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

About Palmetto Health

Welcome to Palmetto Health.

We’re on a journey to transform the health care experience for our patients and their families.

Palmetto Health is the largest and most comprehensive integrated health care system in the South Carolina Midlands region. Whether we’re providing emergency care, welcoming a baby into the world or mending a heart, our team is dedicated to working together to fulfill our Vision: To be remembered by each patient as providing the care and compassion we want for our families and ourselves.

When you’re here, you’ll remember how a simple touch eased your pain or how a nurse’s warm smile put your family at ease. Every time you visit Palmetto Health – in the hospital, at a physician’s office or for screening or diagnostic services – you’ll receive care to be remembered.

Our nearly 15,000 team members, physicians and volunteers are here to care for you throughout our Palmetto Health hospital system, which includes:

In June 2017, we announced our intention to join with Greenville Health System to create a new, not-for-profit health company. Our new company, Prisma Health, is designed to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve. In November 2017, we finalized our partnership and began operating as one health company under the leadership of co-CEOs Charles D. Beaman Jr., and Michael C. Riordan, who previously led Palmetto Health and Greenville Health System, respectively.

Committed to patient satisfaction

Treating our neighbors with exceptional care is one reason our locally owned, not-for-profit system is the largest, most comprehensive health care resource in the Midlands region. The care you receive at Palmetto Health is delivered by a team that cares about providing high levels of patient satisfaction.

Each year we:

  • Provide care for more than 1,000,000 patients
  • Welcome more than 7,000 babies into the world
  • Treat more than 150,000 pediatric visits and 3,000 cancer patients
  • Accommodate more than 220,000 Emergency Department visits
  • Perform more than 30,000 mammograms
  • Make more than 40,000 home care visits

The largest health care system in the South Carolina Midlands region

In addition to our six acute care hospitals, we are supported by a network of physicians and advanced practice providers in the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group and two 501(c)(3) foundations. We're proud to partner with the University of South Carolina and serve as the official health care provider for the USC Gamecocks. In addition, our Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center doctors serve as official team physicians.

Dedicated to training caregivers

As a teaching hospital, we train the next generation of physicians through our 26 residency and fellowship programs affiliated with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. And through the Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative, more than 1,000 member physicians come together to ensure patients receive the highest quality, coordinated and proactive care.

Our areas of specialty include:
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Behavioral care
  • Breast care
  • Cancer care
  • Emergency/Trauma care (the region’s only Level I trauma center and the state’s first Level II pediatric trauma center)
  • Geriatrics
  • Heart and vascular care (including the Advanced Heart Health Center and the Midlands’ only Left Ventricular Assist Device program)
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neuroscience
  • Obstetrics (including high-risk pregnancy and genetic counseling, and the area’s only two Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units)
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Surgery (including the Midlands region’s first da Vinci® robotic surgical systems)
  • Women’s care

Our service areas include:

Counties of Anderson, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Greenville, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Oconee, Orangeburg, Pickens, Richland, Spartanburg and Sumter.

Official health care provider for the USC Gamecocks

Palmetto Health is the official health care provider for the USC Gamecocks.We're proud to partner with the University of South Carolina and serve as the official health care provider for the USC Gamecocks.

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In addition, our Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center doctors serve as the exclusive official team physicians for all Gamecock sports.