Palmetto Health named finalist for International Hospital Federation Award

Palmetto Health is one of three health systems in the United States to be named as a finalist for the International Hospital Federation (IHF) Award program. The award recognizes innovation, excellence, outstanding achievements and best practices of hospitals and health care organizations. Palmetto Health is a finalist in the Corporate Social Responsibility category and was recognized for “Our Tithe: A commitment to caring for our community.” The entry describes Palmetto Health’s tithe, which provides health care services and support to the underinsured, uninsured and medically underserved people in the Midlands of South Carolina.

Applications came from 33 countries and 118 organizations, with only 27 health systems around the world selected as finalists. Palmetto Health will attend the Word Hospital Congress ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Brisbane, Australia, along with presenting during a poster session.

“Being selected as a worldwide finalist is an affirmation of the great work we are doing here in South Carolina,” said Vince Ford, Chief Community Health Services Officer. “We are on a mission to keep people healthy and help improve their lives, regardless of their income or insurance levels. We’re here to help our community. It is an honor to be recognized internationally for this achievement.”

Palmetto Health has been tithing and giving back to the community for more than 20 years. For information about our commitment and the services, programs and initiatives we provide, please visit

Established in 1929, the IHF is an international not-for-profit, non-governmental membership organization. Its members are worldwide hospitals and health care organizations having a distinct relationship with the provision of health care. For more information on the IHF Awards, visit:


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