Six years after I first mentioned it to Nathan’s News readers and just over a year after the “Topping Off” ceremony , our community will finally see the inside of our newest hospital! Come joine me and see firsthand how the wait was worth it!

Palmetto Health is inviting the community to an open house at its newest hospital, Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge, Saturday, March 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. At the open house, Palmetto Health will offer hospital tours; samples of the fresh, local food that will be served at the hospital; musical entertainment; a personal gift to remember the event and more.

In addition, Palmetto Health has planned a special celebration to start the day that highlights its strong commitment to the community. Starting at 10 a.m., approximately 900 community members from churches, schools, local businesses and the Palmetto Health team, will join together to form a “Circle of Health” around the building as a show of unity. Interested in participating in the “Circle of Health”? Contact Ali Walker, Parkridge Community Advocates Coordinator, at 803-434-4482.