Our Affiliate System

We are building one organization with affiliates in two regions. Our parent company, now known as Prisma Health, supports both affiliates with overall direction and leadership as we continue to align. We will soon share one brand across the entire organization to better reflect this. The rebranded Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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We are becoming Prisma Health in early 2019

Geriatric Fracture Program

Earlier treatment. Faster recovery.

When a patient is admitted for treatment of a fracture following a mild fall, they are referred to our Geriatric Fracture Program. This program is designed to foster a more rapid and complete recovery within individuals age 65 and older with lower extremity fractures of the hip, leg or ankle.

Our orthopaedic surgeons address the special needs of the geriatric patient and work with an interdisciplinary team of case managers and social workers, nurse practitioners, and internists to diagnose, educate and provide a treatment plan for patients who are entered into the program.

Benefits of the program are:

  • Streamlined inpatient care for patients with porosis related fractures.
  • Promotes a streamlined approach getting patients to surgery within 24 hours or less. A decreased time to surgical intervention results in better patient outcomes and shorter lengths of stay.
  • Standardized protocol plan allowing improved efficiency and patient safety.
  • Early intervention to facilitate a proper care plan and ease in transition to rehabilitation.

The goal of this program is to meet the needs of our increasingly aging population by providing timely, cost-effective, patient-centered care to people 65 years and older who suffer fractures.

Learn about the Osteoporosis Program at GHS