News Releases

Prisma Health launches national search for new CEO
Posted on 1/11/2019

Senior corporate leadership team to begin working from executive home office in Greenville this summer.


MEDIA ALERT: Santa and his elves visit Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Christmas Eve
Posted on 12/20/2018

Santa and his elves join the Columbia Fire Department for the ninth annual Christmas Eve visit to surprise children and their families. 


Palmetto Health offers free tobacco cessation program in Columbia and Sumter
Posted on 12/18/2018

Classes begin in January 2019 for residents of Richland, Lexington, Fairfield and Sumter counties.  


Palmetto Health Gamma Knife® Center celebrates 20 years
Posted on 12/14/2018

One of only two Gamma Knife radiosurgery centers in the state offers brain tumor patients a safer treatment option.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital hosts annual holiday parade
Posted on 12/13/2018

The Children’s Hospital Child Life department hosts a holiday parade for hospitalized children and their families.


Palmetto Health provides cold weather tips to keep you safe
Posted on 12/13/2018

Cold weather has the potential to be dangerous, so it’s important to know what to do when the freezing temperatures happen.


Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center opens 31,000 square foot Apex Athletic Performance and Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center rehabilitation facility
Posted on 11/30/2018

The facility combines the latest in technological advances for training athletes and rehabilitation of orthopedic patients.


Holiday happenings are designed to cheer up hospitalized children at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital
Posted on 11/29/2018

Media invitation to upcoming holiday events at Palmetto Health.


Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center opens 31,000 square foot Apex Athletic Performance and Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center rehabilitation facility
Posted on 11/28/2018

The new facility combines the latest in technological advances for training athletes and rehabilitation of orthopedic patients in one comprehensive facility.


Palmetto Health recognizes November as Epilepsy Awareness Month
Posted on 11/27/2018

Epileptologist offers tips on what to do if you are present when someone has an epileptic seizure.


Palmetto Health recognizes November as National Diabetes Month by sharing the story of a young patient
Posted on 11/27/2018

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone people need to get energy from food.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital shares U.S. Public Interest Research Group's 33rd annual Trouble in Toyland Report
Posted on 11/20/2018

U.S. PIRG’S Trouble in Toyland finds dangerous toys on shelves during holiday shopping season.


MEDIA ALERT: Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital releases annual Trouble in Toyland report
Posted on 11/19/2018

Pediatricians caution consumers to watch for recalled toys online, in stores and in the home.


Palmetto Health recruiting members for Patient and Family Advisory Council
Posted on 11/5/2018

The council is a partnership that will lead to the best outcomes and enhance quality and safety.


Palmetto Health is BEST in health care… again!
Posted on 11/4/2018

Palmetto Health has been recognized as best in health care for the ninth year in a row.


Palmetto Health opens new Raymond P.H. Bynoe, MD, Surgical Trauma Unit at Palmetto Health Richland
Posted on 11/1/2018

Unit cares for the most critically injured patients from Midlands and 16-county surrounding area.


Breast cancer survivor shares story
Posted on 11/1/2018

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 opens new Raymond P.H. Bynoe, MD, Surgical Trauma Unit at Palmetto Health Richland
Posted on 10/30/2018

Unit cares for the most critically injured patients from Midlands and 16-county surrounding area.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital hosts Halloween Carnival
Posted on 10/29/2018

Hospitalized children will trick-or-treat in hospital atrium.


Palmetto Health recognizes October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Posted on 10/26/2018

Palmetto Health Breast Center wants to remind women that early detection still is the best protection.


Palmetto Health offers free flu shots in 2018
Posted on 10/19/2018

Free flu shots offered at schools, churches and community locations during month of October.


Palmetto Health is joining MUSC Health, Sumter School District and the SC Telehealth Alliance to offer education and clinical telehealth services to Sumter County students
Posted on 10/15/2018

The new partnership makes this clinical service available for six elementary schools in the Sumter School District.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers Halloween safety tips
Posted on 10/15/2018

The candy aisles are stocked and the jack-o’-lanterns illuminated, reminding us that Halloween is just around the corner.


Palmetto Health Heart Hospital dietitian offers tips to get more fruits and vegetables in your diet
Posted on 10/9/2018

Your age, gender and level of physical activity determine how many fruits and vegetables you should eat.


Palmetto Health sponsors "Hearts and Hands Forever Walk"
Posted on 10/9/2018

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.


Palmetto Health Richland participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, Oct. 27
Posted on 10/9/2018

Event encourages the public to drop off expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.



Palmetto Health reminds families to make fitness a family affair
Posted on 10/3/2018

What better way to teach your children healthy habits than by being active as a family?


Palmetto Health-USC Gastroenterology and Hepatology medical practice opens
Posted on 10/2/2018

Practice offers colon cancer prevention, treats a full range of conditions and provides treatment of digestive disorders and liver disease.


Palmetto Health Children's Hospital celebrates 35th birthday Friday, Sept. 28, with a mini concert
Posted on 9/27/2018

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.


Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health to become Prisma Health in early 2019
Posted on 9/25/2018

New name to reflect the nature of the organization and the bright future that lies ahead.


Palmetto Health recognizes September as Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
Posted on 9/24/2018

Atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common form of irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia, is expected to increase as the American population gets older.


Media Alert: Palmetto SeniorCare PACE celebrates 30th anniversary hosts party for participants, Friday, Sept. 21
Posted on 9/20/2018

September is being celebrated as National PACE® (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) Month.


Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health to unite under a new brand identity early 2019
Posted on 9/20/2018

Details about the new name and logo to be announced Tuesday, Sept. 25.


Palmetto Health recognizes National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Sept. 22 with free tai chi class
Posted on 9/19/2018

This event is open to all older adults or anyone with balance issues.


Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center dietitian gives community dietary tips in recognition of September as Whole Grains Month
Posted on 9/18/2018

“Whole grain” has been a buzzword in the nutritional world recently, but what exactly is a whole grain?


Media Alert: Children to throw pies in the face of childhood cancer
Posted on 9/18/2018

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!


Fees waived for online care from Palmetto Heath’s SmartExam during Hurricane Florence
Posted on 9/14/2018

Care for more than 100 common conditions offered at no charge to residents impacted by the hurricane.


Palmetto SeniorCare PACE celebrates caregivers during National PACE (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) Month
Posted on 9/12/2018

Program helps older adults continue living at home in their community


Palmetto Health responding to those impacted by Hurricane Florence
Posted on 9/11/2018

Palmetto Health is working to help assist as many patients as possible.


Palmetto Health recognizes September as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month
Posted on 9/5/2018

USC student saved by fast action of the Palmetto Health Richland neurosurgery team.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Children’s Emergency Center achieves Pediatric Ready recognition
Posted on 9/5/2018

Children’s is first in the state to achieve this recognition.



Palmetto Health honors Infant Mortality Awareness Month with awareness walk
Posted on 8/29/2018

Event recognizes infants celebrating their first birthday and remembers those who are not.


