Aiken Health Services

The Aiken area is blessed with having some of the best medical care available for its citizens. The Aiken Regional Medical Center is a state of the art medical facility offering a wide variety of specialties and services. Also, within a 30 minute drive to Augusta you will find the Georgia Regents University/Medical College of Georgia, University Hospital, Trinity Hospital, the United States Veterans Affairs Medical Center , and more.

Aiken Regional Medical Centers is a 245 bed facility that was opened in 1917 and has been in its current location since 1976. ARMC has 120 physicians that represent 40 plus specialties. 92% of the staff is board certified and many are certified in multiple areas.

ARMC prides itself on going above and beyond to ensure the care and recovery of the patients that utilize the facilities is a smooth process tailored to them individually. ARMC also goes to great lengths to differentiate itself from other medical institutions. Part of this comes from community education and outreach. By offering many different programs and services they have something for everybody. Some of these include first aid and CPR training, American Red Cross babysitting classes, health fairs and support groups, programs to help teens make wise choices, family life education programs, wellness programs for seniors, and a free health magazine called Quality of Life. The hospital also host seminars at multiple locations throughout Aiken in conjunction with 5 area churches, four planned communities and the City of Aiken. These seminars are an easy way for members of the community to get useful health and wellness tips.

ARMC is also committed to reaching women and helping them to become educated to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. For this reason, the Women Enlightened for Better Health initiative was created. This is the first program of its kind in the CSRA. Women who take part in the program can have access to Aiken Regional's Women's Health Nurse Navigator. Members also get to enjoy the hospitals classes, programs and events at a discounted rate. This includes seminars and activities that are as unique as the patient experience. ARMC also offers a program designed especially for people over 50. The Senior Wellness program offers a variety of helpful services including a discount program that that has over 100 participating providers. Seniors also get a newsletter that is a great source for healthy living tips, healthcare information and information about events hosted by the hospital.

There is a large number of small businesses as well as manufacturing facilities in Aiken and the Hospital is actively working with them to educate and train the employees on proper health care and wellness. This can result in fewer sick days, less on the job injuries, increased productivity and better problem solving abilities.

The Program provides multiple services to local business including: Periodic heath risk assessments, Preventative, Bio-metric and comprehensive cardiac screenings, Personal health portfolios, Education seminars and health fairs, Disease management and nutrition guidance Physicals, Drug screenings

Quick Facts about ARMC

  • 1) Emergency department treats over 54,000/ people per year
  • 2) The Women's LifeCare center delivers over 1,200 every year
  • 3) There are more than 4,800 surgical procedures done each year
  • 4) With the exception of the Aurora Pavilion, all patient rooms are private
  • 5) Consistently ranked among the nation’s top hospitals for quality measures in pneumonia care
  • 6) Recognized by South Carolina Emergency Management as having the No. 1 Incident Command System in the state
  • 7) Recognized as the only storm ready healthcare facility in the CSRA by the National Weather Service

Facilities and Services of the Medical Center:

Aurora Pavilion Behavioral Health Services - Provides individualized assessment and inpatient and outpatient treatment for adults, children, adolescents and seniors who have behavioral, emotional, and substance abuse problems.

Bariatric Surgery -Offers gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery. The process includes preoperative counseling, support groups and nutritional counseling.

Cancer Care Institute of Carolina - Offers both radiation oncology and hematology/oncology services, in addition to support services for cancer patients and their families.

Cardiovascular Institute of Carolina - Offers everything from health screenings and education to diagnostic testing, medication, surgery and rehabilitation.

Diabetes and Nutrition Teaching Center -Board Certified in pediatric and adolescent nutrition and weight management, renal nutrition management and diabetes self-management.

Emergency Department - Committed to making your emergency department experience as smooth and simple as possible with caring physicians and staff available 24/7

Joint and Spine Center - People recovering from hip or knee replacement surgery will work with their physician, nurses, physical therapist, "coaches" and a case manager during a week-long recovery program. Patients will participate in both individual and group therapy sessions to ensure the best recovery experience.

Laboratory Services -has four locations including Laboratory at ARMC, Outpatient Services at ARMC, Southside Medical Services, and Northside Drawing Station.

Palmetto Pediatric Center - Provides inpatient and outpatient services for infants, children and adolescents. Children can get regular health care as well as care when they are sick. Inpatient services include the newborn nursery and inpatient admissions.

Sleep Evaluation Center - Patients undergo sleep studies that examine how you breath and sleep which can be instrumental for a physician to identify a sleep disorder and begin treatment options.

Southside Imaging Center - Offers services including digital mammography, open MRI, multislice CT scans, ultrasound and more.

The Vein Center- Offers several procedures to treat venous diseases. These include sclerotherapy, ligation/phlebectomy and VNUS Closure.

Women's Life Care Center - Services include Gynecologic care, breast surgery, treatment of menopause and osteoporosis, estrogen replacement therapy, and more. The childbirth center prides itself on advanced clinical expertise and a warm and caring staff.

Women's Life Care Diagnostic Services - Services include mamography, bone densitometry, stereotactic breast biopsy and routine xrays. Our all digital mamography insures that results are both fast and comprehensive.

Wound Healing Institute of Carolina - This facility is committed to giving you the care and the healing that you need. Their Services include hyperbaric oxygen therapy and much more.

There is Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center clinic in Aiken, SC. The Community Based Outpatient Clinic are staffed by caring and dedicated VA employees. These professionals provide many services including primary care and mental health services to smaller communities and rural areas to provide care that is accessible and convenient

Also, within a 30 minute drive to Augusta you will find the Georgia Regents University/Medical College of Georgia, University Hospital, Trinity Hospital, the United States Veterans Affairs Medical Center , and more.

Aiken has the finest care for our elderly citizens with numerous nursing and assisted living facilities complete with skilled nursing care, assisted living, and physical and restorative treatment.