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Statistical Profile

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Palmetto Health is the largest and most comprehensive integrated health care system in the South Carolina Midlands region. Our more than 10,000 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, nonprofit system includes four Joint Commissionaccredited acute-care hospitals with 1,138 patient beds – Palmetto Health Baptist, 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. And Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge, the region’s first new hospital in more than a decade, is scheduled to open in northwest Columbia in Spring 2014.


Areas of specialty at Palmetto Health include:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Behavioral care
  • Breast care
  • Cancer care
  • Geriatrics
  • Heart and vascular
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics (including high-riskpregnancy and genetic counseling, and the area's only two Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units)
  • Orthopaedics
  • Surgery (including the region's onlyda Vinci® robotic surgical systems)
  • Level I trauma care
  • Women's care

Recognized nationally as one of the best places to work and receive care, Palmetto Health also trains the next generation of physicians through its 12 residency and 11 fellowship programs affiliated with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. And through the Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative, more than 500 member physicians come together to foster clinical integration, focus on evidence-based care and improve clinical outcomes to ensure patients receive the highest quality, coordinated, proactive care.

Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative
Pediatricians, including pediatric specialists   71
Surgeons, including bariatric, heart and vascular, general, neurosurgery, orthopaedic, pediatric and plastic   63
Primary Care, including family medicine, geriatrics, internal medicine and OB/GYN 174
Specialists, including heart and vascular, emergency medicine, gastroenterlogy and neurology 206

Total includes more than 180 providers (37 primary care and specialty practices) in the Palmetto Health
Physician Practices network, plus USC School of Medicine faculty and independent physicians.
For a list of all Quality Collaborative members, visit thephqc.org.

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Statistical Profile – Fiscal Year 2013
(October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013)
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Palmetto Health 
Baptist

Palmetto Health 
Richland

Palmetto
Health 

Admissions

     

Number of Licensed Beds 

               489*

              649 

     1,138 

Inpatient Admissions 

          23,330

         31,787 

   55,117 

Births 

            3,463

           2,272 

     5,735 

Surgical Procedures

     

Inpatient

4,365

8,533

12,898

Outpatient
Includes 2,998 Palmetto Health Parkridge Surgery Center cases

8,074

11,116

22,188

 

Open Heart Procedures

             390

        390

Catheterization Lab Procedures             656           7,556      8,212

Patient Days 

Adult and Pediatric (including newborns) 

        100,671

       202.522 

 308,193 

Average Daily Census 

               276 

              569 

       845 

Average Length of Stay (in days)

              4.32

             6.53

       5.59

Outpatient Services 

Emergency Department Visits 

          47,093 

         93,182 

 140,275 

Outpatient Visits (including ED, O/P and other  Clinics)

        232,248

       457,085

 689,333

HomeCare Visits 

         36,517 

       

   36,517 

Mammograms 

 

 

   40,784

Employees

Total Employees (including RNs)

           2,348

          4,894

     9,066

Registered Nurses

              842

          1,682

       

Corporate Employees (including RNs) 

       1,058

Physician Practice Employees (including RNs)

        766

Medical Staff

            

            

     

Physicians

741

911

1,043

Of 1,043 physicians, 609 have privileges on multiple campuses, including Baptist, Richland, Children's Hospital and Heart Hospital.

Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative Physicians                                                         514
Includes more than 180 providers (37 primary care and specialty practices) in the Palmetto Health Physician Practices network, plus USC School of  Medicine faculty, and independent physicians.

*76 beds transferred to Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge in 2014.