Palmetto Health September 2018 Calendar of Events
Posted on 8/29/2018

Upcoming events at Palmetto Health for September 2018.


Palmetto Health Richland Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program receives certification by American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Posted on 8/28/2018

AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. 


Association of Black Cardiologists names F. Roosevelt Gilliam III, MD, Palmetto Heart cardiologist, as its Chief of Science
Posted on 8/27/2018

Gilliam will lead all development and implementation of scientific priorities.


MEDIA ALERT: Palmetto Health Baptist celebrates South Carolina’s first all-private Neonatal Intensive Care Unit’s 10th anniversary
Posted on 8/24/2018

Opened Aug. 11, 2008, the 24 all-private rooms with one twin room offer specialized care to ill or premature newborns.


Media alert: South Carolina Immunization Coalition and its partners, including Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, remind the community of the importance of immunization
Posted on 8/13/2018

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the South Carolina Legislature has designated Aug. 13-19 as South Carolina Immunization Week.


Palmetto Health hosts free Zumba in the Park event this Friday, Aug. 10
Posted on 8/7/2018

The theme of this month’s event is “Tribute to the 80s.” 


C. Warren Derrick, MD/Helen G. Lynch Champion of Children Award presented to co-recipients, Diane Bagnal-Moody and USC Dance Marathon
Posted on 8/3/2018

Recipients recognized by Palmetto Health Foundation for their decades of devotion to patients and caregivers.


Pediatric and adolescent gynecologists play an important role in caring for children
Posted on 8/1/2018

Gynecologic care can span a lifetime, now often starting earlier in life.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers book bag safety tips
Posted on 7/30/2018

A new school year is just around the corner and parents are busy stocking up on school supplies.


Palmetto Health-USC Family Medicine set to welcome new patients in Bishopville
Posted on 7/25/2018

Residents of Bishopville and surrounding communities will have a new avenue for family medical care on Friday, July 27.


Palmetto Health named finalist for International Hospital Federation Award
Posted on 7/23/2018

Award recognizes innovation, excellence, outstanding achievements and best practices.


Andrew Vaughan named 2018 Resident Physician of the Year
Posted on 7/18/2018

Award recognizes medical knowledge and abilities, as well as their commitment to Palmetto Health’s values.


Palmetto Health offers tips for men to protect their health
Posted on 7/17/2018

Make sure to protect your health and well-being.


Palmetto Health provides tips on managing menopause
Posted on 7/13/2018

OB/GYN Alexander Smyth, M.D., shares his insights on medical and practical approaches 
for common symptoms of menopause.


Palmetto Health offers tips to keep your child safe around lawnmowers
Posted on 7/9/2018

Remember to keep children away from dangerous yard equipment.


Computerworld names Palmetto Health to 2018 list of 100 Best Places to Work in IT
Posted on 7/9/2018

Recognized as one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation.


Palmetto Health hosts free Zumba in the Park event Friday, July 13
Posted on 7/6/2018

This is first time event is being held in Sumter.


Palmetto Health July 2018 calendar of events
Posted on 7/3/2018

Upcoming events at Palmetto Health for July 2018.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers fireworks safety tips
Posted on 6/28/2018

Children’s Hospital and the American Academy of Pediatrics urge families to protect their children from injuries caused by fireworks.


Palmetto Health provides tips to help the community prevent heat-related illnesses this summer
Posted on 6/28/2018

With temperatures already in the 90s and continuing to rise, the excessive heat can also bring along the risk of heat-related illness.


​Palmetto Health recognizes Richland Northeast High School for excellence
Posted on 6/27/2018

Teen Talk School of the Year award honors a school for its excellence in supporting the teen program and the students who participate.


MEDIA ALERT: Camp Wonder Hands, led by Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, offers summer camp experience for hard-of-hearing and deaf children
Posted on 6/21/2018

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.


Palmetto Heart – Camden opens its doors June 20
Posted on 6/20/2018

Camden residents and others in surrounding communities have a new choice for cardiac care.


Palmetto Health hosts free Zumba in the Park event this Friday, June 15
Posted on 6/13/2018

Free event is the first in a series and will feature a professional DJ, free bottled water and door prizes.
 


MEDIA ALERT: Palmetto Health hosts annual Teen Health Summit
Posted on 6/6/2018

Community Health event for students in grades six through 12 covers a variety of topics including healthy relationships, bullying and college life


MEDIA ALERT: Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital hosts CAMP KEMO
Posted on 6/5/2018

Camp serves children with cancer and their siblings.


Project SEARCH graduation set for tomorrow, June 1
Posted on 5/31/2018

Program helps students with intellectual and developmental disabilities transition to work.


Retired pastor thankful for Palmetto Health stroke care
Posted on 5/29/2018

“I came back inside the house, that’s when it happened.”


When is it safe to leave your child home alone?
Posted on 5/24/2018

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital pediatrician offers tips to help parents decide when a child is ready to stay home alone. 


May 21-27 is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week
Posted on 5/22/2018

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers tips to keep children safe in and around water


Neuroscience ICU provided 'angel-like' care for stroke patient
Posted on 5/21/2018

“It was like a light switch – everything shut down!”


MEDIA ALERT: Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital celebrates 10 years in free-standing hospital
Posted on 5/18/2018

Local musician Brian Conner will perform mini concert of children’s songs.


Palmetto Health reminds parents to have their children play it safe: Protect your face during spring sports
Posted on 5/17/2018

Four tips to prevent facial injuries with simple safety precaution.


MEDIA ALERT: Palmetto Health Richland Neonatal Intensive Care Unit hosts graduate spring party
Posted on 5/15/2018

A party to celebrate the lives of all babies who remained in the NICU for a period of time before going home.


Palmetto Health recognizes Men’s Health Day: “Take Charge of Your Health”
Posted on 5/15/2018

All men are invited to a free breakfast, free health screenings and morning of health discussions. 


Palmetto Health recognizes May as Healthy Vision Month
Posted on 5/10/2018

Eight tips to help you protect your vision.


Medicine helped stroke survivor Dena Hodge recover quickly
Posted on 5/7/2018

Dena Hodge, a resident of Abbeville, was treated at the Palmetto Health Stroke Center.


Pastor a 'miracle patient' after brain tumor surgery
Posted on 5/7/2018

Dan Plunkett, a 71-year old pastor of a small church in Lamar, knows firsthand the havoc a brain tumor can cause.


Telehealth monitoring allowed for critical remote stroke diagnosis
Posted on 5/2/2018

On the day of the total solar eclipse Shelby Hall was gathering laundry and a "funny" feeling came over her.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital physicians concerned about rise in heat stroke deaths in children
Posted on 5/2/2018


Physicians remind community of how quickly temperatures can rise in cars.


Palmetto Health presents free 2018 Teen Health Summit
Posted on 5/1/2018

Free annual summit designed to address issues facing teens


Palmetto Health Tuomey named BEST in health care
Posted on 4/30/2018

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.


