Our affiliate system

We are building one organization with affiliates in two regions. Our parent company, now known as Prisma Health, supports both affiliates with overall direction and leadership as we continue to align. We will soon share one brand across the entire organization to better reflect this. The rebranded Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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We are becoming Prisma Health in early 2019

Simulation Center

Innovative training and education

Dedicated, comprehensive simulation resources

At the Palmetto Health-University of South Carolina School of Medicine Simulation Center, our mission is to provide dedicated, comprehensive simulation resources for health care team members and learners of all levels to enhance learning, application of knowledge and research.


Enhancing nursing training

The Palmetto Health-University of South Carolina School of Medicine Simulation Center plays an important role in education for the Palmetto Health Nurse Residency Program.

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Our programs employ advanced simulation techniques to facilitate the development of cognitive, psychomotor and interpersonal skills. We partner with departments in a focused and integrated system-wide effort to provide education and training that promotes high-quality patient care, enhanced individual and team performance and improved patient safety outcomes.

Contact us

3555 Harden St. Ext./15 Medical Park Rd.
Columbia, SC 29203

Phone: 803-434-6991
Fax: 803-434-1167
Email: SimulationQuestions@PalmettoHealth.org
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Our goals
  • Increase the safety, efficacy and effectiveness of patient care through innovative interdisciplinary training.
  • Allow for learning in a safe, non-threatening and controlled environment away from the clinical setting.
  • Build confidence and increase the performance of clinicians.
  • Increase exposure to critical, yet low frequency patient encounters in order to minimize the risk to patients.
  • Increase effective communication among all members of our health care team.
  • Develop simulation as a tool for the assessment of clinical skills.
  • Use focused, methodologically sound research to measure the impact of simulation activities on learning and clinical practice.
  • Significantly enhance quality improvement initiatives using simulation activities.