Prisma Health Richland Hospital (133)


Our dedicated team of medical professionals at the Prisma Health Richland Hospital Trauma Center cares for an average of 3,400 serious injuries each year. We provide total care for every aspect of injury, from prevention through rehabilitation.

Along with treating local patients, hospitals across 16 South Carolina counties send their most critically injured patients via ambulance or helicopter to our Prisma Health Richland Hospital Trauma Center, located in Columbia, SC. We are an American College of Surgeons (ACS)-verified Level I Adult Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center.  Level I is the highest ranking status a hospital can achieve, and we are one of five ACS Level I Trauma Centers in the state of South Carolina.


TSN Coordinator


Lara Peck
Email Coordinator

9 Medical Park Dr., Ste 470
Columbia, South Carolina, 29203

work: 803-434-6231

[email protected]

Website(s) Prisma Health Richland Hospital Trauma Center Prisma Health Children’s Hospital Trauma Center

Prisma Health Foundation

Upcoming Programs & Events

Trauma Survivors Day Celebration with the Columbia Fireflies

May 16, 2024  gates open at 6:00pm; game starts at 7pm

You’re invited to join the Trauma Survivors Network in celebrating trauma survivors and their families at the Columbia Fireflies game! Meet trauma survivors, their families, and Prisma Health Richland Hospital and Children’s Hospital trauma team members for a fun night at the ballpark! Around 6:45pm, the first pitch will be thrown by a trauma survivor and the kids (survivors themselves or family of survivors or team members) will take the field as Future Fireflies with the players. Don’t miss it! For trauma survivors and their families, Tickets are free; deadline to order is May 9th. ORDER TICKETS HERE: Each ticket includes a Fireflies baseball hat, $10 gift card for concessions, and free parking pass. For Prisma Health team members Tickets are $11 each; deadline to order is May 15th. ORDER TICKETS HERE: Each ticket includes a Fireflies baseball hat, and each team member will receive a $10 gift card for concessions If your child would like to be a Future Firefly and run on the field with the players during introductions, please email Lara Peck at [email protected]. You will need to arrive by 6:20pm to participate. Questions? Contact [email protected] or 803-434-6231

Contact Person
Lara Peck 
Email: [email protected]

Segra Park 
1640 Freed Street 
Columbia, South Carolina 29201


Trauma Survivors Virtual Support Group

June 12 and June 26, 2024  June 12 3:30-5:00pm EST; June 26 5:30-7:00pm EST

June’s topic: “Summer Strides: Rising Stronger from Injury, Embracing Change Together” Virtual support groups are free 90 minute online groups to support survivors of physical injury. Groups are co-led by TSN Trauma Professionals and TSN Peers. Register here:

Contact Person
Katherine Joseph 
Email: [email protected]


NextSteps Online

Ongoing The NextSteps program is a free 6-week self management course designed to recognize that YOU play the most important role in your recovery. based on the principles of self-management. It uses techniques that have been scientifically proven to increase one’s self confidence and sense of empowerment. NextSteps teaches you the skills to become an active self manager of your health and your life. Learn more here.


 3rd Wednesday of the month  6:30 – 8 pm ET

A virtual support group for young adults ages 15-29 with concussions and other brain injuries. These meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30- 8:00 p.m.

Contact Person
Rachel Kaplan 
Email: [email protected]


Brain Injury Support Groups


The Brain Injury Association of SC offers support groups for adults with brain injury across South Carolina. Find locations and meeting dates, contact info for support group leaders in your area by visiting the link below. Caregivers are welcome, too!

Contact Person
Email: [email protected] 


Spinal Cord Injury Support Groups


The Breeze Peer Support Groups bring together people who are going through or have gone through experiencing SCI. The SC Spinal Cord Injury Association’s support groups provide opportunities for our members to share personal experiences and feelings, coping strategies, or firsthand information about diseases or treatments. The groups also get together to do fun activities and outings as well. Find a group in your area by visiting link below.

Contact Person
Email: [email protected]


Burn Survivor Support Group


The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors offered peer support to burn survivors and their loved ones in hope for a brighter future. It is a mutual giving and receiving of encouragement and assistance between people who share common traumatic experiences. Available one-on-one or in group settings, in person or online, peer support helps to speed and strengthen recovery for burn survivors and their loved ones. View the link below for type of groups and meeting dates

Contact Person
Jessica Irven 
Email: [email protected]


Amputee Coalition Support Groups


The Amputee Coalition recognizes the challenges of recovering from a traumatic event such as losing a limb or learning that your child will be born with limb loss. With over 400 support groups and over 1,500 peer visitors across the country, peer support offers the emotional support, encouragement and information vital for a full recovery. Support groups for care partners and caregivers are also available

Contact Person
Amputee Coalition – 888-267-5669 ext. 8124 
Email: [email protected]

in-person or online 


Balanced Amputee Education and Wellness Communities

Balanced Amputee Wellness and Educational Communities are free communities aimed to promote wellness, education and empowerment for all individuals and families in the limb loss and limb difference community. A variety of support and educational opportunities are offered weekly online.

Contact Person
Leslie Green 
Email: [email protected]



Community Resources

SC Brain Injury Association


SC Spinal Cord Injury Association

The South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association provides information, education, and support to individuals with spinal cord injuries and their family members.

Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon offers resources and support to family members and friends of someone who struggles with problem drinking or substance abuse. United States: Telephone: (757) 563-1600 Toll-free Meeting Line: (888) 425-2666 Email: [email protected] Canada: Telephone: (613) 723-8484 Email: [email protected]

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous provides support and resources for people who struggle with a drinking problem or substance abuse. Confidential group meetings are available throughout the United States and Canada. Use the online locator to find the group and times that meet nearest you.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Mission: Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide. Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The ADA website provides information and technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. 1-800-514-0301 (voice) 1-800-514-0383 (TTY)

ADA National Network

The ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on how to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to support the mission of the ADA to “assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.” ADA specialists help families address complex questions on a wide range of ADA topics such as reasonable accommodations at work, building codes for new construction projects, accessible housing, and transitioning from school to work. ADA specialists also address questions about other disability laws, such as the Fair Housing Act, the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act, and the Rehabilitation Act. Phone: 1-800-949-4232

American Chronic Pain Association

Since 1980, the ACPA has offered peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals. The information and tools on this site can help you to better understand your pain and work more effectively with your health care team toward a higher quality of life.

American Trauma Society

The American Trauma Society is dedicated to the elimination of needless death and disability from injury. For 50 years, the ATS has served as an advocate for the trauma care system, trauma prevention programs, and survivors of trauma and their families throughout the United States. Our mission is to Save Lives, Improve Care, & Empower Survivors.


The mission of AMPOWER is to empower and strengthen those affected by amputation or limb difference through peer mentorship, educational resources, and community events.

Amputee Coalition

The mission of the Amputee Coalition is to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention. Resources and information for children, adults, and families.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research. It helps people understand the disorders and educates them about scientifically supported treatments so they can make informed decisions. It also supports professionals who provide treatment and conduct research. Click the link to learn how ADAA could help you or your family.

Brain Injury Association of America

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) works to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education to improve the quality of life for adults and children affected by brain injury. BIAA is dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury. It has a network of state affiliates, local chapters, and support groups.


Brainline provides education and resources about Brain Injury and PTSD for both adult and pediatric survivors and their families. They focus on treatment and recovery information for moderate to severe TBI symptoms in both adults and children. Phone: 703-998-2020

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Opioid Overdose Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funds national research, specializes in health education, resources, and raising awareness. Some medications, such as prescription opioids, can help relieve pain in the short term but also come with serious risks and potential complications—and should be prescribed and used carefully. The CDC highlights that the best ways to prevent opioid overdose deaths are to improve opioid prescribing, reduce exposure to opioids, prevent misuse, and treat opioid use disorder. 1-800-232-4636 TTY: 888-232-6348

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.

Family Caregiver Alliance

The Family Caregiver Alliance addresses the needs of family and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. It provides support, information, and tools to manage the complex demands of caregiving. These include online support and resources, navigators to help locate support services by state, and the National Center on Caregiving which unites research, policy, and practice to develop cost-effective programs for caregivers. Click the link to find out more about how FCA could help you or your family.

Hope After Head Injury

Hope After Head Injury exists to bring hope to those who have been impacted by brain injury in their life, whether going through the experience themselves or caring for a loved one. They understand that the journey through head trauma is a road that when walked alone can be scary and lonely. Through the voices of brain injury survivors and caregivers they provide awareness, encouragement, and hope.

Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Resources and information for youth, parents, and adults.

National Center for PTSD

The National Center for PTSD offers national resources for trauma survivors and families, which includes information about PTSD, resources such as the PTSD Coach Online, and videos from other survivors and professionals.

National Center for Victims of Crime

The National Center for Victims of Crimes 1. Advocates for Stronger Rights, Protections, and Services for Crime Victims, 2. Provides Education, Training, and Evaluation, and 3. Serves as a Trusted Source of Current Information on Victims’ Issues. This website helps survivors and families find local assistance, learn about crime and its effects, and browse resources to help victims of crime to rebuild their lives

National Human Trafficking Hotline

Human Trafficking is a crime in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in sex acts or labor services against his/her will. If you, or someone you know, are a victim of Human Trafficking, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888

National Institute of Mental Health

This website provides mental health education about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Information includes signs and symptoms of PTSD as well as professional treatment of PTSD. Call 1-866-615-6464 (toll-free) or visit

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers. For assistance, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), TTY: 1-800-799-4889. The Crisis Text Line is: 741741

Neurocritical Care Society

The Neurocritical Care Society provides and advocates for the highest quality of care for patients with critical neurological illness. It promotes skilled and compassionate patient care, professional collaboration, research, training and education, and advocacy. Click the links to learn more about the the Neurocritical Care Society and view a PDF of its patient and family brochure.

Office of Disability Employment Policy

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is the only non-regulatory federal agency that promotes policies and coordinates with employers and all levels of government to increase workplace success for people with disabilities.

Office of Personal Management, Federal Employment of People with Disabilities

The Federal Government is actively recruiting and hiring persons with disabilities. We offer a variety of exciting jobs, competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and opportunities for career advancement.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

If you have gone through a traumatic experience, it is normal to feel emotions such as distress, fear, helplessness, guilt, shame, or anger. If these symptoms don’t go away over time, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Visit this website from Mental Health America to find out about PTSD and ways you can help yourself or a family member who may be suffering from PTSD.

Rehabilitation Services Administration

Our mission — to provide leadership and resources to assist state and other agencies in providing vocational rehabilitation (VR) and other services to individuals with disabilities to maximize their employment, independence and integration into the community and the competitive labor market.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline (SAMHSA)

This helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish. The SAMHSA website also offers a treatment locator to identify local mental health providers. For assistance, call 1-800-662-HELP, TTY: 1-800-487-4889, or visit

The Friends and Family of Chic Kelly

The Friends and Family of Chic Kelly is dedicated to improving the quality of life for victims of spinal cord injury (SCI). It provides funding for SCI individuals to help with educational, physical, or medical needs. It is also committed to finding a cure for spinal cord injury. Visit the website to find out more information and how get involved.

Tri-State Advocacy Project

The Tri-State Advocacy Project is composed of advocates who have personally faced the challenges of having a family member with a catastrophic injury. They help families navigate the process of working with health insurance, applying for government benefits, and seeking out other community resources. Click the link to see how the Tri-State Advocacy Project could help your family.

United Spinal Association

United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers, and professionals. Its goal is to provide people living with SCI/D with active lifestyle information, peer support, advocacy, and services that maximize their independence and enable them to remain active in their communities. Visit the website for more information.

VictimConnect Resource Center

The VictimConnect Resource Center is a referral helpline where crime victims can learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately. As a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime, it combines: a telephone-based helpline, online chat, online information, and service referrals . The VictimConnect Resource Center is a referral helpline where crime victims can learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately. As a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime, it combines: a telephone-based helpline, online chat, online information, and service referrals