Palmetto Health offers free seminars and health screenings during National Stroke and Hypertension Awareness Month
Posted on 4/27/2018

Palmetto Health will offer free seminars and health screenings during May to help educate the community about the dangers of stroke and hypertension.


May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month
Posted on 4/27/2018

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.


Palmetto Health recognizes 2018 Palmetto Gold nurses
Posted on 4/23/2018

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.


Palmetto Health offers free shred day Friday, April 20, in recognition of Earth Day
Posted on 4/18/2018

In recognition of Earth Day, Palmetto Health is encouraging the community to recycle with a free shred day at Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital recognizes April as National Autism Awareness Month
Posted on 4/17/2018

Early diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder is extremely important


​April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Posted on 4/13/2018

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers tips to help recognize and prevent child abuse


MEDIA ALERT: Palmetto Health Baptist’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit hosts graduate spring party
Posted on 4/13/2018

An event to celebrate the lives of all babies who remained in the NICU for a period of time before going home.


MEDIA ALERT: Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group opens family medicine practice in Forest Acres Tuesday, April 10
Posted on 4/6/2018

Namrata Shidaye, M.D., is the first physician to join the health care team at Palmetto Health-USC Family Medicine


Palmetto Health and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine welcome incoming class of resident physicians
Posted on 4/3/2018

A high percentage of program graduates remain in the state to provide medical care for South Carolinians


Community member benefits from new minimally-invasive treatment for enlarged aortas
Posted on 3/28/2018

Vascular surgeons at Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group performing latest in fenestrated endograft


Palmetto Health Baptist receives ‘Baby-Friendly’ designation
Posted on 3/26/2018

Currently there are 496 active Baby-Friendly hospitals and birth centers in the United States.


Palmetto Health accepting applications for its 2018 Junior Volunteer program
Posted on 3/21/2018

The Junior Volunteer program begins Monday, June 4 and ends Friday, July 27.


Camp Wonder Hands seeks volunteers, counselors and first-time campers
Posted on 3/21/2018

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital-led camp serves children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing


John Pate, M.D., joins Palmetto Health-USC Family Medicine in Bishopville
Posted on 3/20/2018

Longtime community physician will open practice this spring.


Palmetto Health recognizes March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Posted on 3/19/2018

There are several screening tests that can detect colorectal cancer early so it can be more easily and successfully treated.



Palmetto Health reminds you to spring clean your medicine cabinet
Posted on 3/16/2018

Spring cleaning is a rite of passage as temperatures begin to heat up and the season starts to change


National Poison Prevention Week is March 19-25
Posted on 3/15/2018

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers tips to protect children


Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group opens the Palmetto Health-USC Spine Center
Posted on 3/15/2018

Center uses a multidisciplinary team approach to caring for patients


Palmetto Health recognizes March as National Athletic Trainers Month
Posted on 3/14/2018

Athletic trainers play important role in health care community



Palmetto Health provides 10 tips to help you spring forward, Sunday, March 11
Posted on 3/7/2018

There are things you can do to help how the time change affects your personal health, sleep habits and lifestyle


Palmetto Health announces 2018 medical staff officers
Posted on 3/7/2018

Palmetto Health is pleased to announce its medical staff officers for 2018.


Palmetto Health is first facility in state to implant HeartMate 3™ LVAD outside of research trials
Posted on 3/1/2018

Palmetto Health is proud to add this device to its arsenal of tools in the fight against heart disease in South Carolina.
 


Local mother grateful for care received from Palmetto Health Heart Hospital
Posted on 3/1/2018

Jessica Smith was standing in a restaurant in Winnsboro, South Carolina June 3, 2017, when her chest began hurting. 


Palmetto Health Richland Trauma Center to sponsor free ‘Tai Chi at the Park’ class
Posted on 2/27/2018

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.


Palmetto Health Richland at the forefront of research to expand treatment window for stroke
Posted on 2/26/2018

More patients could be eligible for treatments to remove or dissolve blood clots that cause strokes


Palmetto Health Richland Trauma Center sponsoring National Stop the Bleed Day training courses
Posted on 2/26/2018

Palmetto Health clinicians will lead two free training sessions on Saturday, March 24.


Palmetto Health’s “Women at Heart” event offers breakout sessions and free flu shots this Saturday, Feb. 24
Posted on 2/22/2018

The forum is designed to increase hearth health among women in the Midlands.


Palmetto Health elects 2018 board officers
Posted on 2/13/2018

Beverly D. Chrisman will continue to serve as chair.


Palmetto Health celebrating its 20th anniversary, Friday, Feb. 9
Posted on 2/9/2018

Over the years, Palmetto Health has expanded its footprint and offerings to serve our community.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital expert explains why flu vaccine still recommended to protect children during this flu season
Posted on 2/6/2018

Studies show the vaccine reduces the impact of the flu among the overall population.


Amtrak train accident results in influx of patients at Palmetto Health hospitals
Posted on 2/4/2018

Most of 62 patients expected to be evaluated, treated and released.


Minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery offers patients an alternative to traditional spinal surgery
Posted on 2/2/2018

Anyone who suffers from back pain knows it isn’t just an inconvenience.


Surgeon saves patient’s foot from amputation using new LimFlow procedure
Posted on 1/30/2018

Palmetto Health is one of only three health care systems in United States to pilot a feasibility study performing the procedure.


Palmetto Health hosts series of free seminars as part of American Heart Month
Posted on 1/30/2018

Free seminars led by cardiac providers will focus on heart health.


Doctors Care, P.A., and Palmetto Health announce collaboration to increase health care access
Posted on 1/26/2018

The agreement builds on an existing strong relationship between the two health care organizations.


Palmetto Health hospitals and outpatient facilities initiate visitors restrictions in response to flu season
Posted on 1/24/2018

Hospital system asks the community for its help this flu season.


New health company announces corporate and board leadership positions
Posted on 1/24/2018

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.


MEDIA ALERT: New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery and Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Tyler Webb to visit Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital
Posted on 1/17/2018

Former USC Gamecocks baseball pitchers will visit with hospitalized children and their families.


Palmetto Health sponsors free Women at Heart Event, Saturday, February 24
Posted on 1/11/2018

Forum and exhibition will be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.


Palmetto Health offers several options for patients who are sick or injured and need same-day care
Posted on 1/9/2018

Same-day care is a good option for community members suffering with cold and flu.


MEDIA ALERT: USC Sumter Baseball players visit Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital
Posted on 1/9/2018

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. 


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers tips to protect children from extreme cold
Posted on 1/5/2018

With a major winter storm causing freezing temperatures, take extra precautions to protect children.


Apex Athletic Performance offers helpful tips for making sustainable changes in the new year
Posted on 1/5/2018

Dietitian Kristen Ziesmer recommends you make one single change each week.


MEDIA ALERT: Santa to visit Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Christmas Eve
Posted on 12/21/2017

Santa and his elves visit Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Christmas Eve.


Palmetto Health offers free smoking cessation and tobacco education programs
Posted on 12/19/2017

Quit smoking for the new year and improve your health and the health of those around you.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers holiday safety tips
Posted on 12/8/2017

Use these important reminders to help keep your child safe during the busiest season of the year.


