Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity Health System, Providence Hospitals is known across South Carolina for its compassionate care. This nonprofit organization is licensed for 304 beds and is comprised of four entities: Providence Hospital, Providence Heart & Vascular Institute, Providence Hospital Northeast and Providence Orthopaedic & Neuro Spine Institute. A faith-based health care facility in the Midlands area of South Carolina, Providence employs more than 1,900 caring individuals.
Providence Hospital, located in downtown Columbia, was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine in 1938. The facility is best known for the expertise in cardiac care it provides through Providence Heart & Vascular Institute, which is recognized statewide as a referral center for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Providence Hospital Northeast is a 46-bed community hospital established in 1999 that offers a range of medical services in surgery, emergency care, women's and children's services and rehabilitation. Providence Northeast is home to Providence Orthopaedic & Neuro Spine Institute, which provides medical and surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of the bones, joints and spine. The hospital campus also includes an after-hours care program at night and on weekends for pediatric patients who require specialized treatment for illness and injuries.
Learn more at www.providencehospitals.com.
Providence Hospital Northeast
120 Gateway Corporate Boulevard
Columbia, SC 29203
P. 803 865 4500
Providence Heart & Vascular Institute
2435 Forest Drive
Columbia, SC 29204
P. 803 256 5300
Acute care hospital providing medical and surgical specialties for adults. 258 beds.
Centers of excellence include
Providence Heart Institute: Opened in 1974. Recognized statewide as a referral center for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Its staff has performed more cardiac procedures than any medical team in the state.
Providence Women’s Heart Center: Opened in 2006 as the first program in South Carolina dedicated exclusively to screening women for risk factors of cardiac disease, the #1 killer of women in the U.S.
In 2011, Providence Hospitals established a separately incorporated development foundation to support its fund-raising needs. Individuals, organizations, corporations and grantmaking foundations are invited to learn more about ways to support the medical center’s mission through charitable giving to the Providence Hospitals Development Foundation.
President and CEO,
George A. Zara has been president and CEO of Providence Hospitals since 2008. Previously, Zara served as president and CEO of Saint Anthony Hospitals (Centura Health) in Denver, Colorado and president and CEO of Carondelet Health in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Zara has held significant positions in health administration throughout his career, beginning in 1977. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Read More »