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Palmetto Health Children's Hospital

7 Richland Medical Park Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203

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Please join us this January.


Pediatric surgeon Varun Bhalla, MD, receives national award

Bhalla is one of just three physicians in the nation to receive this year’s Avery Award, which recognizes clinicians and researchers exemplifying patient-centered care and a commitment to gastroschisis advocacy.


Fight the flu with free flu shots

Palmetto Health is helping protect you and your family with free flu shots in October.

Registered nurses will administer the vaccine, available for anyone six months and older. Insurance is not required.


Buckle Buddies car seat safety classes and check events

Buckle Buddies holds car seat checks and child passenger safety classes throughout our community each month. No appointments are needed for the car seat checks – just drive up and nationally certified child passenger safety technicians will be available to assist with your car seat needs.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers Halloween safety tips

The candy aisles are stocked and the jack-o’-lanterns illuminated, reminding us that Halloween is just around the corner.


Media Alert: Children to throw pies in the face of childhood cancer

Event is a chance for children with cancer and blood disorders to throw pies in the faces of doctors, nurses and caregivers in a delicious spirit of fun!


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Children’s Emergency Center achieves Pediatric Ready recognition

Children’s is first in the state to achieve this recognition.


C. Warren Derrick, MD/Helen G. Lynch Champion of Children Award presented to co-recipients, Diane Bagnal-Moody and USC Dance Marathon

Recipients recognized by Palmetto Health Foundation for their decades of devotion to patients and caregivers.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers book bag safety tips

The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that nearly 5,000 emergency room visits each year are due to injuries related to book bags. Many students have no lockers, or limited access to lockers between classes because of security or disciplinary issues.


Pediatric and adolescent gynecologists play an important role in caring for children

Gynecologic care can span a lifetime, now often starting earlier in life.


Palmetto Health offers tips to keep your child safe around lawnmowers

Remember to keep children away from dangerous yard equipment.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers fireworks safety tips

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital and the American Academy of Pediatrics urge families to protect their children from injuries caused by fireworks.


When is it safe to leave your child home alone?

What age should a child be allowed to stay at home alone? This is a challenging decision for parents, especially when the school year ends.

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital pediatrician Deborah Greenhouse, MD, offers tips to help parents decide when a child is ready to stay home alone. 


Play it safe: Protect your child's face during spring sports

Four tips to prevent facial injuries with simple safety precautions.


Recognizing early signs of autism spectrum disorder

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital encourages community members to recognize the importance of early diagnosis in treatment of autism spectrum disorder.


​April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

In recognition of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital is offering tips to help recognize and prevent child abuse.


Camp Wonder Hands seeks volunteers, counselors and first-time campers

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital-led camp serves children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.


Tips for keeping children safe in and around water

Summer is a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends at the beach, lake or pool. Unfortunately, every year approximately 800 children under the age of 14 die due to drowning accidents.


Tips to protect children from poisoning

March is National Poison Prevention Month and National Poison Prevention Week is observed March 19-26. Each year, unintentional poisoning is the cause of death for approximately 100 children aged 14 years and under.


Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Clinic expands services

Conditions treated at the clinic include menstrual concerns, puberty and contraceptive needs. The clinic also provides hormonal management for medically complicated patients such as those with seizure disorders, heart problems and other medical conditions.


What to do if your child catches the flu

Some people liken the flu to a bad cold, but it’s more serious and can be very dangerous to children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 20,000 children younger than five years old are hospitalized each year from flu complications such as pneumonia.


Why the flu vaccine is still recommended to protect children during this flu season

Studies show the vaccine reduces the impact of the flu among the overall population.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers tips to protect children from extreme cold

With a major winter storm causing freezing temperatures, take extra precautions to protect children.


Protect your melon: Helmet safety tips

Palmetto Health Children's Hospital pediatric neurosurgeon Catherine McClung Smith discusses helmet safety for kids and shows why it's so important with a watermelon experiment.


Three new providers join Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group

Palmetto Health Children's Hospital welcomes pediatric endocrinologist Bhavana Narala, MD, hospitalist Duncan Norton, MD, and pediatric nurse practitioner Leah Mitchell, DNP.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers holiday safety tips

Use these important reminders to help keep your child safe during the busiest season of the year.


32nd annual Trouble in Toyland Report released

Dangerous or toxic toys can still be found on America’s store shelves.


Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group announces five new providers

Kristl Tomlin, MD, has joined the Generalist OB/GYN Division of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group. Tomlin joins Judy Burgis, MD, in providing gynecologic care to pediatric and adolescent patients at the 2 Richland Medical Park location. She has a special interest in gynecologic care of adolescents with special needs, as well as adolescent contraceptive management.


​Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital therapy dog, Chiver, celebrates service anniversary

Chiver is dedicated to Children’s Outpatient Physical and Specialty Therapy patients.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital provides tips for helping children cope with tragic events

Your child saw a frightening story on the evening news. How do you respond to your child’s questions?

According to Robin Welsh, MD, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital’s child and adolescent psychiatrist and director of the Child Development and Behavioral Health Clinic at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics, the main thing to keep in mind is that children look to their parents and base their reactions on how their parents react to the news.


Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group announces three new providers

Maggie Gray, MD, is a pediatric cardiologist who recently joined the Palmetto Health-USC Pediatric Cardiology Group. She is a graduate of Clemson University and earned her medical degree from the University Of South Carolina School of Medicine.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital ophthalmologist to perform sight-restoring surgery for 8-year-old girl from American Samoa through rotary Gift of Life program

An 8-year-old girl from American Samoa will receive life-changing surgery Thursday, Sept. 14 at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. The child, Lourdes Iputi, is the recipient of a Gift of Life procedure through a partnership between Palmetto Health, Spring Valley Rotary Club and its medical charity, Gift of Life.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital recognized for quality improvements by Solutions for Patient Safety

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital was named Hospital of the Month in August by Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS), a network of more than 130 children’s hospitals throughout the United States and Canada that works together to decrease hospital acquired harms.


Department of Pediatrics ranks significantly above national average in education experience

The American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) conducts a national survey each year in which medical school graduates rate their education experience. The Graduation Questionnaire (GQ) was established in 1978 as a method for AAMC medical schools and other organizations to identify and address issues critical to the future of medical education and the well-being of medical students.


Olga Rosa, MD, to receive national award at AAP conference in Chicago

Olga Rosa, MD, will be recognized with the Award for Outstanding Service to Maltreated Children.


Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group announces three new pediatric subspecialists

Varun "Bubby" Bhalla, MD, is the newest member in the division of Pediatric Surgery, Stephanie Phillips Ambrose, DO, is now part of the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and L. Alex Young, MD, has joined the division of Child Abuse Pediatrics.


Tips for gazing and staying safe during the total solar eclipse

You’ve probably heard about the upcoming astronomical event that has more than just stargazers marking their calendars and throwing shindigs. On Monday, Aug. 21, Columbia and other areas of the Palmetto state will be in the path of a total solar eclipse. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon gets between Earth and the sun, and the moon casts a shadow over Earth.


Tips for a back-to-school sleep routine

Many parents relax their children’s bedtime rules and sleep requirements during summer months. This can create a challenge for children who need to get back to a routine for the upcoming school year.


Lexington family grateful for Pediatric Neurology and PICU teams

Nov. 26, 2016, is one Michelle and Jason Giovannone of Lexington will always remember. Their daughter, Gabriella Holland Giovannone, 5, had been complaining of earache pain and was taking antibiotics.


Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group announces first pediatric physiatrist

Colleen A. Wunderlich, MD, MSc, joined the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group in June as director of the new Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitation Center which will open in 2018.


Feeling the burn: Protect your child from the sun

Nothing can ruin your family’s “fun in the sun” faster than one of your loved ones suffering from severe sunburn. Because children are especially vulnerable, we’ve put together some tips to help you protect them during the sunny summer months and beyond.


Camp Wonder Hands offers a quiet paradise for campers

Camp Wonder Hands provides a quiet paradise for children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers fireworks safety tips

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital and the American Academy of Pediatrics urge families to protect their children from injuries caused by fireworks.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers tips to keep children safe in and around water

Summer is a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends at the beach, lake or pool. Unfortunately, every year approximately 800 children under the age of 14 die due to drowning accidents.


C. Warren Derrick, MD/Helen G. Lynch Champion of Children Award presented to Mary D. Dailey

Mary D. Dailey was recognized for her decades of devotion to Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital and its patients, physicians, nurses and care team members during a ceremony at Spirit Communications Park.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital physicians concerned about rise in heat stroke deaths in children

Physicians remind community of how quickly temperatures can rise in cars. Pediatric critical care physician Jason Peck, MD, pediatric intensivist at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, has seen the tragic results of children being inadvertently left in hot cars.

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