Palmetto Health Heart Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Program receives national accreditation
Posted on 11/30/2017

Hospital has received a national certification for its cardiovascular rehabilitation program from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). 


Palmetto Health offers free flu shots Saturday, Dec. 2
Posted on 11/29/2017

Free flu shots offered at community church.


Holiday happenings bring cheer to hospitalized children at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital
Posted on 11/29/2017

A media invitation to holiday events for children at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital shares U.S. Public Interest Research Group’s 32nd annual Trouble in Toyland Report
Posted on 11/21/2017

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
Posted on 11/21/2017

Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health finalize partnership to form new health company.


Creating a better health care future for South Carolina
Posted on 11/21/2017

Stay connected with SC Health Company


Susan Gaymon awarded Palmetto Health’s James E. Lathren Lead by Example Award
Posted on 11/17/2017

Award given annually to one leader across health care system.


MEDIA ALERT: Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital releases annual Trouble in Toyland report
Posted on 11/16/2017

Pediatricians caution consumers to watch for recalled toys online and in the home.


Home for the holidays: Warm memories or family drama?
Posted on 11/16/2017

Palmetto Health Behavioral Care offers tips for coping with family during the holidays.


Tips for a healthy pregnancy after 35
Posted on 11/9/2017

Learn more about steps women can take to reduce the chance of complications or abnormalities during pregnancy.


Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center designated “Star Performer” by the American Orthopaedic Association
Posted on 11/8/2017

Achievement is reserved only for institutions that perform the highest level of fragility fracture and bone health care.


Palmetto Health recruiting members for Patient and Family Advisory Council
Posted on 11/3/2017

The council is a partnership dedicated to improving patient experiences.


Palmetto Health recognizes American Diabetes Month
Posted on 11/2/2017

Helping raise awareness about diabetes and healthy lifestyles


Palmetto Health presents “Impactful Businesses Generate More Profit: Is your business impactful?”
Posted on 11/1/2017

A diverse and small business development conference and vendor fair.


Keith Shah, Ph.D., joins Palmetto Health as system vice president for Data and Analytics
Posted on 10/30/2017

Shah will serve in multiple leadership capacities within Palmetto Health, the PHQC and the CCI.


Media Alert: Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital hosts Halloween Carnival
Posted on 10/26/2017

Hospitalized children will trick-or-treat in hospital atrium.


Palmetto Health dietitian offers five tips for a healthy Halloween
Posted on 10/24/2017

Halloween is just around the corner and the candy shelves are tempting us.


MEDIA ALERT: “Love Your Melon” superheroes to visit Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital
Posted on 10/18/2017

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.



Palmetto Health Children's Hospital offers Halloween safety tips
Posted on 10/11/2017

Tips for a fun but safe Halloween.


​Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital therapy dog celebrates service anniversary
Posted on 10/9/2017

Chiver is dedicated to Children’s Outpatient Physical and Specialty Therapy patients.


Palmetto Health participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Oct. 28
Posted on 10/4/2017

Providing safe, convenient and responsible disposal of prescription drugs.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital provides tips for helping children cope with tragic events
Posted on 10/4/2017

Your child saw a frightening story on the evening news. How do you respond to your child’s questions?


Palmetto Health sponsors "Hearts and Hands Forever Walk"
Posted on 9/27/2017

A community walk for anyone whose life has been touched by the loss of a baby.


Palmetto Health Offers Free Flu Shots October-December
Posted on 9/27/2017

Free flu shots offered at community churches.


MEDIA ALERT: Palmetto Health Children's Hospital recognizes Children and Health Care Week
Posted on 9/25/2017

Midlands first-graders will get a hands-on learning experience in a unique “mini hospital” setting.


Palmetto Health hospitals being activated to assist hurricane victims
Posted on 9/25/2017

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.


Olga Rosa, M.D., receives national Award for Outstanding Service to Maltreated Children
Posted on 9/21/2017

Palmetto Health Children's Hospital subspecialist was South Carolina's first Child Abuse pediatrician.


Palmetto Health to close Baptist Parkridge spa; medical office remains open
Posted on 9/16/2017

Palmetto Health is closing its spa, located at 300 Palmetto Health Pkwy. at Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge, effective Saturday, Sept. 16.


MEDIA ALERT: Palmetto Health Richland celebrates 125th Anniversary
Posted on 9/14/2017

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.



Irma baby born at Palmetto Health Tuomey
Posted on 9/13/2017

Her greatest fear was being stuck on the side of the road and going into labor in the heavy evacuation traffic.


Palmetto Health recognizes National Falls Prevention Awareness Day with free ‘Tai Chi at the Park’ class
Posted on 9/6/2017

One in every three older adults experiences a fall each year resulting in injuries ranging from moderate to severe.


Palmetto SeniorCare PACE celebrates National PACE (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) Month
Posted on 9/1/2017

Palmetto Health has four PACE centers in the Columbia area.


Palmetto Health recognizes Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month in September
Posted on 8/30/2017

Santa Claus saved by fast action of the Palmetto Health Richland neurosurgical team.


Miss World America to visit Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital
Posted on 8/30/2017

Miss World America is a pre-med student who will compete in the Miss World contest in November.


Palmetto Health Children's Hospital staff helps hospitalized boy experience eclipse
Posted on 8/24/2017

North Carolina child had surgery Sunday, but set up special telescope in front of hospital Monday.


Pediatric neurosurgery team at Palmetto Health Children's Hospital saves vision of local high school football player
Posted on 8/14/2017

Friday night lights and high school football will be starting again soon and Jalen Brown hopes to one day be back on the field.


Apex Athletic Performance offers fitness classes
Posted on 8/11/2017

Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center team leads fitness classes with three different options.


Palmetto Health encourages community members to protect their vision if viewing total solar eclipse
Posted on 8/3/2017

Columbia will be home to the longest total solar eclipse for a metro area on the East Coast Monday, Aug. 21.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers healthy sleep guidelines for school children
Posted on 8/2/2017

Sleep medicine expert Trey Brown, M.D., has tips for a back-to-school sleep routine.


Palmetto Health Children's Hospital offers book bag safety tips
Posted on 8/1/2017

Orthopedic surgeon recommends ways to avoid injuries


Palmetto Health honored by Department of Defense for extraordinary support
Posted on 7/20/2017

Ambulatory Care Transition Team recently awarded the Above and Beyond Award.


Anna Mervine looks forward to enjoying Camp Wonder Hands again this year
Posted on 7/13/2017

Camp Wonder Hands is Sunday, July 16 through Friday, July 21, at Camp Kinard near Batesburg-Leesville.


American Hospital Association awards Palmetto Health the AHA NOVA Award for improving community health
Posted on 7/12/2017

Dental Health Initiative one of five collaborative programs to win national award.


MEDIA ALERT: Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital hosts Camp Wonder Hands
Posted on 7/12/2017

Camp Wonder Hands, led by Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, offers summer camp experience for hard-of-hearing and deaf children.


