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Columbia, SC 29203

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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

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.


Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group Announces Three New Pediatric Subspecialists

Varun "Bubby" Bhalla, MD, is the newest member in the division of Pediatric Surgery.

Bhalla is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG). He completed his general surgery residency at MCG before completing a surgical critical care fellowship at Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C. Bhalla then completed his pediatric surgery fellowship at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.


September Car Seat Safety Classes and Car Seat Check Events

Kohl's Buckle Buddies holds Car Seat Check events and Car Seat Safety Classes throughout our community each month. No appointments are needed for the Car Seat Check events – just drive up and nationally certified child passenger safety technicians will be available to assist with your car seat needs.


The Eclipse is Coming, Totally

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.

Studies show that insufficient sleep is associated with lower academic achievement, as well as higher rates of absenteeism and tardiness.


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. With backpacks topping most students' checklists, Palmetto Health Children's Hospital offers some tips to keep in mind when purchasing and using backpacks.


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.


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.


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.


August Car Seat Safety Classes and Car Seat Check Events

Kohl's Buckle Buddies holds Car Seat Check events and Car Seat Safety Classes throughout our community each month.


July Car Seat Safety Classes and Car Seat Check Events

Kohl's Buckle Buddies holds Car Seat Check events and Car Seat Safety Classes throughout our community each month.


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.


Car Seat Safety Class

At Child Passenger Safety Classes, you'll learn general car seat information that is tailored to your child's needs while also having the opportunity to get hands-on experience installing your car seat.


Handwriting Boot Camp

Could your child be better prepared with extra handwriting help?


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 hosted by the Champions Society, a Palmetto Health Foundation annual giving society, at Spirit Communications Park.


Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Pediatrician Suggests Age Children Can Stay Alone at Home

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