle
Palmetto Health is pleased to announce its medical staff officers for 2018.
Palmetto Health is proud to add this device to its arsenal of tools in the fight against heart disease in South Carolina.
Jessica Smith was standing in a restaurant in Winnsboro, South Carolina June 3, 2017, when her chest began hurting.
Injury prevention team partnering with the Brain Injury Association of SC to sponsor a free class for traumatic brain injury survivors and their families Tuesday, March 27.
More patients could be eligible for treatments to remove or dissolve blood clots that cause strokes
Palmetto Health clinicians will lead two free training sessions on Saturday, March 24.
The forum is designed to increase hearth health among women in the Midlands.
Beverly D. Chrisman will continue to serve as chair.
Over the years, Palmetto Health has expanded its footprint and offerings to serve our community.
Studies show the vaccine reduces the impact of the flu among the overall population.
Most of 62 patients expected to be evaluated, treated and released.
Anyone who suffers from back pain knows it isn’t just an inconvenience.
Palmetto Health is one of only three health care systems in United States to pilot a feasibility study performing the procedure.
The agreement builds on an existing strong relationship between the two health care organizations.
Hospital system asks the community for its help this flu season.
The new health company – using the working name of SC Health Company which was formed by a partnership between Greenville Health System (GHS) and Palmetto Health – is announcing its corporate and board leadership.
Forum and exhibition will be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
Players from the USC Sumter Baseball team will bring their mascot, Blaze, to Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital for interactive games in the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Atrium. Cornhole, basketball and other games will be set up for hospitalized children and their families.
With a major winter storm causing freezing temperatures, take extra precautions to protect children.
Dietitian Kristen Ziesmer recommends you make one single change each week.
Santa and his elves visit Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Christmas Eve.
Quit smoking for the new year and improve your health and the health of those around you.
Use these important reminders to help keep your child safe during the busiest season of the year.
Hospital has received a national certification for its cardiovascular rehabilitation program from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
A media invitation to holiday events for children at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.
Free flu shots offered at community church.
Dangerous or toxic toys can still be found on America’s store shelves.
Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health finalize partnership to form new health company.
Award given annually to one leader across health care system.
Pediatricians caution consumers to watch for recalled toys online and in the home.
Palmetto Health Behavioral Care offers tips for coping with family during the holidays.
Learn more about steps women can take to reduce the chance of complications or abnormalities during pregnancy.
Achievement is reserved only for institutions that perform the highest level of fragility fracture and bone health care.
The council is a partnership dedicated to improving patient experiences.
A diverse and small business development conference and vendor fair.
Shah will serve in multiple leadership capacities within Palmetto Health, the PHQC and the CCI.
Halloween is just around the corner and the candy shelves are tempting us.
Superheroes will distribute 75 hats and read to children in the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.
Stop bleeding training can be used by community to help during accidents.
Tips for a fun but safe Halloween.
Chiver is dedicated to Children’s Outpatient Physical and Specialty Therapy patients.
Providing safe, convenient and responsible disposal of prescription drugs.
A community walk for anyone whose life has been touched by the loss of a baby.
Palmetto Health has been activated to assist those who need medical care from Puerto Rico as part of the National Disaster Medical System, a federally coordinated health care system.
Midlands first-graders will get a hands-on learning experience in a unique “mini hospital” setting.
Palmetto Health Children's Hospital subspecialist was South Carolina's first Child Abuse pediatrician.
Palmetto Health is closing its spa, located at 300 Palmetto Health Pkwy. at Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge, effective Saturday, Sept. 16.
Come celebrate with Palmetto Health Richland team members and community members as they reflect on the hospital’s contribution to the community for 125 years.
Palmetto Health Richland team members and community members celebrate and reflect on the hospital’s contribution to the Columbia community for 125 years.
Girl is severely visually impaired with congenital cataracts.
Her greatest fear was being stuck on the side of the road and going into labor in the heavy evacuation traffic.
One in every three older adults experiences a fall each year resulting in injuries ranging from moderate to severe.
Palmetto Health has four PACE centers in the Columbia area.
Miss World America is a pre-med student who will compete in the Miss World contest in November.
Santa Claus saved by fast action of the Palmetto Health Richland neurosurgical team.
North Carolina child had surgery Sunday, but set up special telescope in front of hospital Monday.
Friday night lights and high school football will be starting again soon and Jalen Brown hopes to one day be back on the field.
Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center team leads fitness classes with three different options.
Columbia will be home to the longest total solar eclipse for a metro area on the East Coast Monday, Aug. 21.
Sleep medicine expert Trey Brown, M.D., has tips for a back-to-school sleep routine.
Orthopedic surgeon recommends ways to avoid injuries
Ambulatory Care Transition Team recently awarded the Above and Beyond Award.
Camp Wonder Hands is Sunday, July 16 through Friday, July 21, at Camp Kinard near Batesburg-Leesville.
Camp Wonder Hands, led by Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, offers summer camp experience for hard-of-hearing and deaf children.
Dental Health Initiative one of five collaborative programs to win national award.
Palmetto Health is one of only seven “Most Wired®” organizations in South Carolina.
Unit designed to provide critical care to patients with serious neurological conditions.
Children's Hospital patient is attending for her last time as camper.
Summer is the season of sun, vacation, days at the pool and family get-togethers.
Camp serves children with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses.
Accreditation is for exceptional competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms.
Systems have agreed to come together to create a new, not-for-profit, locally governed health company.
Palmetto Health, the largest health care system in the South Carolina Midlands region and one of the state’s largest employers, will make a major announcement today.
Summer is a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends at the beach, lake or pool.
Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital recognizes her dedication to children’s health.
11-year-old Saluda Middle School student loves ballet, lyrical dance and jazz.
Batesburg 11-year-old loves riding his four-wheeler, jumping on the trampoline and playing video games.
James Richardson Jr. was in second grade when he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Stephanie Le, M.D., general psychiatry resident physician, was named the 2017 Palmetto Health Resident Physician of the Year at the annual medical and dental resident physician’s graduation.
As National Osteoporosis Month comes to an end, there still is some good information to be shared about the condition.
Stroke and heart failure programs honored with Gold Plus Achievement Awards.
A condition in which the strength and size of the bones is reduced, leading to increased risk of fracture and complications
Diverse and small business development conference and vendor fair.
Program helps students with intellectual and developmental disabilities transition to work.
Health care system honored as a national leader in driving employee engagement.
Deep brain stimulation can almost immediately help improve the lives of patients.
Award recognizes outstanding Tele-ICU collaboration between hospital and remote care teams.
Free annual summit designed to address issues facing teens.
Palmetto Health is one of four hospitals selected from 16 in Disparities Leadership Program.
New dual balloon technology proven to provide more than twice the weight loss of diet and exercise alone.
Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center hosts its annual sports pre-participation exams providing free athletic screenings to nearly 2,000 student athletes.
Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital-led camp serves children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Luke’s FastBreaks brings special medical shirts developed by a pediatric cancer survivor.
Palmetto Health Tuomey, The Tuomey Foundation and the City of Sumter will collaborate to raise awareness about organ donation.
New position will work to improve care coordination and integration across system.
Machine is another tool to ease anxiety for women who have a breast abnormality.
Buckle Buddies offers tips and car seat safety checks at health fair on March 29.
More than twelve hundred Midlands first-graders will get a hands-on learning experience in a unique “mini hospital” setting at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.
Keep your eyes healthy – tips to reduce prolonged exposure to blue light.
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
Miniaturized heart device provides patients with the most advanced pacing technology available.
New system creates digital footprints and security photos of infants.
Athletic trainers play important role in health care community.
Sleep medicine physician Antoinette Williams Rutherford, M.D., provides a few tips to help improve your sleep as you adjust.
Several patients have received implant designed to reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation-related stroke.
Participate in National Dress in Blue Day, March 3, to support colorectal cancer awareness
All Federal antitrust counts dismissed in their entirety.
Check presentation by Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital patient and Make-A-Wish kid, Dean, for his wish to give back to a children’s charity.
In South Carolina, four out of five car seats are installed or used improperly, increasing the risk of injury to children.
Device offering congestive heart failure patients a better quality of life while reducing hospitalizations.
Orthopedic Center dietitian Lightsey Jett shares recommendations on how smoothies can help with healthy goals.
Palmetto Health encourages all women to speak with their physicians about the risks of developing cervical cancer, what causes it and ways to prevent it.
Award given annually to leader who practices strong work ethic and personal accountability.
Upcoming events at Palmetto Health for February 2017.
The procedure, Lapiplasty™, is three-dimensional bunion correction that uses advanced methods.
Board of Directors includes its first female board chairperson, Beverly D. Chrisman.
Palmetto Health is pleased to announce its medical staff officers for 2017.
Forum designed to bring awareness to the differences in heart disease for women and remind the community about living a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Palmetto Health will help begin the New Year restoring vision to a local community member through Operation Sight.
Team members from Palmetto Health team up with Save-a-lot to provide 380 baskets for residents of the senior high-rises of Columbia Housing Authority.
