Palmetto Health is South Carolina's largest, most comprehensive, locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare resource. The 1,247-bed system, a JCAHO accredited institution, has more than 9,500 employees and 1,200 physicians. The hospitals of Palmetto Health provide care for more than 70 percent of the residents of Richland County and more than 55 percent of the healthcare for the combined Richland/Lexington county area. Baptist Easley provides more than 35 percent of the care for Pickens County residents. As a highly respected, long-time member of the Columbia /Richland community, Palmetto Health Richland hospital believes that the latest technology and treatment protocols go hand-in-hand with quality patient care.