SRC parkridge circle of healthOn Saturday, March 1, the newly constructed Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital held its public ‘open house’ prior to the grand opening later in March. More than 1,300 people from nearby communities, including Kara Powell, Saluda River Club’s Director of Business Development and her family, celebrated the opening of the hospital by forming a human “circle of health” all around the beautiful, state-of-the art medical facility.

Tammy C. Epps, Media Relations Manager with Palmetto Health, was delighted with the turnout: “We encircled the entire building on Saturday. The community commitment and energy that was in the air was contagious! There are no words to express the gratitude that I feel to each of the participants for helping make it happen. It was a dream come true for the entire Palmetto Health family and each of us extend our gratitude to all.”

The beautiful new hospital is located just 10 miles from Saluda River Club (less than 15 minutes by car), a major benefit for the residents of the award-winning master-planned community in Lexington.

Saluda River Club is conveniently located between Parkridge and Lexington Medical Center, and near other top medical centers in the area as well, such as Palmetto Health Baptist, Palmetto Health Richland, Children’s Hospital at Palmetto Health Richland, Dorn VA Medical Center, Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Providence Hospital, and Three Rivers Center for Behavioral Health.

There’s no doubt about it: For many medical professionals who practice in the Midlands, Saluda River Club is centrally located and the perfect place to live!

Baptist Parkridge Hospital will be a full-service hospital, with maternity and sports medicine expected to be two of its strengths. Palmetto Health designed the facility to handle just about anything; services planned for the new hospital include:

  • Emergency Department
  • Cardiology (non-invasive)
  • Endocrinology
  • Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Intensive Care
  • Newborn Nursery
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Rehabilitation (outpatient)
  • Urology

According to the hospital’s website: “Our new 76-bed full-service community hospital, with 24/7 emergency care, serves the residents of Irmo, Harbison, Chapin, Dutch Fork and surrounding areas. The hospital provides high-quality, state-of-the-art inpatient, medical, surgical and emergency care, along with greater access to a full complement of primary care physicians and specialists. The hospital includes inpatient units, an intensive care unit, a labor and delivery unit and a newborn nursery, six operating rooms, and diagnostic and treatment services including laboratory, imaging, pharmacy and more.”

All of us at Saluda River Club welcome Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge Hospital to the area.

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