August 20, 2013
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina again named Providence Hospitals’ Providence Heart & Vascular Institute a “Blue Distinction Center+” for cardiac care. The distinction singles out leading institutions that deliver better outcomes in patient care and meet strict clinical criteria developed by national organizations. [More]
August 16, 2013
ence Hospitals announced that Pamela Gallagher has assumed the role of senior vice president & chief financial officer (CFO) for the hospital. Gallagher has served as interim CFO since May 2013. [More]
July 29, 2013
Providence Hospitals recently announced that it is the exclusive home of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) surgery in the Midlands of South Carolina. The intricate procedure is for those patients with aortic stenosis—who are at high risk for traditional aortic valve surgery—to have their constricted aortic valve replaced without opening the chest. [More]
June 24, 2013
Founded in 1938 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine, Providence Hospitals in Columbia, South Carolina, recently kicked off its 75th anniversary celebration. [More]
May 29, 2013
Providence Heart & Vascular Institute has, for the 13th consecutive rating period, received the highest quality rating of “3 stars” from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). This rating is based on empirical clinical information and exhibits the institute’s long-standing reputation of providing high quality outcomes. [More]
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]