The healing power of music will fill the lobby of Ambulatory Surgery.
New team member is part of partnership with Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services.
Holiday happenings are designed to cheer up hospitalized children.
Children's Hospital teams up with U.S. PIRG to offer tips and interactive tools to help consumers shop safely.
New location expands access to services for teens.
Palmetto Health Behavioral Care offers tips for coping with family during the holidays.
National award recognizes distinguished contributions to the teaching and educational functions of forensic psychiatry.
Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital expert explains why.
An exhibition of paintings at Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge, telling the cradle to grave story of a life well lived.
Fireflies Reading Program provides reading incentives to community children.
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States.
Palmetto Health will be reaching out and raising awareness about the importance of hospice and palliative care.
Screening and diagnostic tool available throughout Palmetto Health system.
Halloween is just around the corner - tips for a fun, but safe holiday.
Report addresses the major health issues in Lexington, Richland and Sumter counties.
Richland and Children’s Hospital verified by American College of Surgeons.
Seventeen hundred Midlands first-graders will get a hands-on learning experience in a unique “mini hospital” setting.
Palmetto Health wants the public to be aware of this potentially dangerous condition.
Vince Ford and Cynthia Walters selected for Disparities Leadership Program.
Center is the first in the country to be accredited for providing patient-centered connected care.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Robin Welsh, M.D., has tips for parents and children.
Watching the Spirit Communications Park post-game fireworks from hospital room windows has become a highlight for sick and injured children and their families.
We will vigorously defend the integrity of our organization and our people.
Forum for children and their parents explores sexual development and maturity.
Studies show that insufficient sleep is associated with lower academic achievement.
Palmetto Health pediatric dietitian nutritionist Megan Puryear shares tips for healthy snacks and meals.
With backpacks topping most students' checklists, here are some tips to keep in mind when purchasing and using backpacks.
Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers camp for children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.
"Most Wired" hospitals use technology for a better patient experience.
Richland and Baptist hospitals awarded for implementing quality improvement measures.
Emergency Medicine resident named Resident Physician of the Year.
Eleven-year-old Davidiyon, of Newberry, was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer.
12-year-old Owen, of Florence, was diagnosed with high-grade metastatic osteosarcoma.
Eight-year-old Ashley, of Columbia, is in the last phase of intense chemotherapy.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit's annual birthday party celebrates the babies who stayed in the NICU.
American College of Radiology designation is awarded for excellence in accreditation program.
Suite has most advanced technologies for treating neurovascular conditions.
Children’s Hospital offers tips for keeping children safe while riding in golf carts.
Palmetto Health is recruiting registered nurses (RN), patient support technicians (PST), nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, emergency medical technicians, patient care technicians and respiratory therapists to join our team.
One of eight organizations to receive coveted credential.
Eight selected for excellence in and commitment to the nursing profession.
Children’s Hospital pediatricians suggest early signs to watch for.
Healing Harmonies ensemble to present an upbeat, hourlong performance.
The NICU hosts a spring party to celebrate the lives of all babies who remained in the NICU for a period of time before going home.
In celebration of 20 years of the Children’s Emergency Center, a local family shares their story.
New organization is the Midlands region’s largest multispecialty medical group.
High Percentage of Resident Physicians Remain in South Carolina to Care for South Carolinians
Practice will be the Midlands region’s largest multispecialty medical group and 11th largest employer.
Midlands family’s experience helped highlight the need for pediatric emergency care.
Bariatric and spine surgery, cardiac care, knee and hip replacement and maternity care are designated.
Patients, physicians and team members are invited to this event celebrating South Carolina’s only freestanding hospital dedicated solely to heart care.
Palmetto Health Tuomey-based OB practice rewarded for improving health of moms and babies.
On Wednesday, Feb. 17, Palmetto Health Richland team members and local law enforcement will conduct an emergency drill.
The Weight Management Center has received the three-year “Comprehensive Center” designation.
Throughout the month of February, the outside of the hospital will be illuminated red in an effort to raise awareness of heart disease.
This February marks the 10th anniversary South Carolina’s only freestanding hospital dedicated to cardiovascular disease
Jay Mullin was working at a food industry show when the unexpected happened.
For patient Eddie Gunter, a left ventricular assist device offered a lifesaving bridge to heart transplantation.
Ronald had coronary artery disease, which required a stent to open up the diseased coronary artery.
The Preventive Medicine Residency Program sponsored by the University of South Carolina School of Medicine has been transferred to Palmetto Health.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Performers will visit patients and their families at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016.
121 new participants join accountable care organization initiatives to improve how the health system cares for patients.
On Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, Palmetto Health will celebrate Palmetto Health Tuomey as a member of the Palmetto Health family.
Tuomey Healthcare System becomes Palmetto Health Tuomey.
New operating room offers benefits to patients.
Palmetto Health Heart Hospital will unveil its new Hybrid Operating Room on Thursday, Dec. 3.
(Postponed) The healing power of music will fill the atrium at Palmetto Health Heart Hospital.
Ribbon Cutting held on Monday, Nov. 9, at 8:30 .a.m. at Palmetto Health Heart Hospital.
Led by the Security Services department, the discussions with help the hospital system further develop its plan to react in the event there was an active shooter.
The Halford Award is presented annually to a Family Medicine residency training program faculty member that shows outstanding leadership qualities in humane education.
The Board of Directors unanimously voted to make Tuomey a member of Palmetto Health.
Newly approved recapturable, self-expanding CoreValve® Evolut® R System improves outcomes of Midlands heart patients.
Sumter girl achieves healthy BMI through participating in Children’s Hospital’s Healthy Lifestyles Clinic.
Eight-year-old Trey Lewis finished 42 months of treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), the most common form of childhood leukemia, in October 2013
During his 30-year career as a pediatric oncologist, Ron Neuberg, M.D., has seen significant advances in cancer treatment for children.
The City of Columbia and One Columbia to host Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital art exhibit in honor of Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Awareness Month.
As children get caught up in the anticipation of a new school year, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital dietitian Brooke Grussing shares tips for filling those lunch boxes with healthy snacks and meals.
The Arc of the Midlands, Palmetto Health, District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties and SC Vocational Rehabilitation are partnering to bring Project SEARCH to teens in the Midlands with special needs for the 2015-16 school year.
Palmetto Health has received a $270,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to expand its Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).
Your child saw a frightening story on the evening news. How do you respond to your child’s questions?
Camp Wonder Hands, led by Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, offers summer camp experience for deaf and hard-of-hearing children.
Palmetto Health Richland has been recognized as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility by Baby-Friendly, USA, Inc., the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital initiative.
Pediatric resident receives a plaque, a certificate and $2,500 for winning the award.
Pediatric residents Elizabeth Cutrell, M.D., and Ann Simonin, M.D., each received a prestigious statewide award.
On Valentine’s Day, 5-year-old Makenna Campbell was not feeling well so her parents, Jennifer and Charles Campbell, took her to the doctor. Two days later, blood work and tests revealed Makenna had...
Davis “Duck” Streett was at the beach with his family when his leg began hurting. His parents assumed it was because he had been running all day. One Saturday, while attending church, he fell asleep during the service, snoring loudly, which was uncharacteristic for him. David’s parents knew something was not right.
T.J. Felder was 11 years old when he had his brain tumor removed at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. His parents, Swanzetta and Tyrone Felder, were shocked because he showed no signs or symptoms.
Today, Tuesday, May 5, Palmetto Health officially accepted the 2014 Foster G. McGaw Prize for E...
Palmetto Health Offers OBGYN Tips for Mothers COLUMBIA, S.C.—This Mother’s Day, it is importa...
Palmetto Health welcomes the 21 physicians from the Moore Orthopedic Clinic who are joining the organization to create a new employed practice.
In recognition of National Infant Immunization Week...
Palmetto Health will now offer two additional interactive trauma injury prevention programs to the community through Palmetto Health Richland’s Level I Trauma Center, the only one in central South Carolina.
Palmetto Heart has been honored by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the first cardiology practice in South Carolina, and the second cardiology practice in the United States, to receive the Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) recognition.
Palmetto Health has named Mark A. Jones, M.D., as the Palmetto Health Richand trauma medical director. Jones has served as the interim trauma medical director since July 2014 as well as the associate trauma medical director since 2010.
Palmetto Health Richland has received “Exemplar” status for its NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health system Elders) program. NICHE is the premier designation indicating a hospital’s commitment to excellence in the care of patients 65-years-and-older.
Nick Patel, M.D., Midlands Internal Medicine medical director, received the Microsoft Most Valuab...
Yesterday, the Tuomey Healthcare System Board of Directors in Sumter, S.C., voted to enter into e...
The 2014-2015 flu season is well underway. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) r...
Tool funded with proceeds from Palmetto Health Foundation’s Walk for Life/Race for Life.
Media Contacts: Elizabeth Lietz, American Hospital Association, (202) 626-2284 ...
Palmetto Health Receives Prestigious $100,000 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community...
Les Hall, M.D., to lead Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group and University of South Carolina School...