The Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative is a clinically integrated network of physicians and healthcare providers created to drive targeted improvements in healthcare quality and efficiency.  As a physician-led, patient-centered performance improvement organization, the PHQC is committed to:

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    Integrating Quality Initiatives Across the Continuum of Care

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    We provide coordination across the continuum of care.

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    We work as an integrated team, Palmetto Health and its physician partners, to achieve the best results for our patients.
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    Accelerating the Implementation of Advanced Clinical Technology

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    We make the patient the focus of all our efforts.

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    We provide the highest value of care for our community.
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    Reducing Underuse, Overuse and Misuse of Clinical Resources

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    We invest the appropriate resources necessary for achieving quality outcomes and efficiency.

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    We operate in an ethic of trust, integrity, respect, stewardship, and open communication.

Nearly 1,500 Healthcare Providers

The PHQC network is comprised of nearly 1,500 healthcare providers from the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group and independent private practices in four counties in central South Carolina.  These counties include Richland, Lexington, Sumter and Fairfield. Providers representing nearly 50 individual specialties work together across all settings of care to achieve the greatest value for our patients – high quality, cost-effective care.

Physician-Led

The PHQC is governed by a physician-led Board of Managers and three primary committees comprised of more than 40 Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group and private practice physicians.  The committees oversee the Clinical Integration program, budget and payer contracts, and participant performance.  The Sumter Steering Committee provides a link between the Midlands and Sumter regions.

Board of Managers

The Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative is led by a Board of Managers who provide leadership and oversight for the network.

Chair
Carolina Care

Secretary
President, Palmetto Health

Senior VP
Wells Fargo Advisors

Physician
Sumter Pediatrics

Physician
Columbia Nephrology

Medicare Community Representative

Physician
Donen Davis Plastic Surgery

CEO
Palmetto Health – USC Medical Group

Physician
South Carolina Oncology Associates, PA

Physician
USC Family Medicine

Physician
Parkridge OB/GYN

Physician
South Carolina OB/GYN Associates, PA

Physician
South Carolina Pediatric Alliance

Physician
Carolina Anesthesiology Associates, PA

PHQC Staff

CEO
Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative

System Director
Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative

Coordinator, PHQC Programs
Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative

Provider Relations Coordinator
Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative

Administrative Coordinator
Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative

Care Coordination Institute – Midlands Staff

Senior Quality Specialist
Care Coordination Institute

Associate Quality Specialist
Care Coordination Institute

Associate Quality Specialist
Care Coordination Institute

Our Structure

The PHQC is governed by a physician-led Board of Managers and three primary committees comprised of more than 40 Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group and private practice physicians.  The committees oversee the Clinical Integration program, budget and payer contracts, and participant performance.  The Sumter Steering Committee provides a link between the Midlands and Sumter regions.