JEDA Bonds Help Palmetto Health Save on Financing

Columbia, SC — Richland County

Palmetto HealthPalmetto Health, the parent organization of Palmetto Health Baptist, Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge and Palmetto Health Richland, is using $20 million in new bonds issued through the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority (JEDA) to refinance a portion of the Series 2009 bonds issued to finance the acquisition of land, buildings and other hospital improvements in Richland County.

Palmetto Health currently has 8,322 employees and is the area’s largest healthcare provider.

“Refinancing a portion of the Palmetto Health debt incurred while expanding to serve the needs of its community and beyond was a complicated transaction and we’re privileged to have had a role,” said Bond Counsel David Kates of Chapman and Cutler LLP in Chicago.

“Palmetto Health has helped to restore the health of countless citizens of our state for many years. We are pleased to help finance the facilities that make this work possible,” said Harry A. Huntley, CPA, Executive Director of JEDA in Columbia.

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