Prisma Health Baptist Hospital

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Prisma Health Baptist Hospital
Prisma Health
Geography
LocationColumbia, South Carolina, United States
Coordinates34°00′25″N 81°01′59″W / 34.0069°N 81.033°W / 34.0069; -81.033Coordinates: 34°00′25″N 81°01′59″W / 34.0069°N 81.033°W / 34.0069; -81.033
Organisation
Hospital typeGeneral
Services
Emergency departmentYes
Beds489 Licensed Beds
History
Founded1914 as South Carolina Baptist Hospital
1980 as Baptist Medical Center
1998 as Palmetto Health Baptist Columbia
2017 as Prisma Health Baptist Hospital
Links
Websitehttps://www.palmettohealth.org/locations-directions/hospitals/baptist
Other linksList of hospitals in South Carolina

Prisma Health Baptist Hospital (Formerly Baptist Medical Center and Palmetto Health Baptist Columbia) is a 489-bed acute-care facility located at the intersection of Taylor and Marion Streets in Downtown Columbia, South Carolina. The hospital was established in 1914 as South Carolina Baptist Hospital by the South Carolina Baptist Convention after the widow of Dr. Augustus B. Knowlton, a prominent Columbia physician, asked the church to purchase the hospital, at that time a 70-bed facility on Marion St., that she and her husband started. Over the years, the hospital expanded and grew as additional services were offered. In 1998, Baptist Medical Center merged with Richland Memorial Hospital to form Palmetto Health. It is owned and operated by Prisma Health, the largest not-for profit hospital operator in South Carolina.[citation needed]

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