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Palmetto Health Baptist, which was founded in 1914, has a rich history based on a mission of Christian service. Much of Palmetto Health Baptist's success over the past 90 plus years is attributable to its strong and dedicated leadership. There have been only three presidents W. M. Whiteside, William A. Boyce and Charles D. Beaman Jr. a continuity of administration of which very few healthcare systems can boast.

Today Palmetto Health Baptist Columbia operates at a capacity of 489 acute care beds with some 2,900 full- and part-time employees, nearly 700 physicians and 500 volunteers. Palmetto Health Baptist is regarded as one of the best equipped and up-to-date hospitals in the Southeast.


Quick Facts about Palmetto Health Baptist

  • Palmetto Health Baptist has won the Consumer Choice Award for ten consecutive years.
  • Palmetto Health Baptist is regarded as one of the best equipped and up-to-date hospitals in the     Southeast.
  • More than 225,000 patients from across the state and beyond are served here each year.
  • 2,300 employees and a medical staff of 740 provide a wide range of primary and specialty health care.

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