Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital/Children’s Miracle Network Facts

  • Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital was founded in 1983 and was the first children’s hospital in South Carolina
  • Mascot: Richie the Raccoon
  • Nearly 80,000 children treated each year in its inpatient and outpatient units
  • More than 30 pediatric subspecialties available to treat children
  • Only children’s emergency center in central South Carolina, located in one of only four Level I Trauma Centers in the state
  • A Pediatric Transport Team stabilizes and transports using specialized ambulances and air ambulances when indicated; home of the STORK, “speedy transport of risky kids,” that safely transports infants from other hospitals to Children’s Hospital
  • Staffed by more than 200 professionals (nurses, therapists, hospitalist physicians and pharmacists) who work exclusively with children and have many years of experience meeting children’s health care needs
  • Children’s Hospital includes The Tom Bates Day Hospital, which specializes in providing outpatient procedures and other selected interventions; with a pediatric Sedation Service staffed by physicians and nurses trained in pediatric sedation procedures. The Day Hospital option in many cases can result in an earlier discharge
  • The Children’s Surgery Center ensures that every step of the surgical process is specialized for children. Surgeons here represent a broad array of pediatric specialties and serve children with routine and complex surgical needs
  • Visit their website at http://ch.palmettohealth.org/

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals. Each year the 170 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind.

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has grown dramatically since its founding in 1983, from a televised fund raiser in a small studio to one of the world’s leading children’s charities helping 17 million kids each year.

The 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals are there 24 hours a day to help kids of every age and background overcome every imaginable disease and injury—from asthma and broken bones to cancer, heart defects, pediatric AIDS, muscular dystrophy and serious injuries. These children’s hospitals are also on the front lines of preventing disease and injury through research, education and outreach programs that keep millions of kids out of the hospital each year.

Thousands of special events and grassroots fund raisers are conducted year-round through a coalition of premier children’s hospitals, media partners and corporate volunteers working together to ensure healthy kids in their communities. In addition to the “Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Celebration,” an annual televised fund raiser, corporate sponsors sell paper Miracle Balloons, radio stations broadcast Radiothons, and college students hold Dance Marathons—just a few of the programs generating millions of dollars each year to provide the life-saving care and crucial services kids need.

And the need is truly great. This year alone Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals will provide charity care worth billions, yet these children’s hospitals depend on community support to help fund their vital services.

Through its year-round efforts to help kids, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $3 billion to date, most of which is donated a dollar or two at a time by caring individuals across North America.

To donate or to learn more, go to www.cmnhospitals.org. Your donations benefit your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.