December 1, 2017
Throughout the year AAF of the Midlands selects a member or corporate member to highlight in a Membership Spotlight. For our second spotlight of the year, the board has selected Palmetto Health. For over two decades, Palmetto Health has been very active members and chances are if you’ve been to any of our events, you’ve probably run into one of their employees — including the infamous Tim Floyd.
We reached out to Palmetto Health for a quick interview to learn more about their company and hear why they’re involved with AAF. Here’s what they had to say:
AAF: Tell us about your company.
Palmetto Health: Palmetto Health, the largest health care system in the South Carolina Midlands region and one of the state’s largest employers, comprises more than 15,000 team members, physicians and volunteers working together to fulfill Palmetto Health’s Vision: To be remembered by each patient as providing the care and compassion we want for our families and ourselves. The system includes six acute-care hospitals in the Midlands—Palmetto Health Baptist, Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, Palmetto Health Heart Hospital, Palmetto Health Richland and Palmetto Health Tuomey. In the South Carolina Upstate region, Palmetto Health also co-owns Baptist Easley Hospital. Recognized nationally as one of the best places to work and receive care, the system also includes the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group, the region’s largest multispecialty group, which serves as the entry point to the health care system with more than 500 providers serving patients in more than 80 practices and nearly 100 locations. Palmetto Health also is supported by two 501 (c)(3) foundations, and trains the next generation of physicians through its 24 residency and fellowship programs affiliated with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. For more information, visit PalmettoHealth.org or call 803-296-CARE (2273).
At the time of this spotlight, Palmetto Health had just finalized a partnership with Greenville Hospital System to create a new, not-for-profit health company that will employ more than 28,000.
AAF: What’s the best part about working at Palmetto Health?
Palmetto Health: Health care marketing is very complex. We are challenged to create solutions that simplify and help our guests have the very best health care experience possible. Our work has special meaning because ultimately, we are ensuring that our community gets the health care they need and deserve during the extremes of life—the happiest and saddest times.
AAF: Share a fun fact about your company most people wouldn’t know.
Palmetto Health: If the Williams Brice Stadium and the Colonial Life Arena were both sold out to children younger than 18, both would not be large enough to hold the 150,000 children cared for by Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital this year.
AAF: How long have you been a member of the AAF?
Palmetto Health: We’ve been members for more than 25 years.
AAF: Why are you a member of the AAF?
Palmetto Health: AAF is a great way to stay connected to the creative community. The meetings and fun events are like a big creative family reunion. The educational lunches are a source of education and inspiration.
AAF: What’s your favorite AAF event or initiative?
Palmetto Health: The oyster roast is so great. A great atmosphere to meet new friends and connect with old friends.
Want to see more of Palmetto Health? On Tuesday, December 5, we’re letting them takeover… our Instagram stories that is. Follow @aafmidlands on Instagram and see what a normal day on the Palmetto Health team entails!