Amtrak train accident results in influx of patients at Palmetto Health hospitals

Posted on 2/4/2018

Palmetto Health hospitals received an influx of patients from an Amtrak train accident in Cayce, South Carolina, on Sunday, Feb. 4. Palmetto Health hospitals' patient count has been updated. The thoughts of all our team members are with the family and friends of those injured in this accident.

Monday, February 5, 2018, 11 a.m. update:

Palmetto Health received 62 patients: 59 adults and 3 children at multiple hospital locations.
  • 56 patients were evaluated, treated and released.
  • Palmetto Health still has 6 patients with the following patient conditions: 2 critical, 2 serious, 1 fair and 1 good.

Sunday, February 4, 2018, 1:47 p.m. update:

The total number of patients has been adjusted at each hospital. Palmetto Health received 62 patients: 59 adults and 3 children. Patient count and conditions at the hospitals include:

  • Palmetto Health Baptist received 4 patients: 1 admitted in fair condition.
  • Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge received 10 patients: 1 admitted in fair condition, 1 still being evaluated for admission.
  • Palmetto Health Richland received 48 patients: 4 were admitted. Patient conditions include 1 in critical condition, 2 in serious condition and 1 in fair condition.
  • All other patients were evaluated, treated and released but still may be waiting to be transported.  

Palmetto Health continues to coordinate with local authorities, Amtrak and the American Red Cross to assist these families in any way possible. Special thanks to everyone who stepped up to help assist in this emergency.


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