Palmetto Health named "Most Wired" for 10th time
Posted on 7/11/2017

Palmetto Health is one of only seven “Most Wired®” organizations in South Carolina.


Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit opens at Palmetto Health Richland
Posted on 7/11/2017

Unit designed to provide critical care to patients with serious neurological conditions.


MEDIA ALERT: Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital campers attend Camp Burnt Gin
Posted on 6/30/2017

Camp serves children with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses.


Maya Benson, local teen, is participating in Camp Burnt Gin
Posted on 6/30/2017

Children's Hospital patient is attending for her last time as camper.


Tips for avoiding summer migraines and headaches
Posted on 6/30/2017

Summer is the season of sun, vacation, days at the pool and family get-togethers.


Palmetto Health Richland receives ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) reaccreditation
Posted on 6/28/2017

Accreditation is for exceptional competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms.


Palmetto Health Children's Hospital offers fireworks safety tips
Posted on 6/28/2017

Protect your children from injuries caused by fireworks.


MEDIA ALERT: Palmetto Health to make a major announcement today
Posted on 6/15/2017

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.


Palmetto Health and Greenville Health System announce partnership to shape and lead South Carolina's health care future
Posted on 6/15/2017

Systems have agreed to come together to create a new, not-for-profit, locally governed health company.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers tips to keep children safe in and around water
Posted on 6/14/2017

Summer is a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends at the beach, lake or pool.


Computerworld names Palmetto Heath one of 100 Best Places to Work in IT for 2017
Posted on 6/12/2017

Palmetto Health ranks 20th among large organizations on the Best Places to Work in IT list.


C. Warren Derrick, M.D./Helen G. Lynch Champion of Children Award presented to Mary D. Dailey
Posted on 6/12/2017

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital recognizes her dedication to children’s health.


MEDIA ALERT: Palmetto Health hosts annual Teen Health Summit
Posted on 6/8/2017

The summit will cover a variety of topics including healthy relationships, bullying and college life.


MEDIA ALERT: Palmetto Health Children's Hospital hosts CAMP KEMO
Posted on 6/7/2017

Camp serves children with cancer and their siblings.


Former patient enjoys giving back to CAMP KEMO as a counselor
Posted on 6/7/2017

James Richardson Jr. was in second grade when he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.


Jamiah Holloway excited to attend CAMP KEMO for seventh summer
Posted on 6/7/2017

11-year-old Saluda Middle School student loves ballet, lyrical dance and jazz.


Jared Hudson Jr. looks forward to enjoying CAMP KEMO again this year
Posted on 6/7/2017

Batesburg 11-year-old loves riding his four-wheeler, jumping on the trampoline and playing video games.


Stephanie Le named 2017 Resident Physician of the Year
Posted on 6/6/2017

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.


Palmetto Health Richland recognized by American Heart Association and American Stroke Association
Posted on 5/31/2017

Stroke and heart failure programs honored with Gold Plus Achievement Awards.


Palmetto Health registered dietitian nutritionist provides tips on osteoporosis prevention throughout life
Posted on 5/31/2017

As National Osteoporosis Month comes to an end, there still is some good information to be shared about the condition.


MEDIA ALERT: Project SEARCH Graduation set for May 30
Posted on 5/26/2017

Program helps students with intellectual and developmental disabilities transition to work.


Palmetto Health presents "Advantage of a Game Changer: What sets your company above the rest?"
Posted on 5/26/2017

Diverse and small business development conference and vendor fair.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital physicians concerned about rise in heat stroke deaths in children
Posted on 5/15/2017

Physicians remind community of how quickly temperatures can rise in cars.


Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group neuroscience physicians improving the lives of Parkinson’s disease patients using deep brain stimulation
Posted on 5/11/2017

Deep brain stimulation can almost immediately help improve the lives of patients.


Palmetto Health receives Workplace of the Year Award from The Advisory Board Company
Posted on 5/11/2017

Health care system honored as a national leader in driving employee engagement.


Palmetto Health Tuomey honored with 2017 I SEE YOU CARE Award by Advanced ICU Care
Posted on 5/5/2017

Award recognizes outstanding Tele-ICU collaboration between hospital and remote care teams.


Media Invitation: Apex Athletic Performance Grand Opening recreates NFL combine for media participants
Posted on 5/5/2017

To celebrate the opening of its new facility, Apex Athletic Performance is offering media representatives an opportunity to experience the NFL combine feeling and see how your statistics stack up to others.


Palmetto Health presents free 2017 Teen Health Summit
Posted on 5/2/2017

Free annual summit designed to address issues facing teens.


Palmetto Health wins award for reducing health care disparities
Posted on 4/28/2017

Palmetto Health is one of four hospitals selected from 16 in Disparities Leadership Program.


May is National Stroke and Hypertension Awareness Month
Posted on 4/28/2017

Palmetto Health will offer free seminars and health screenings.


Palmetto Health-USC Weight Management Center first in South Carolina to offer Reshape nonsurgical weight loss program
Posted on 4/25/2017

New dual balloon technology proven to provide more than twice the weight loss of diet and exercise alone.


MEDIA ALERT: Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center provides no-charge exams to Midlands students
Posted on 4/21/2017

Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center hosts its annual sports pre-participation exams providing free athletic screenings to nearly 2,000 student athletes.


Camp Wonder Hands seeks volunteers, counselors and first-time campers
Posted on 4/19/2017

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital-led camp serves children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.


MEDIA ALERT: Childhood cancer survivor donates medical shirts to Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital
Posted on 4/10/2017

Luke’s FastBreaks brings special medical shirts developed by a pediatric cancer survivor.


Palmetto Health Tuomey presents lunch and learn about organ donation
Posted on 4/10/2017

Palmetto Health Tuomey, The Tuomey Foundation and the City of Sumter will collaborate to raise awareness about organ donation.


Palmetto Health announces appointment of Mark Williams, M.D., as its first Chief Clinical Officer
Posted on 4/6/2017

New position will work to improve care coordination and integration across system.


Palmetto Health Tuomey first hospital in state with breast biopsy technology
Posted on 3/29/2017

Machine is another tool to ease anxiety for women who have a breast abnormality.


​Palmetto Health April 2017 Calendar of Events
Posted on 3/28/2017

Upcoming events at Palmetto Health for April 2017.


Car seat safety check includes Spanish-speaking technicians and translators
Posted on 3/27/2017

Buckle Buddies offers tips and car seat safety checks at health fair on March 29.


MEDIA ALERT: Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital recognizes Children and Health Care Week
Posted on 3/24/2017

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.


Palmetto Health recognizes March as Save Your Vision Month
Posted on 3/23/2017

Keep your eyes healthy – tips to reduce prolonged exposure to blue light.


Palmetto Health Heart Hospital now offers world’s smallest pacemaker
Posted on 3/16/2017

Miniaturized heart device provides patients with the most advanced pacing technology available.


