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Erica’s story

Erica’s story

As a perioperative nurse, I work at Prisma Health because we provide the best operating room and trauma services in the area. The best part of my job is being an advocate for our surgical patients in a time when they are most vulnerable. 

Erica’s story

Surgical Nurse Navigator, Richland Surgical Services Outpatient Surgery Department
Employed since 2003 

I’ve been privileged to serve in several positions: circulating nurse, surgery staff educator and surgical nurse navigator. Along with these positions, I have been motivated and supported to obtain my specialty certification, earn higher formal education, and participate in Nursing Shared Governance. With this professional growth and development, I am able to care for patients and their family members from an overarching perspective that is consistent with our Prisma Health Purpose: Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference. I see this brought to life every day as our perioperative team provides exemplary practice throughout the surgical care continuum, yielding optimum outcomes and patient satisfaction.      

Patients entrust us with their care because we have top-notch physicians and team members who genuinely care, along with the technology and resources to provide safe, quality care for every patient, every time.     


Our commitment to South Carolinians

As the state’s largest healthcare employer and a locally owned private non-profit, we invested nearly $180 million in competitive salaries and benefits for some 30,000 team members in the last two years alone. We raised our minimum wage to $14/hour, increasing the standard of living for many of your neighbors and relatives who, in turn, spend money to benefit local economies.

Over the last year, 157 doctors and 111 advanced care practitioners joined our medical group of 2,700 employed clinicians who are focused on your health and wellness. And they don’t do this alone — 2,300 independent providers work with us at our 12 acute care and six specialty hospitals. We advance the quality of care across the state together.

What’s more, through our Community Engagement commitments, Prisma Health invests in numerous local not-for-profit organizations, local businesses, public health initiatives and outreach programs to improve the quality of life for all South Carolinians. We work with Habitat for Humanity to provide families access to stable housing and the National Alliance on Mental Illness to address the rising mental health crisis among our citizens. Our support of the March of Dimes, the YMCA and the Urban League has resulted in millions of dollars to provide care for mothers and babies, drive youth development, and empower African Americans and others to achieve their highest human potential, ultimately improving the quality of life in the communities we serve.

With more investments in the people of South Carolina and more providers — both employed and independent — we’re doing even more to help you be your healthiest you.

By the numbers


As a locally owned, not-for-profit health organization, Prisma Health is committed to clear communication about our impact.

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Greenville Health Authority Report

2020 Report to the Greenville Health Authority.

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Community Outreach Programs Report

A Certificate of Public Advantage Report by Prisma Health in the Midlands

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