Palmetto Health Richland
Palmetto Health Richland is a public, not-for-profit regional community teaching hospital with 649 inpatient beds devoted to medical, surgical, pediatric, cardiac, psychiatric, and obstetric and gynecologic care. The hospital also supports the Level One trauma center for the region, a neonatal intensive care unit, and special care and newborn nursery units, as well as Palmetto Healths South Carolina Cancer Center. Outpatient services total more than 284,000 visits annually. The Family Practice Center sees approximately 40,000 patients each year; approximately 72,000 patients are treated annually in the Emergency Department. Palmetto Health Richlands affiliations with the Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute support diversified residency training programs in dental education, emergency medicine, family practice, internal medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopaedic surgery, pediatrics, and general psychiatry, child/adolescent psychiatry and fellowship programs in endocrinology, forensic psychiatry, geriatrics, hyperbaric medicine and sports medicine.
In February 1998, Richland Memorial Hospital and Baptist Healthcare System combined their resources and facilities in Columbia to create one integrated health care system, Palmetto Health, the largest health care system in South Carolina. Medical students benefit from the expanded educational opportunities resulting from the alliance.
Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center
The Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a 297-bed medical complex which includes a medical/surgical facility, a psychiatric unit, and a nursing home care facility. There is an ambulatory care program with clinics in medicine, ophthalmology, surgery, and other specialties. Annual ambulatory care visits total approximately 375,000. The Dorn V.A. Medical Center is one of the most active Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers in the South Carolina-Georgia region. Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center operates a satellite clinic in Greenville, South Carolina and community-based outpatient clinics in Florence, Rock Hill, Orangeburg, Sumter, and Anderson, South Carolina.
South Carolina Department of Mental Health
Various clinical facilities of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health provide clinical experiences for medical students. The William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute is licensed as a 270-bed child-adolescent and forensic psychiatry hospital. Medical students rotate on inpatient and outpatient clinical units in the area of child-adolescent psychiatry
Additionally, students rotate through other South Carolina Department of Mental Health facilities, including the G. Werber Bryan Psychiatric Hospital, a 266-bed facility that specializes in the treatment of adults with acute psychiatric illnesses, and the Columbia and Lexington Area Mental Health Centers, where thousands of outpatient visits annually enable students to gain exposure to the treatment of patients with a variety of psychiatric conditions on an emergent basis.
Greenville Hospital System
The Greenville Hospital System is a multihospital system located in Greenville, approximately 100 miles from Columbia. The 1,040-bed system provides 292,803 total patient care days. It includes acute-care and complex-care facilities, psychiatric and pediatric hospitals, as well as a physical rehabilitation hospital. Outpatient visits total approximately 749,849 annually; approximately 151,899 patients are treated annually in the Emergency Room. The Greenville Hospital System has residency training programs in family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedic surgery, pediatrics, and general surgery, medicine/pediatrics combined program, and vascular surgery fellowship.
John A. Martin Primary Health Care Center
The John A. Martin Primary Health Care Center in Winnsboro, S.C., the Kershaw Family Medicine Center in Kershaw, S.C., and the Bennettsvile Primary Care Health Care Education Center in Bennettsville, S.C. provide medical care to residents of these primarily rural counties and serve as teaching facilities for medical students during the third-year family medicine clerkship.