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Sept. 10, 2014 

Palmetto Health Healing Waters Scheduled to Open This Fall on Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge Campus
Complimentary Spa Services Will be Offered to Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge Patients

COLUMBIA, S.C., Palmetto Health, one of the largest health care systems in South Carolina, has partnered with Healing Waters, an award-winning spa and plastic surgery clinic, to bring a new spa to Midlands’ residents. The 6,931 square-foot spa, located on the Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge campus in Northwest Columbia, is scheduled to open to the public this fall. A major benefit of the spa is that hospital patients cared for at Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge will be offered complimentary spa services.

Services that will be available to patients include:

  • 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.

Palmetto Health Healing Waters, which is open to everyone in the community, will offer traditional spa 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.

“As a health care provider, we believe in caring for the whole person–mind, body and spirit– so this opportunity to form a strategic alliance with Healing Waters brings us closer to fulfilling our vision of providing extraordinary care for every patient, every time,” said Sarah Richter Kirby, acute care executive of Baptist Parkridge. “To be able to provide complimentary spa services to patients that help them relax is a wonderful addition to the excellent medical care that our team members are already providing.”

Amanda Gorecki, president and founder of Healing Waters, added, “At Healing Waters, our goal is to help our guests and patients live healthier, happier lives by integrating our transformational principles into all of our service offerings and customer interactions. We place great emphasis on positively influencing each person’s life choices. Our partnership with Palmetto Health will be a huge asset in providing more patients the opportunity to experience personal empowerment as well as a healthy relationship with themselves and their bodies.”  

Healing Waters now is hiring for the following positions: Healing Waters Consultant (full-time and part time); RN, Aesthetic Procedures (full-time and part time); Spa Valet; Spa Certified Medical Assistant (full-time and part time); Spa Body Therapist (full-time and part time); Spa Scheduler and Spa Esthetician (full-time and part Time). Community members can submit online applications via Palmetto Health’s Job Postings section.
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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