Summer has officially arrived, bringing temperatures in the 90s to parts of South Carolina. While summer offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun, the extreme heat and increased activity levels can also lead to a rise in unintentional injuries and health issues. By being prepared and aware of common summerContinue Reading

Anil Dhokai, a Multimedia Specialist on the Marketing, Communications and Consumerism team, has won an EMMY for a video he produced about a young patient with cancer who was treated at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital in the Midlands. His video, “Nothing can stop child cancer patient after receiving prosthetic limb,”Continue Reading

Independence Day is just around the corner, and many people plan to gather for cookouts or shoot off fireworks. Prisma Health wants to make sure you spend this holiday making memories with your loved ones – not treating injuries caused by a fireworks misfire or a burn from a grill.Continue Reading

Prisma Health is sponsoring the 32nd annual Hearts and Hands Forever Walk October 9, 3 pm, at Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel Street, Columbia. In the event of inclement weather, a virtual event will be rescheduled later in October. The quarter-mile memorial walk is for anyone whose life has been touchedContinue Reading

For the second year in a row, Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge has been named a Leapfrog Top Hospital, demonstrating a continued commitment to meeting the nation’s toughest standards for safety and quality. Only 5 percent of hospitals in the U.S. achieve this elite recognition, and Baptist Parkridge is one ofContinue Reading

Prisma Health has received the Quality Award from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), achieving Ambulatory Level 8 certification through CHIME’s “Digital Health Most Wired” program. Prisma Health was awarded this honor in the Acute, Ambulatory and Long Term Post-Acute Care categories. The mission of the Digital HealthContinue Reading

Michael Bundy, Chief Executive Officer for PRISMA’s Parkridge and Baptist locations, spoke on October 8 to the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo.  In his position Bundy monitors the performance at his two assigned hospitals on a daily – sometimes hourly – basis. Obviously, along with all the other medical situationsContinue Reading

In October, Prisma Health will launch its annual Midlands community free flu vaccination campaign as part of its system-wide effort to offer protection from the highly contagious virus. Protect your family with free flu shots available at sites in Richland, Lexington and Sumter counties. The flu shot is available forContinue Reading

The Town of Irmo and Prisma Health held a 4th of July celebration in the Prisma Health Amphitheater in the community Park of Irmo. The event featured a screening of the Film Independence Day, food, and fireworks.Continue Reading

Prisma Health will relocate its large public COVID-19 vaccination sites to smaller venues due to the availability of other site options. Community members with existing appointments will be contacted about the site change and appointment time updates. Columbia Colonial Life Arena site closes from July 3, through July 6, re-openingContinue Reading