December 18, 2014

Terrence Kessler names interim CEO of Providence Hospitals

Providence Hospitals has announced Terrence P. Kessler as its new interim president and CEO as of January 1, 2015. In this role, Kessler will provide direct oversight of Providence Hospital, Providence Orthopedic Hospital, and the associated rehabilitation and physician practices. Kessler will also remain president and CEO of Providence’s parent corporation, the Sisters of Charity Health System. [More]
November 25, 2014

Providence Hospitals receives top rating from Society of Thoracic Surgeons for 16th time in a row

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has awarded its highest overall rating of three stars to Providence Hospitals for the 16th time in a row. Providence has now received the highest rating for every six-month reporting period since STS began giving the recognition with 2006 data. In the latest round, only 12 to 15 percent of hospitals participating received the three-star overall rating. [More]
November 18, 2014

Providence Hospitals recognized for excellence in cardiac and orthopedic care

Providence Hospitals, which consists of two of the Sisters of Charity Health System’s five Catholic hospitals, has been recognized by Healthgrades for excellence in cardiac and orthopedic care. [More]
September 19, 2014

Providence Hospitals Biomedical Services Department profiled in TechNation magazine

To keep nearly 5,500 pieces of advanced medical equipment at several locations maintained and operating at peak performance, Providence Hospitals relies on a team of six employees in its biomedical services department. TechNation magazine profiled the department in its September issue. [More]
June 27, 2014

Providence Hospitals Development Foundation provides $20,000 to support female heart disease survivors

The Providence Hospitals Development Foundation is providing $20,000 to support the launch of Providence Hospitals’ WomenHeart Program, which is a national program that offers a support network for female heart disease survivors. [More]
May 14, 2014

Providence Hospitals awards first responders medals

Providence Hospitals awarded six individuals the “Radiant Responder Medal” at its 2014 first quarter STEMI/EMS Outreach Meeting for their response to a call in January for assistance from a 61-year-old man who went into cardiac arrest at his home. [More]
May 12, 2014

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Providence Hospitals and St. John Medical Center score high in patient safety

The Leapfrog Group recently released its latest Hospital Safety Scores, with three Sisters of Charity Health System hospitals achieving high marks. Scores are based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. [More]
May 8, 2014

Three Providence nurses named to South Carolina’s top 100

Three nurses from Providence Hospitals were honored at the South Carolina Nurses Foundation’s 13th Palmetto Gold Nurse Recognition awards and celebration May 7. The honor, limited to the state’s top 100 nurses, included Providence’s Carmen Garcia, Christine Power and Vickie Williams. [More]
May 6, 2014

Providence Hospitals inducts two physicians into Society of St. Luke

Providence Hospitals recently inducted two physicians into the Society of St. Luke, a program that celebrates and honors selected members of the Providence medical staff. Judith Hoffman, M.D., and Robert G. Kiger, M.D., were honored at an induction ceremony in April. [More]
May 5, 2014

24-hour online giving event May 6 to benefit South Carolina nonprofits

The Central Carolina Community Foundation is presenting the first regional day of giving in the Midlands of South Carolina Tuesday, May 6 with its 24-hour giving challenge, Midlands Gives. Midlands Gives is designed to raise money and awareness of 150 Midlands nonprofit groups, including three ministries of the Sisters of Charity Health System: Healthy Learners, Providence Hospitals and the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families. [More]