Protect yourself and your loved ones from traumatic brain injuries
Posted on 3/16/2017

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month


Palmetto Health Richland first hospital in S.C. with new infant footprint system
Posted on 3/15/2017

New system creates digital footprints and security photos of infants.


Palmetto Health recognizes March as National Athletic Trainers Month
Posted on 3/13/2017

Athletic trainers play important role in health care community.


"Springing Forward Sleep Tidbits” to help you sleep better
Posted on 3/13/2017

Sleep medicine physician Antoinette Williams Rutherford, M.D., provides a few tips to help improve your sleep as you adjust.


Palmetto Health Heart Hospital offering Watchman™ implant device for atrial fibrillation
Posted on 3/7/2017

Several patients have received implant designed to reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation-related stroke.


Palmetto Health wants the community to sleep better
Posted on 3/7/2017

Everybody needs sleep, but many people don’t get good quality sleep or the proper amount.


Palmetto Health March 2017 Calendar of Events
Posted on 3/1/2017

Upcoming events at Palmetto Health for March 2017.


Palmetto Health recognizes March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Posted on 3/1/2017

Participate in National Dress in Blue Day, March 3, to support colorectal cancer awareness


Palmetto Health statement on Sisters of Charity lawsuit
Posted on 2/24/2017

All Federal antitrust counts dismissed in their entirety.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital patient receives his wish from Make-A-Wish South Carolina
Posted on 2/22/2017

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.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s Buckle Buddies offer car seat safety checks
Posted on 2/21/2017

In South Carolina, four out of five car seats are installed or used improperly, increasing the risk of injury to children.


Palmetto Health first health care system in Midlands to implant CardioMEMS™ heart failure system
Posted on 2/13/2017

Device offering congestive heart failure patients a better quality of life while reducing hospitalizations.


Palmetto Health reminds community of the benefits of smoothies
Posted on 2/9/2017

Orthopedic Center dietitian Lightsey Jett shares recommendations on how smoothies can help with healthy goals.


Sick or injured and need same-day care? Palmetto Health offers several options
Posted on 2/2/2017

Same-day care is a good option for community members suffering with cold and flu.


Marjorie Hobbs receives Palmetto Health Lead by Example Award
Posted on 1/31/2017

Award given annually to leader who practices strong work ethic and personal accountability.


Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center physicians create a new surgical procedure for bunions
Posted on 1/31/2017

The procedure, Lapiplasty™, is three-dimensional bunion correction that uses advanced methods.


Palmetto Health February Calendar of Events
Posted on 1/31/2017

Upcoming events at Palmetto Health for February 2017.


Palmetto Health recognizes Cervical Health Awareness Month
Posted on 1/31/2017

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.


Free flu shots to be available throughout the community
Posted on 1/16/2017

Palmetto Health will offer flu shots at no charge at different locations around the Midlands.


Palmetto Health announces 2017 medical staff officers
Posted on 1/13/2017

Palmetto Health is pleased to announce its medical staff officers for 2017.


Palmetto Health elects 2017 Board Officers
Posted on 1/13/2017

Board of Directors includes its first female board chairperson, Beverly D. Chrisman.


Palmetto Health sponsors “Women at Heart Forum and Exhibition” during American Heart Month
Posted on 1/12/2017

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 January Calendar of Events
Posted on 1/4/2017

Upcoming events at Palmetto Health for January 2017.


Local community member to receive free vision-saving surgery by local eye surgeons
Posted on 1/3/2017

Palmetto Health will help begin the New Year restoring vision to a local community member through Operation Sight.


Team members from Palmetto Health and Save-a-lot adopt senior CHA residents
Posted on 12/19/2016

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.


South Carolina Philharmonic musicians to host concert at Palmetto Health Baptist
Posted on 12/12/2016

The healing power of music will fill the lobby of Ambulatory Surgery.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital welcomes new facility dog
Posted on 12/2/2016

New team member is part of partnership with Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services.


Palmetto Health presents “Are You Ready to Be in the Game?”
Posted on 12/1/2016

Diverse and small business development conference and vendor fair.


Palmetto Health Children's Hospital holiday happenings calendar
Posted on 11/29/2016

Holiday happenings are designed to cheer up hospitalized children.


Parents beware – Toxic, hazardous toys widely available online
Posted on 11/22/2016

Children's Hospital teams up with U.S. PIRG to offer tips and interactive tools to help consumers shop safely.


Adolescent Recovery Center opens new location
Posted on 11/17/2016

New location expands access to services for teens.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital releases annual Trouble in Toyland report
Posted on 11/17/2016

Pediatricians caution consumers to watch for recalled toys online and in the home.


Home for the holidays: Warm memories or family drama?
Posted on 11/16/2016

Palmetto Health Behavioral Care offers tips for coping with family during the holidays.


Richard Frierson, M.D., receives national honor for contributions to graduate education in forensic psychiatry
Posted on 11/14/2016

National award recognizes distinguished contributions to the teaching and educational functions of forensic psychiatry.


​Flu mist not recommended this flu season
Posted on 11/14/2016

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital expert explains why.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital teaming up with Columbia Fireflies to promote reading and literacy
Posted on 11/10/2016

Fireflies Reading Program exemplifies strong community partnership.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital teams up with Fireflies to promote reading and literacy
Posted on 11/7/2016

Fireflies Reading Program provides reading incentives to community children.


Palmetto Health recognizes American Diabetes Month
Posted on 11/3/2016

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States.


November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
Posted on 10/28/2016

Palmetto Health will be reaching out and raising awareness about the importance of hospice and palliative care.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital hosts Halloween Carnival
Posted on 10/25/2016

Hospitalized children and their families will celebrate Halloween.


Detect breast cancer early with 3-D mammography
Posted on 10/17/2016

Screening and diagnostic tool available throughout Palmetto Health system. 


Palmetto Health releases 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment
Posted on 10/11/2016

Report addresses the major health issues in Lexington, Richland and Sumter counties.


Halloween safety tips from Palmetto Health Children's Hospital
Posted on 10/11/2016

Halloween is just around the corner - tips for a fun, but safe holiday.


Palmetto Health trauma units receive national verifications
Posted on 9/28/2016

Richland and Children’s Hospital verified by American College of Surgeons.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital recognizes Children and Health Care Week
Posted on 9/22/2016

Seventeen hundred Midlands first-graders will get a hands-on learning experience in a unique “mini hospital” setting.


Palmetto Health recognizes September as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month
Posted on 9/19/2016

Palmetto Health wants the public to be aware of this potentially dangerous condition.


Palmetto Health leaders to participate in national ethnic and racial disparities program
Posted on 9/13/2016

Vince Ford and Cynthia Walters selected for Disparities Leadership Program.


Infusion Center first in US to receive prestigious NCQA accreditation
Posted on 9/7/2016

Center is the first in the country to be accredited for providing patient-centered connected care.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers tips to help reduce bullying
Posted on 8/29/2016

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Robin Welsh, M.D., has tips for parents and children.


