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About Palmetto Care Connections

Established in 2010, Palmetto Care Connections (PCC) is a non-profit organization that brings technology, broadband, and telehealth solutions to health care providers in rural and underserved areas in South Carolina. PCC hosts the Annual Telehealth Summit of South Carolina presenting state and national best practices and trends, as well as providing networking connections for health care, technology and broadband professionals.

The leader of the South Carolina broadband consortium, PCC assists health care providers in receiving broadband savings through the Federal Communication Commission’s Healthcare Connect Fund program. Since 2013, PCC has helped providers save more than $111 million in broadband costs.

PCC co-chairs the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance, along with the Medical University of South Carolina, serving as an advocate for rural providers and partnering with organizations to improve health care access and delivery for all South Carolinians.

Palmetto Care Connections received the 2023 Redefining American Healthcare Award presented by the Health Care Leadership Council. Click here to read story.

The National Cooperative of Health Networks Association named Palmetto Care Connections in 2021 Outstanding Health Network of the Year. In recognition of her devotion to improving health care in rural areas, PCC Chief Executive Officer Kathy Schwarting received South Carolina’s 2021 Community Star award presented by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health.

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Our Mission

Every South Carolinian is connected to healthcare services

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Our Vision

To increase access to quality health care for rural and underserved South Carolinians through telehealth, broadband, and technology.

Our Customers

Health and human service providers who are serving rural and underserved areas and populations.

Our Customers’ Core Values

• Build trusted relationships
• Empower communities
• Innovative solutions
• Keep healthcare local
• Inclusion
• Equitable access
• Advocate

PCC plays an essential role in helping lead the SC Telehealth Alliance’s efforts to expand telehealth across the state. Their technical expertise with broadband has allowed countless health care organizations to obtain the access and connectivity necessary for telehealth at a subsidized, affordable cost.

Ryan Kruis, LMSWSouth CarolinaTelehealth Alliance