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Nov. 21, 2014 


Palmetto Health Healing Waters Scheduled to Open January 15

Local Plastic Surgeon Peter Haines, M.D. named Medical Director

COLUMBIA, S.C., Palmetto Health, one of the largest health care systems in South Carolina, and Healing Waters, an award-winning spa and plastic surgery clinic, is scheduled to bring a new spa to Midlands’ residents on Thursday, Jan. 15. Palmetto Health Healing Waters, the 6,931 square-foot spa located on the Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge campus in Northwest Columbia will be open to everyone in the community. The spa will offer traditional services and treatments, including anti-aging Pure MD® facials, massage therapy and Healing Waters’ body rituals. Other services include medical aesthetic procedures, such as Botox and dermal fillers; plastic surgery procedures including both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery; and wellness activities.

Local plastic surgeon Peter Haines, M.D. has been named Medical Director. In addition to Haines, the spa will employ more than 25 team members, including registered nurses, aestheticians, estheticians, massage therapists, etc.

Haines is a board certified plastic surgeon who has been caring for patients in the Columbia community for 28 years. He is relocating his practice to join Palmetto Health Healing Waters, where he will lead plastic surgery services. Haines is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the American Cleft Palate Association, the Columbia Medical Society, and several other professional organizations. His expertise encompasses a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries including pediatric and congenital deformities.

He has held leadership roles including being a trustee for the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, past president of the South Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons, and treasurer of the Columbia Medical Society. He volunteers his time with the Boy Scouts of America, local athletic teams and multiple civic and charitable organizations.

Haines completed his residency in plastic surgery at the University of Virginia Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, where he had additional fellowships in hand, craniofacial, and burn reconstruction. He completed his residency in general surgery with the University of Vermont School of Medicine.

A major benefit of the spa is that hospital patients cared for at Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge will be offered complimentary spa services including:

  • Mothers who deliver at Baptist Parkridge receive a complimentary 30-minute post-partum massage to be performed in their room following delivery of the baby, as approved by their obstetrician.
  • Mothers who deliver at Baptist Parkridge also will receive a complimentary “new mom” refresher facial in their room following delivery of the baby.
  • Each new mother will receive complimentary travel size bottles of Healing Waters body wash and body lotion.
  • Each patient will be offered a 10-minute hand or foot massage during his/her hospital stay.
  • Patients will be offered a Healing Waters robe for use when they are visiting other areas of the hospital campus.
  • Patient discounts for other spa services also will be offered.

For more information about the spa, visit Palmetto Health Healing Waters or call after Dec. 22 to schedule an appointment. 

About Healing Waters
Healing Waters is a plastic surgery clinic, wellness center, and full service spa offering the latest innovations in plastic surgery procedures, medical aesthetic services, clinical skin care, and relaxation therapy. The first Healing Waters opened in Wichita, Kan. in 2002 by Amanda Gorecki, an advanced registered nurse practitioner with an extensive medical background in critical care, surgery and neurosurgery and her husband, John Gorecki, M.D., a board-certified neurosurgeon. In 2005, Healing Waters opened a second location in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and in 2007, Amanda Gorecki launched a proprietary skin care line, Pure MD® Skin Science, offering solutions for aging, acneic, and sensitive skin using the latest scientific advancements in skin care. In 2013, Amanda Gorecki was nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 Award in the Southeast, and recently won Enterprising Woman of the year award from Enterprising Woman magazine. The services offered at all Healing Waters locations include plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, Smartlipo™, liposuction, body contouring, cool sculpting, eyelid surgery, body lifts, tummy tucks and more; cosmetic services such as Botox, dermal fillers, and laser procedures; and traditional spa services such as massage, facials, and body treatments. The company also integrates four Transformational Principles into all aspects of business: Calm, Balance, Correct, and Restore. These principles have been woven into nearly every aspect of the Healing Waters and Pure MD experience and help guide the Healing Waters and Pure MD teams in their relationship with their clients, staff and community, serving as a platform for helping their clients initiate change within their own life. For more information, visit

About Palmetto Health
Palmetto Health, one of the largest health care system in the South Carolina and third largest non-governmental employer in South Carolina, is composed of more than 10,000 team members, physicians and volunteers 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. The system includes five acute-care hospitals—Palmetto Health Baptist, Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, Palmetto Health Heart Hospital and Palmetto Health Richland—as well as an expansive physician practice network, dozens of affiliated clinics and specialty care practices and a 501(c)(3) foundation. Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge, the region’s newest hospital located in northwest Columbia, opened in spring 2014. Recognized nationally as one of the best places to work and receive care, Palmetto Health also trains the next generation of physicians through its 23 residency and fellowship programs affiliated with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. For more information, visit


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