Palmetto Health Prepares To Celebrate 125th Anniversary

August 30, 2017 | Posted By: Connor Watkins

September 17 marks the 125th anniversary of Palmetto Health Richland and the hospital is celebrating it's history throughout these next few weeks and sharing it all on social media.

They've shown the recovery of their time capsule that was placed in the Richland campus back in December 1992!

In the video above, Palmetto Health Chief Nursing Officer Carolyn Swinton, RN, takes a moment to reflect on the changes in nursing since Columbia Hospital opened and on what drew her to become part of the Palmetto Health Richland team 27 years ago.

Palmetto Health is the largest and most comprehensive integrated health care system in the South Carolina Midlands region. More than 15,000 team members, physicians and volunteers are dedicated to working together to fulfill Palmetto Health’s Vision: To be remembered by each patient as providing the care and compassion we want for our families and ourselves.
 
The locally owned, not-for-profit system includes six Joint Commission-accredited acute-care hospitals with 1,439 patient beds – Palmetto Health Baptist, Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, Palmetto Health Heart Hospital, Palmetto Health Richland and Palmetto Health Tuomey. In the South Carolina upstate region, Palmetto Health also co-owns Baptist Easley Hospital with Greenville Health System.