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
How can I encourage my children to be more active during winter months?
A fresh new year is an ideal time to ask your children about their interests. Get their help in choosing something they like to do. When you make fitness fun, your family will want to participate.
If Friday usually means pizza night at your house, now is the time to add a new tradition. Make Friday or Saturday your "Family Fitness Night" and choose a fun activity that everyone can enjoy. Consider Zumba®, yoga, Pilates or an active video or dance game. Get your children involved in creating your own in-home circuit training course, where you move from "station" to "station" doing short bursts of specific moves. If you have stairs, use these as one of the circuit training areas. Hula hoops, jump ropes and mini trampolines are a great way to keep up cardio fitness. Young children can draw hopscotch boards outside with sidewalk chalk.