Providence Hospital Northeast celebrates five yearsProvidence Hospital Northeast celebrates five years

COLUMBIA — Providence Hospital Northeast, part of the Sisters of Charity of Providence Hospitals, celebrated five years of compassionate care this year. Providence Northeast opened its doors March 29, 1999. It was developed as a community hospital for one of the fastest growing areas of Richland County.

Services include 24-hour emergency care, general and outpatient surgical services, primary care, intensive care, outpatient diagnostic services and wound care and occupational health services, plus a wide range of women’s services including obstetrics and gynecology.

Since 1999, the hospital has added bone density diagnostic services and extended mammography service hours on evening and weekends. This year, Providence Northeast will open a sleep disorders center and a nuclear medicine department. The hospital also expanded its physical therapy department, which includes a pediatric therapy program.

“Providence Northeast is a true community hospital for the people who live and work in northeast Columbia and is committed to providing outstanding health care services in a faith-based setting,” said Steve Purves, president and CEO of Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals.