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GHS Cancer Institute receives $6.7 million grant from NIH
Friday, August 01, 2014
Greenville Health System’s Cancer Institute has been awarded $6.7 million to conduct clinical trials and research studies aimed at improving patient outcomes and reducing health disparities. GHS is the only community-based site in S.C. to receive the award. Clinical trials will focus on improving cancer prevention, cancer control, screening for early cancers, and post-treatment surveillance, while cancer care delivery research will focus on quality of life and understanding the diverse and multi-level factors that affect access to and quality of care.
GHS releases preliminary results of investigation
Monday, July 21, 2014
An intensive three-month investigation has prompted Greenville Health System to install what may be the state’s first bacteriologic point-of-use water filters in a hospital operating room setting in the wake of a surgical infection that affected 15 patients. Other measures include eliminating slow-flow areas of internal water pipes, flushing scrub sinks for 10 minutes in the morning before first use and strengthening a machine’s manufacturer-recommended disinfectant schedule. The preliminary findings issued Monday could not identify one specific process or piece of equipment that triggered the outbreak. Officials said the Mycobacterium abscessus organism apparently originated in the water.
Second update on rare mycobacterial infection
Thursday, July 03, 2014
No additional infections or deaths have been reported in connection with the rare mycobacterial infection found in 15 surgical patients at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Update on rare mycobacterial infection
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Greenville Health System believes in transparency and will continue to update the public in connection with the rare mycobacterial infection found in a small number of surgical patients at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
GHS to transform education requirements for nursing
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Effective July 1, Greenville Health System will begin requiring a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree for a number of nursing jobs in the acute care setting. This decision is part of a national movement to prepare nurses to meet the increased demand for care created by healthcare reform and to position them to help make improvements to the nation’s increasingly complex healthcare system.
Oconee Medical Center Joins Greenville Health System
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The boards of Greenville Health System and Oconee Medical Center have approved a binding agreement that makes Oconee Medical Center part of the GHS integrated health system via a long-term operating lease, effective October 1, 2014.
Asthma Action Team receives NOVA Award from American Hospital Association
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced today that it will honor five programs for their hospital-led collaborative efforts that improve community health, awarding them the AHA NOVA Award. The awards will be given July 22 at a ceremony during the Health Forum/AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. The winning programs are FirstReach in Pinehurst, N.C.; Children’s Hospital Center for Pediatric Medicine Asthma Action Team in Greenville, S.C.; Let’s Go! in Portland, Maine; Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm (HONU) Project in New Ulm, Minn.; and Finney County Community Health Coalition in Garden City, Kan.
Unusual infection found in small number of surgical patients
Friday, June 20, 2014
Greenville Health System (GHS), which has a robust infection prevention and control program, found an unusual infection in a small number of surgical patients. The infections are caused by an atypical mycobacterium. Due to an aggressive surveillance program, the infections were identified in 14 surgical patients at the Greenville Memorial Medical Campus.
GHS launches state's only Lifetime Clinic for cancer survivors
Friday, June 06, 2014
Because of treatment advances, many cancer survivors can look forward to leading normal life spans. But many also face fears about recurrence, new cancers and even the potential of long-term side effects from the same therapies that helped save their lives. In response to a growing body of national research on cancer survivors’ ongoing needs, the Greenville Health System has launched a clinic dedicated to the ongoing care of cancer survivors. It is the first of its kind in South Carolina.
Greenville Memorial honored with quality achievement award for stroke care
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Greenville Health System’s Greenville Memorial Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.