Palmetto Health in Columbia, SC, today received the 2014 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service for its broad-based efforts to improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of its community. The Baxter International Foundation, AHA and Health Research & Educational Trust sponsor the annual $100,000 prize. Named as finalists and receiving $10,000 each are: Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI; White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles; and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “The Foster G. McGaw Prize recognizes health care organizations that serve as role models for improving the health and well-being of the people in their communities,” said John O’Brien, prize committee chair. “This year’s winner and finalists exemplify what it takes to meet the unique needs of their communities. Through leadership and collaboration with community partners, they enhance the lives of their vulnerable populations and all those they serve.” For more on the recipients, see the AHA news release