July 22, 201444
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celia saxon

Celia Saxon Health Center Born From Baptist

Did you know that the strategic thinking behind the Celia Saxon Health Center in Columbia, SC, began during a summer reading initiative with the Columbia Housing Authority? In 1996, representatives from Baptist Medical Center and the Columbia Housing Authority (CHA) explored ideas on providing better access to health care services for residents within the housing… Read More »

July 21, 201445
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Anesthesiologist Satish Prabhu, M.D. Celebrates 35 Years of Service

“In 1979, it was by a stroke of luck and good fortune that I started working at the Baptist Hospital in Columbia,” starts Dr. Satish Prahbu. “Their reputation was such that most new medical professionals and health care workers looking for work would first explore the opportunities at “the Baptist” before going anywhere else. It… Read More »

July 20, 201446
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Centennial Reflection: Remembering the Lily Hardin Building

“I came to work at Baptist on April 1, 1992, as a Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor in the Pastoral Services department,” reflects Irene Albritton, Palmetto Health’s director of Chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). “I loved my new job and the people I was fortunate enough to work with each day.  But I am also… Read More »

July 19, 201447
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1925 Scale Still Calibrated at Baptist

This scale, from 1925, stands today at the Marion Street entrance to Palmetto Health Baptist. From the Toledo Scale Company, this full-size scale is still calibrated and used for personal weigh-ins (although unofficial) by Baptist patients, visitors and team members. Palmetto Health is featuring facts about our people, places and experiences drawn from the past… Read More »

July 18, 201448
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Baptist Operators

Smooth Operators at Baptist, 1973

In 1973, a team of nine telephone operators took care of 36 incoming phone lines and 11 internal phone lines to keep South Carolina Baptist Hospital covered. The operators were responsible for making emergency calls (fire, coronary mayday, blood bank, etc.) and for paging doctors, nurses and staff. They also served as an answering service… Read More »

July 17, 201449
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Around the World to Baptist

Twin sisters Rosemond (Ros) Squirewell and Rosalie Blair have worked at Palmetto Health Baptist for many, many years. The sisters agree that it’s the relationships with the people of Baptist that have had the largest impact on their lives. Born in the British West Indies, they both gained valuable health care experience around the world… Read More »

July 16, 201450
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Harry Metropol

Baptist Has Been a Family for the Metropols

Dr. Harry Metropol practiced at Palmetto Health Baptist from 1964-2003. A general and thoracic surgeon, Metropol served as Chief of Surgery for 16 years and held a variety of other leadership positions. “I wasn’t part of a surgical group and I controlled my own schedule, so I was asked to serve in a variety of… Read More »

July 15, 201451
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Candy Stripers Volunteer Services

In 1972, the young ladies you would see at Baptist helping the nurses and aides around the hospital, commonly called Candy Stripers, performed many useful and valuable services including filling water pitchers, making beds, delivering flowers and mail, reading to patients, assisting visitors and many others. Baptist Administrator William A. Boyce said their volunteer services… Read More »

July 14, 201452
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The Dean Family is Connected to Baptist

Scottie Dean has worked at Palmetto Health for over 14 years. He is currently serving as a clinician with Psychiatry and evaluates patients for mental health in the Emergency Department at Baptist. Scottie also works at Richland Springs with the assessment and referral office. Scottie’s wife, Ava Dean, also works at Baptist. Ava works in… Read More »

July 13, 201453
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Centennial Profile: Richard Wayburn, M.D.

Richard Wayburn, M.D. (1921-2005), was one of the first anesthesiologists in the Midlands of South Carolina and a former member of the Baptist Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors. He was a member of the Baptist Medical Center medical staff from 1951 to 1992. In 1946, Dr. Wayburn graduated from the Medical College of Georgia…. Read More »