Created in 1938 by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Providence Hospitals has always been known across South Carolina for compassionate care. In July 2015, the Sisters of Charity Health System signed a letter of intent for Providence Hospital and Providence Orthopedic Hospital to be acquired by LifePoint Health.
On February 2, 2016, LifePoint Health and the Sisters of Charity Health System announced that the acquisition of Providence Hospitals by LifePoint Health has been completed. In joining LifePoint, Providence has access to new resources that will further enhance quality care and strengthen its ability to expand the services it provides. Providence Hospitals, now known as Providence Health, continue to operate in a manner consistent with the identity of a Catholic hospital, as it has since its founding.
Providence Hospitals in Columbia, South Carolina, was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine in 1938. From its inception through sale in 2015, facility has been best known for the expertise in cardiac care it provides through Providence Heart & Vascular Institute, recognized statewide as a referral center for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
1938 - 2015: Providence Hospitals
Providence Hearts & Vascular Institute
2435 Forest Drive
Columbia, SC 29204
p: 803 256 5300
Established 1938 - Sold 2015
Providence Hospitals is the leading provider of cardiovascular and orthopedics services in the Midlands of South Carolina. Providence is composed of two hospitals, thirteen physician practices, a network of rehabilitation centers, three sleep centers, a school of cardiac diagnostics and is an accredited chest pain center. In total, Providence employs approximately 1,700 dedicated staff.
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.
TODAY: Providence Health
Owned by LifePoint Health
Providence Health continues as Catholic hospitals serving the Midlands of South Carolina with compassionate, quality care.
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