Providence Health

Columbia, South Carolina

Welcome to Columbia, the capital of South Carolina and home to a diverse array of neighborhoods, heritages and historic districts.

The Hospital

Providence ExteriorProvidence Health was first established in 1938 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine to minister to the community in mind, body and spirit, and provides a comprehensive range of inpatient, outpatient and post-acute services. It serves Columbia and the surrounding region through its 258-bed downtown campus, its 74-bed Northeast Columbia campus and its physician practices. Providence Health is a nationally recognized referral center for cardiac care and its Northeast campus is recognized as a Blue Distinction honoree by Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina.



The Community

Gervais Bridge

Founded in 1786, Columbia is known for the three rivers that converge in its midst – the Saluda, the Broad and the Congaree. The city’s metropolitan area includes both Lexington and Richland counties, and is home to Fort Jackson – the largest and most active Initial Entry Training Center in the U.S. Columbia’s multiple colleges and universities, including the University of South Carolina, present a robust environment of learning and culture for the region.

Columbia is centrally located in the state and offers residents and visitors a plethora of recreational activities. Hiking, kayaking, swimming, running and cycling can be enjoyed at a number of area parks. The University of South Carolina offers a vibrant college athletics scene for sports enthusiasts. The Koger Center for the Arts keeps a busy calendar of shows and activities throughout the year. And beach excursions and mountain retreats are just a day trip away.