Columbia Fireflies players to visit Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital
Posted on 8/25/2016

Watching the Spirit Communications Park post-game fireworks from hospital room windows has become a highlight for sick and injured children and their families. 


Palmetto Health to Sisters of Charity: Without Merit
Posted on 8/19/2016

We will vigorously defend the integrity of our organization and our people.


Palmetto Health to sponsor Girlology & Guyology
Posted on 8/17/2016

Forum for children and their parents explores sexual development and maturity.


Healthy sleep guidelines for school children
Posted on 8/16/2016

Studies show that insufficient sleep is associated with lower academic achievement.


Tips for packing healthy school lunches
Posted on 8/9/2016

Palmetto Health pediatric dietitian nutritionist Megan Puryear shares tips for healthy snacks and meals.


Palmetto Health Children's Hospital offers backpack safety tips
Posted on 7/21/2016

With backpacks topping most students' checklists, here are some tips to keep in mind when purchasing and using backpacks.


Camp Wonder Hands celebrates 20th birthday
Posted on 7/14/2016

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers camp for children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.


Palmetto Health named “Most Wired” for the ninth time
Posted on 7/6/2016

"Most Wired" hospitals use technology for a better patient experience.


Palmetto Health hospitals receive Get With the Guidelines® – Heart Failure Quality Achievement Awards
Posted on 6/30/2016

Richland and Baptist hospitals awarded for implementing quality improvement measures.


Fourth of July fireworks safety tips
Posted on 6/27/2016

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers fireworks safety tips for the upcoming holiday. 


IDG's Computerworld names Palmetto Health to 2016 list of 100 Best Places to Work in IT
Posted on 6/13/2016

Recognized as one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation.


Timothy Depp named 2016 Resident Physician of the Year
Posted on 6/9/2016

Emergency Medicine resident named Resident Physician of the Year.


Attending Camp KEMO: Davidiyon Lindsay
Posted on 6/8/2016

Eleven-year-old Davidiyon, of Newberry, was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer.


Attending Camp KEMO: Owen Plasman
Posted on 6/8/2016

12-year-old Owen, of Florence, was diagnosed with high-grade metastatic osteosarcoma. 


Attending Camp KEMO: Ashley Dunavant
Posted on 6/2/2016

Eight-year-old Ashley, of Columbia, is in the last phase of intense chemotherapy. 


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital NICU hosts graduate spring party
Posted on 5/17/2016

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit's annual birthday party celebrates the babies who stayed in the NICU.


"Take Charge of Your Health" for Men’s Health Day
Posted on 5/12/2016

Ninth annual event will be Saturday, June 11, 9-11 a.m., at Palmetto Health Baptist


Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
Posted on 5/11/2016

American College of Radiology designation is awarded for excellence in accreditation program. 


New neurointerventional suite opens at Palmetto Health Richland
Posted on 5/11/2016

Suite has most advanced technologies for treating neurovascular conditions.


Pediatric surgeon concerned about golf cart injuries to children
Posted on 5/5/2016

Children’s Hospital offers tips for keeping children safe while riding in golf carts.


Palmetto Health holds job fair in Orangeburg to recruit health care professionals
Posted on 4/28/2016

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.


Palmetto Health receives full AAHRPP accreditation for human research
Posted on 4/21/2016

One of eight organizations to receive coveted credential.


Palmetto Health recognizes 2016 Palmetto Gold recipients
Posted on 4/19/2016

Eight selected for excellence in and commitment to the nursing profession.


Early diagnosis is key to treating autism spectrum disorder
Posted on 4/13/2016

Children’s Hospital pediatricians suggest early signs to watch for.


South Carolina Philharmonic outreach program to visit Palmetto Health Baptist
Posted on 4/11/2016

Healing Harmonies ensemble to present an upbeat, hourlong performance.


​Palmetto Health Baptist’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Hosts Graduate Spring Party
Posted on 4/7/2016

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. 


Grateful for Emergency Care
Posted on 4/5/2016

In celebration of 20 years of the Children’s Emergency Center, a local family shares their story.


Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group Launches April 1
Posted on 3/31/2016

New organization is the Midlands region’s largest multispecialty medical group.


Palmetto Health-University of South Carolina Medical Group Launches April 1
Posted on 3/28/2016

Practice will be the Midlands region’s largest multispecialty medical group and 11th largest employer.


Palmetto Health and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Welcome Incoming Class of Resident Physicians
Posted on 3/28/2016

High Percentage of Resident Physicians Remain in South Carolina to Care for South Carolinians


Palmetto Health Children’s Emergency Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Posted on 3/22/2016

Midlands family’s experience helped highlight the need for pediatric emergency care.


Palmetto Health Expands Sponsorship of GoNoodle Program into Sumter County
Posted on 3/2/2016

Program promotes healthy lifestyles among students including activity breaks.


Palmetto Health Hospitals Receive Blue Distinction Center Designations
Posted on 3/1/2016

Bariatric and spine surgery, cardiac care, knee and hip replacement and maternity care are designated.


Palmetto Health Heart Hospital Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Posted on 2/24/2016

Patients, physicians and team members are invited to this event celebrating South Carolina’s only freestanding hospital dedicated solely to heart care.


Sumter OB/GYN receives Centering Pregnancy certification
Posted on 2/23/2016

Palmetto Health Tuomey-based OB practice rewarded for improving health of moms and babies.


Palmetto Health Emergency Management Team Coordinates Active Shooter Drill
Posted on 2/16/2016

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, Palmetto Health Richland team members and local law enforcement will conduct an emergency drill.


Palmetto Health receives national accreditation for bariatrics
Posted on 2/4/2016

The Weight Management Center has received the three-year “Comprehensive Center” designation.


Palmetto Health Heart Hospital Turns Red in Recognition of National Heart Month
Posted on 2/2/2016

Throughout the month of February, the outside of the hospital will be illuminated red in an effort to raise awareness of heart disease.


Palmetto Health celebrates Heart Hospital’s 10th year
Posted on 2/1/2016

This February marks the 10th anniversary South Carolina’s only freestanding hospital dedicated to cardiovascular disease


USCSOM Preventive Medicine Residency transfers to Palmetto Health
Posted on 1/20/2016

The Preventive Medicine Residency Program sponsored by the University of South Carolina School of Medicine has been transferred to Palmetto Health.


Circus performers to visit Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital
Posted on 1/19/2016

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Performers will visit patients and their families at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016.


PHQC Selected to Join Medicare Savings Initiative
Posted on 1/14/2016

121 new participants join accountable care organization initiatives to improve how the health system cares for patients.


Palmetto Health Celebrates Palmetto Health Tuomey with Flag Raising
Posted on 1/5/2016

On Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, Palmetto Health will celebrate Palmetto Health Tuomey as a member of the Palmetto Health family.


Palmetto Health and Tuomey Healthcare System Finalize Partnership
Posted on 1/1/2016

Tuomey Healthcare System becomes Palmetto Health Tuomey.


