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Palmetto Health Children's Hospital

7 Richland Medical Park Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203

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12/9/2017

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.

11/3/2017

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.

11/21/2017

32nd annual Trouble in Toyland Report released

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

12/9/2017

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.

11/20/2017

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.

8/8/2017

Fight the flu with free flu shots

Influenza (the flu) is a serious disease you can get from anyone infected. Healthy people can get it and adults and children with other chronic diseases, such as diabetes or asthma, are even more at risk. 

Palmetto Health is helping protect you and your family with free flu shots* during several Saturday mornings in October and November. Registered nurses at locations throughout the Richland, Lexington and Sumter communities will administer the vaccine. The flu shot is available for anyone six months and older. Insurance is not required.
 

10/27/2017

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.

10/11/2017

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. While children eagerly plan their Halloween costumes, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers parents tips for a fun but safe Halloween.

10/9/2017

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

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

10/4/2017

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.

9/27/2017

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.

9/13/2017

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.

9/13/2017

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.

9/13/2017

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.

9/13/2017

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

When Olga Rosa, MD, starts something, she wants to see it to fruition. On Sunday, Sept. 17, she will be recognized at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Child Abuse and Neglect (SOCAN) national conference in Chicago with the Award for Outstanding Service to Maltreated Children.

9/12/2017

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.

8/11/2017

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.

8/10/2017

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.

8/7/2017

Avoid injury with book bag safety tips

A new school year is just around the corner and parents are busy stocking up on school supplies. Here are some tips to keep in mind when purchasing and using backpacks.

7/26/2017

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.

7/26/2017

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.

7/25/2017

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.

7/21/2017

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.

6/28/2017

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.

6/14/2017

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.

6/12/2017

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.

5/23/2017

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital pediatrician suggests age children can stay alone at home

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. 

5/15/2017

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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