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The exemplary health care programs you'll find in the Midlands range from oncology to cardiology, children's services to emergency services, general surgery to wellness programs. Greater Columbia is indeed served by excellent health care facilities.

Locating A Physician
The Columbia Medical Society of Richland County offers a free physician referral service for residents of Richland and Lexington counties. Call 803-765-1498 for more information.

Area Hospitals:

Dorn VA Medical Center
The Dorn VA Medical Center is a dynamic, growing medical complex dedicated to providing the best possible treatment to more than 250,000 veterans who reside in South Carolina. Since opening in 1932, the hospital has grown to its current 530-bed capacity. With a budget exceeding $100 million dollars, it treats more than 30,000 veterans in 185,000 outpatient visits and 4,000 in admissions.

Fairfield Memorial Hospital
Fairfield Memorial Hospital is a 50-bed hospital located in Winnsboro, SC, which is 25 miles north of Columbia. Winnsboro is pinpointed in the center of Fairfield County.

Lexington Medical Center
For more than a quarter of a century Lexington Medical Center has been providing quality health care to residents of Lexington County and beyond. Lexington Medical Center is a non-profit, general acute care hospital conveniently located at highway 378 and I-26. Recent expansions increased capacity to 292 beds, while increasing state-of-the-art technology and a competent staff of caring professionals. Hospital services include cardiac, vascular and pulmonary rehabilitation, outpatient surgery and diagnostics, radiation oncology, radiology, surgery, women's services, physical therapy and wellness programs.

Palmetto Baptist Medical Center
Palmetto Baptist Medical Center has joined with Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital to form a unified healthcare system called Palmetto Health Alliance. The new partnership means new names and logos for the hospitals, but more than that, it means a renewed commitment to providing the best care possible to the citizens of Columbia and its surrounding communities. In its more than 80-year history, Palmetto Baptist has grown from a two-building, 70-bed hospital into a multi-complex, 524-bed medical center serving a five-county region. Located in downtown Columbia, Palmetto Baptist has more than 3,500 employees, physicians and volunteers. Areas of excellence are dedicated to surgery, obstetrics, cancer, orthopaedics, women's and children's services and psychiatry.

Palmetto Richland Memorial
Palmetto Richland is a nationally-recognized 649-bed regional community teaching hospital. One of South Carolina's largest healthcare organizations, Palmetto Richland's specialty services include one of a handful of partially-matched bone marrow transplantation programs in the nation, high-risk obstetrics, orthopaedics, psychiatry, cardiology, oncology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery and medical/surgical services. Palmetto Richland has the Midlands' only Level I trauma center, treating the most seriously injured patients. As a teaching hospital, Palmetto Richland has more than 10 physician residency programs and is affiliated with the University of South Carolina and other universities.

Providence Hospital
Providence Hospital: Mending Hearts and More! Known statewide for its compassionate Christian care, Providence Hospital was founded by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine of Cleveland, Ohio in 1938 and continues its mission of healing today as a 50-50 partner with Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation. Often referred to as South Carolina's "heart hospital", Providence is a nationally recognized referral center for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Senior Care Facilities:
Among the many senior-care and extended care facilities are the following:

Brian Center-Columbia
2451 Forest Drive

Brian Center Nursing Care-St. Andrews
3514 Sidney Rd.

Life Care Center of Columbia
2514 Faraway Dr.

Magnolia Manor of Columbia
1007 N. King St.

Manor Care of Columbia
Forest Dr.

Manor Care Health Services of Lexington
2416 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia

NHC Health Care, Lexington
2993 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia