March 8, 2013
Through the Affordable Care Act, states may expand Medicaid coverage to persons up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level. Increasing access to Medicaid will give 450,000 to 600,000 uninsured Ohioans and approximately 250,000 uninsured South Carolinians the dignity of health insurance. The debate is in the state legislatures. Voices are needed now to encourage extension of Medicaid coverage. [More]
December 21, 2012
This Christmas season, the Sisters of Charity Health System and all of our ministries celebrate the new beginnings and healthier tomorrows created this year. Together, we light the way to health and wellness for individuals, families and communities in Ohio and South Carolina. [More]
December 20, 2012
Providence has received the “3 star” rating since the inception of the comprehensive Society of Thoracic Surgeons rating system in 2006 that allows for comparisons regarding the quality of cardiac surgery among hospitals in the United States. As the number of health providers has increased throughout the years, Providence Heart & Vascular Institute remains a stalwart amongst top rated institutions. 94% of all heart programs in the country submitted to this review by STS. [More]
October 29, 2012
Providence Hospitals and the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina partnered to provide the Free Medical Clinic of Columbia in Columbia, South Carolina, with a $10,000 award. The Free Medical Clinic of Columbia provides health care at no cost to individuals and families who cannot pay for services and without health insurance. It also provides medications, diabetic supplies and patient education.
George Zara, president and CEO of Providence Hospitals, said, “Providence is honored to present the Free Medical Clinic of Columbia with this grant along with our Sister ministry, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. The clinic’s dedication to Columbia’s underserved residents is true to the spirit of our hospitals’ mission, which is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to God’s people.”
“The foundation’s vision is for families in this state to have the resources to live out of poverty, and access to health care is often a determining factor,” said Tom Keith, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. “The Free Medical Clinic serves families residing around both the hospital and foundation and this funding will help strengthen and support their work as they serve those in our community.”
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina and Providence Hospitals are ministries of the Sisters of Charity Health System.
Pictured: Tom Keith, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, (left) and George Zara, president and CEO of Providence Hospitals (right) present Dennis Coker, executive director of the The Columbia Free Medical Clinic, (middle) with a check for $10,000.
September 13, 2012
Providence Hospitals, South Carolina Heart Center, WIS-TV and the South Carolina State Museum, are joining forces to provide the first behind the scenes look offered in the southeastern United States at a beating open-heart surgery. [More]
July 2, 2012
Out of more than 3,900 hospitals in the United States and Canada, Providence Hospitals was recognized as a top performer connected to the GHX electronic trading exchange. [More]
July 2, 2012
Mended Hearts is a national nonprofit organization made up of nearly 18,000 individuals in 300 chapters nationwide who share their stories by volunteering their time to visit patients in hospitals. [More]
June 8, 2012
Providence Heart and Vascular Institute has again been recognized for its quality outcomes. For the eleventh consecutive rating period, the institute has received a “3 star” rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. [More]
May 29, 2012
Providence Hospitals has announced its 2012 recipient of the Dr. Preston A. Jones Memorial Scholarship: Callie Carroll, a medical student at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. [More]
May 21, 2012
The Sisters of Charity Health System Board of Directors approved the nomination of four new members to the Providence Hospitals Board of Trustees. [More]