Tuomey will undergo another name change soon — sort of.
For decades, the hospital was named Tuomey Regional Medical Center before officially changing its name to Palmetto Health Tuomey a few years ago when it was bought out by Palmetto Health. Now, Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health have merged and will unite under a new brand identity early next year and will release the new name and logo on Tuesday.
A spokeswoman for Palmetto Health distributed a news release Thursday concerning next week's announcement.
The two hospital systems united last year, and the parent company's interim name has been SC Health Company since Nov. 21, 2017, according to Tammie Epps, media relations manager with Palmetto Health.
The new company name and logo will begin replacing the Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health names and logo early in 2019, according to the release.
However, campus and hospital names will retain their core name identities. That means 'Tuomey' will still be included in the new name for the Sumter-based hospital.
Other legacy hospital identities like Baptist, Greenville Memorial, Laurens and Richland will remain as well, according to the release.
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