Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals Acquires Petersen & Plante Internal Medicine

November 25, 2007

COLUMBIA, SC – November 21, 2007 – Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals recently acquired Peterson & Plante Internal Medicine Associates. 

Peterson & Plante was established in 1993 by Dr. Alan C. Peterson, Jr., and Dr. Paul A. J. Plante. In the last 14 years, this practice has grown from two founding partners to seven physicians that include: Alan C. Peterson, Jr., Paul A. J. Plante, Joseph M. Cavanaugh, Jr., Jeffery C. Ford, Nehal T. Desai, Jaiprakash Patel, and G. Stuart Hooks. 

This practice has two locations: 1750 Laurel Street in downtown Columbia and 21 Gateway Corners Park in northeast Columbia.  The practice is accepting new patients.

With this acquisition, Providence now operates six physician practices:  Providence Women’s Health, Providence Northeast Family Care, Providence Northeast Family Care at Lake Carolina, Providence Internal Medicine, and Providence Spine Center.  These practices, along with Peterson & Plante Internal Medicine Associates are located throughout the downtown and northeast areas of Columbia.  These practices are managed and operated by Augustine Health Group, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals.

Owned by the Sisters of Charity Health System, Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals is known statewide for its compassionate care.   Our non-profit organization is licensed for 304 beds and is comprised of four entities: Providence Hospital, Providence Heart Institute, Providence Hospital Northeast and Providence Orthopaedic & Neuro Spine Institute. A faith-based health care facility in the Midlands area of South Carolina, Providence employs more than 1,600 caring individuals.

Providence Hospital, located in downtown Columbia, was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine in 1938. The facility is best known for the expertise in cardiac care it provides through Providence Heart Institute, which is recognized statewide as a referral center for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Providence Hospital Northeast was established in 1999 and offers a range of medical services in surgery, emergency care, women’s and children’s services and rehabilitation.  Providence Northeast is home to Providence Orthopaedic & Neuro Spine Institute, which provides medical and surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of the bones, joints and spine.