Mobile Health Unit – Coming Soon Gallery
This project honors the Late Honorable Reverend Senator Clementa Carlos Pinckney’s commitment to health equity and increasing access to health care services. His legacy is one of tireless and courageous public service aimed at increasing the quality of life for his constituents in South Carolina Senate District 45.
South Carolina State Senator Honorable Rev. Clementa Carlos Pinckney was in the process of developing a mobile health care unit to serve Lowcountry residents when his life was tragically cut short while in service as Pastor at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June 2015.
The Palmetto Palace will continue Rev. Clementa Pinckney’s legacy of love and service by focusing on delivering services where they are needed most within underserved areas of Lowcountry including SC-45.
In South Carolina, the 10th poorest state in the nation, there is a significant shortage of medical care facilities that are accessible to the communities that need them. Rural, Lowcountry South Carolina is located at the southerly most tip at the Georgia border, and one of the poorest areas in this already suffering state. On average, 24% of residents in this area have no health insurance coverage, with some communities like Hardeeville reaching 32% non-insured.