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Step inside Palmetto Health Children's Hospital and you'll immediately know you are surrounded by people who have dedicated their lives to caring for children. You'll find kid friendly features everywhere and a skilled team of pediatric professionals all located under one roof and sharing one goal — to provide coordinated, compassionate care to South Carolina's children and their families.

Every detail has been carefully considered so that you can focus on your child's well-being while a team of pediatric experts takes care of your child's medical needs. The state's first freestanding Children's Hospital offers family-centered patient rooms, playrooms. Family spaces make it easy for parents to stay close to their children throughout hospital stays and during outpatient treatments.   

This hospital, through the eyes of children, was designed as a bright, happy place that feels like home.

7 Richland Medical Park
Columbia, SC 29203
803-296-KIDS

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Tips to Protect Children from Heat Stroke

The number of heat stroke deaths of children being left unattended in vehicles in the United States has been steadily trending upward. Hyperthermia (heat stroke) is the leading cause of non-crash vehicle deaths for children under the age of fourteen. Heat stroke can occur when a person’s temperature exceeds 104 degrees F and their body’s temperature regulating system is overwhelmed.

In just 10 minutes, a car’s interior temperature can rise by 19 degrees. Between one and two hours, it can rise 45–50 degrees. Leaving the windows cracked does not make a significant difference, so it is not an acceptable compromise.
Tips from Safe Kids USA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration include:

Click here for heat stroke safety tips.