Why Choose Palmetto Health

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The region's largest and most comprehensive not-for-profit, integrated health care system.

Palmetto Health's multi-campus medical education system is composed of seven outstanding hospitals — Palmetto Health Richland (the main teaching campus) which includes a Level 1 Trauma Center Palmetto Health Baptist, Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge, Palmetto Health Heart Hospital, and Palmetto Health Children's Hospital in Columbia, and Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter and, in a joint venture with Greenville Hospital System, Baptist Easley Hospital in Pickens County—we combine advanced technology and treatment, a wonderfully diverse and experienced staff and compassionate care to meet our community's health care needs.

Columbia’s only teaching hospital system, we sponsor more than 20 medical and dental residency and fellowship programs in affiliation with the USC School of Medicine. We offer more than 1,500 beds and care for more than 800,000 patient visits annually. Palmetto Health is a JCAHO-accredited institution with more than 12,000 team members, physicians and volunteers, and we cover approximately 100 specialties and subspecialties.

Characterized by extraordinary care, our hospitals include the following cutting-edge facilities and services:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Behavioral care
  • Breast care
  • Cancer care
  • Level 1 Trauma Center
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Heart and vascular care
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neurosciences/stroke
  • Obstetrics, including highrisk pregnancy and genetic counseling
  • Orthopedics
  • Neonatal, including the area’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units
  • Pediatrics
  • Simulation Center
  • Surgery
  • Women’s care

Accreditations and awards

As an area leader in the use of innovative medical technologies and procedures, we boast numerous
accreditations and awards. We continuously work to enhance the communities we serve. Learn about Palmetto Health's most recent awards and recognitions. Read about GME News here.

Statistical Profile

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