Our affiliate system

We are building one organization with affiliates in two regions. Our parent company, now known as Prisma Health, supports both affiliates with overall direction and leadership as we continue to align. We will soon share one brand across the entire organization to better reflect this. The rebranded Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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We are becoming Prisma Health in early 2019
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Palmetto Health Children's Hospital

7 Richland Medical Park Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203

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Feeding Program

Feeding can be a very frustrating activity for many families and children

Our feeding therapy is provided by either a speech language pathologist or an occupational therapist that will create an individualized plan for a child’s success. Available for children of all ages.

Our team will provide support and help in the following areas:

  • Texture aversion/severe restriction of food types
  • Mealtime behavior challenges/refusals
  • Oral motor weakness/issues
  • Limited intake/refusals of foods/liquids
  • Picky eaters
  • Patients transitioning off of the bottle to cup/straw
  • Patients transitioning from stage 2 to stage 3/table foods
  • Difficulty or inability to safely swallow foods/liquids
  • Gagging/vomiting
  • Becoming a more independent feeder
  • Slow or poor weight gain
  • Developmental delays/disorders/syndromes that can cause underlying feeding difficulties
  • Medical diagnoses related to eating difficulties
  • Provide age appropriate feeding/drinking skills
  • Patients who have not done well on or failed a modified barium swallow study (videofluoroscopy study)

Each child’s progress is measured by (specific to each child):

  • Weight gain
  • Transition
  • Increasing food intake
  • Increasing food variety
  • Eat/drink safely

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