Palmetto Health opens hybrid operating room with advanced X-ray imaging system
Posted on 12/9/2015

New operating room offers benefits to patients.


Palmetto Health Heart Hospital Unveils New Hybrid Operating Room
Posted on 11/30/2015

Palmetto Health Heart Hospital will unveil its new Hybrid Operating Room on Thursday, Dec. 3.


​Postponed: South Carolina Philharmonic Musicians Host Concert at Palmetto Health Heart Hospital
Posted on 11/12/2015

(Postponed) The healing power of music will fill the atrium at Palmetto Health Heart Hospital.


Palmetto Health Opens Midlands’ First Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit
Posted on 11/6/2015

Ribbon Cutting held on Monday, Nov. 9, at 8:30 .a.m. at Palmetto Health Heart Hospital.


Palmetto Health Emergency Management Team Will Conduct Active Shooter Table-top Exercise
Posted on 11/6/2015

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.


Patricia Witherspoon, M.D., FAAFP, receives AHEC Halford Award
Posted on 10/22/2015

The Halford Award is presented annually to a Family Medicine residency training program faculty member that shows outstanding leadership qualities in humane education.


Message to all Palmetto Health team members, physicians and volunteers
Posted on 10/6/2015

We have been experiencing a natural disaster in our community for several days and you have responded with the dedication you are known for.


Palmetto Health and Tuomey Healthcare System take another step toward partnership
Posted on 9/11/2015

The Board of Directors unanimously voted to make Tuomey a member of Palmetto Health.


Palmetto Health Heart Hospital is First in South Carolina With New Heart Procedure Technology
Posted on 9/8/2015

Newly approved recapturable, self-expanding CoreValve® Evolut® R System improves outcomes of Midlands heart patients.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Recognizes September as Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Posted on 9/4/2015

Sumter girl achieves healthy BMI through participating in Children’s Hospital’s Healthy Lifestyles Clinic.


September is Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Awareness Month
Posted on 9/2/2015

During his 30-year career as a pediatric oncologist, Ron Neuberg, M.D., has seen significant advances in cancer treatment for children. 


Trey’s Treats - Childhood Cancer Survivor Shares Love and Treats With Families
Posted on 9/2/2015

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


Palmetto Health Recognizes National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Sept. 23
Posted on 8/27/2015

The day is designed to bring awareness and take proactive steps to prevent falls among older adults.


Art Exhibit Will Honor Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Awareness Month
Posted on 8/27/2015

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.


Palmetto Health Children's Hospital Offers Tips for Packing Healthy School Lunches
Posted on 8/12/2015

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.


Project SEARCH kicks off at Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge
Posted on 8/10/2015

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 Receives $270,000 Grant from The Duke Endowment
Posted on 7/27/2015

Palmetto Health has received a $270,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to expand its Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). 


Palmetto Health Children's Hospital Provides Tips for Helping Children Cope with Tragic Events
Posted on 7/17/2015

Your child saw a frightening story on the evening news. How do you respond to your child’s questions?
 


MEDIA ALERT: Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Presents Camp Wonder Hands
Posted on 7/14/2015

Camp Wonder Hands, led by Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, offers summer camp experience for deaf and hard-of-hearing children.


Palmetto Health Richland Receives ‘Baby-Friendly’ Designation
Posted on 7/2/2015

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. 


Jennifer France, M.D., Named Palmetto Health’s 2015 Resident of the Year
Posted on 6/23/2015

Pediatric resident receives a plaque, a certificate and $2,500 for winning the award.


Two Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Residents Recognized for Innovations in Patient Safety
Posted on 6/3/2015

Pediatric residents Elizabeth Cutrell, M.D., and Ann Simonin, M.D., each received a prestigious statewide award.


Attending Camp KEMO: Florence’s Davis Streett
Posted on 5/28/2015

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.


Attending Camp KEMO: Barnwell’s Makenna Campbell
Posted on 5/28/2015

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...


Attending Camp KEMO: Bishopville’s T.J. Felder
Posted on 5/28/2015

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.


Palmetto Health Accepts 2014 Foster G. McGaw Prize in Washington, D.C.
Posted on 5/5/2015

Today, Tuesday, May 5, Palmetto Health officially accepted the 2014 Foster G. McGaw Prize for E...


Palmetto Health Supports Mothers and Their Health for Mother’s Day
Posted on 4/30/2015

Palmetto Health Offers OBGYN Tips for Mothers COLUMBIA, S.C.—This Mother’s Day, it is importa...


Moore Orthopedic Clinic Physicians to Join Palmetto Health
Posted on 4/28/2015

Palmetto Health welcomes the 21 physicians from the Moore Orthopedic Clinic who are joining the organization to create a new employed practice.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Offers Tips About Infant Immunization
Posted on 4/17/2015

In recognition of National Infant Immunization Week...


Palmetto Health Now Offering Two New Trauma Injury Prevention Programs
Posted on 4/1/2015

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 Designated as a Patient-Centered Specialty Practice
Posted on 4/1/2015

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.


Mark A. Jones, M.D., Named Palmetto Health Richland Trauma Medical Director
Posted on 3/30/2015

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 Receives NICHE “Exemplar” Status
Posted on 3/18/2015

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. Receives Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award
Posted on 2/12/2015

Nick Patel, M.D., Midlands Internal Medicine medical director, received the Microsoft Most Valuab...


Statement by Palmetto Health on the Tuomey Healthcare System Announcement
Posted on 2/6/2015

Yesterday, the Tuomey Healthcare System Board of Directors in Sumter, S.C., voted to enter into e...


Palmetto Health Encourages Community to Remain Mindful During Flu Season
Posted on 2/3/2015

The 2014-2015 flu season is well underway. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) r...


Palmetto Health Breast Center adds new breast screening technology to its arsenal
Posted on 1/28/2015

Tool funded with proceeds from Palmetto Health Foundation’s Walk for Life/Race for Life.


Palmetto Health Receives Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service
Posted on 1/15/2015

Media Contacts: Elizabeth Lietz, American Hospital Association, (202) 626-2284 ...


Palmetto Health Awarded 2014 Foster G. McGaw Prize
Posted on 1/15/2015

Palmetto Health Receives Prestigious $100,000 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community...


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Releases Trouble in Toyland Report
Posted on 11/24/2014

Report helps holiday shoppers avoid purchasing unsafe toys EVENT: ...


Palmetto Health Children's Hospital Patients to enjoy Halloween Carnival
Posted on 10/29/2014

Palmetto Health’s Child Life department and departments from across the hospital will host, “Seve...


Les Hall, M.D., to lead Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group and University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Posted on 10/14/2014

Les Hall, M.D., to lead Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group and University of South Carolina School...


Palmetto Health Baptist Celebrates Centennial Tomorrow
Posted on 9/3/2014

75th Anniversary Time Capsule Contents Revealed Editor’s Note: This is event is not open to ge...


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Presents Camp Wonder Hands July 20-25
Posted on 7/9/2014

MEDIA ALERT: Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Presents Camp Wonder Hands July 20-25 Editor...