GHS Facilities

Greenville Health System

  • A 1081-bed regional referral center, GHS draws patients from northwest South Carolina and also significant numbers from northeast Georgia and western North Carolina
  • Greenville Memorial Hospital, the GHS flagship, is the largest acute care hospital in South Carolina, serving over 1 million people each year
  • GMH, a non-university teaching and research hospital, is a satellite teaching campus for third- and fourth-year medical students from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine; GHS also has a teaching affiliation with the Medical University of South Carolina
  • GHS’ research highlights include the following:
    • The region’s only dedicated Oncology Research Institute
    • Biomedical research collaborative partnership with Clemson University
    • More than 500 active clinical and research trials
  • GHS is a high-volume health network providing the exposure and experience that residents seek. In fiscal year 2002, the following occurred at GHS:
    • 44,708 patients admitted
    • More than 40,000 procedures performed
    • 1.2 million patients in outpatient clinics treated
  • GHS offers the largest cardiovascular program in South Carolina, performing more procedures than any other health system in the state
    • In FY 2002, 14,508 vascular procedures and 7,373 cardiac catheterizations were performed
  • GHS also has the largest women’s program in the state
    • In FY 2002, more than 5,600 babies were delivered and 3,500 gynecologic procedures were performed
  • The largest children’s program in the state, GHS Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive care to over 80,000 patients every year
    • Nationally recognized Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
    • The Upstate’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
    • The Upstate’s only Children’s Emergency Center

GHS Landmarks

  • One of the first in the United States to offer videoscopic saphenous vein harvesting
  • One of the first in the United States to perform octopus bypass surgery
  • First in South Carolina to use Biosense, which maps heart rhythm problems
  • First in South Carolina to use the chili tip cooled ablation system to correct heart rhythm problems
  • First in the Upstate to offer minimally invasive CABG
  • First in the Upstate to use intravascular ultrasound
  • First in the region to offer Center for Joint Replacement
  • First and only in the Upstate to offer orthopaedic oncologist
  • First and only in the region to offer fellowship-trained, board-certified urogynecologist
  • First in the region to offer 4D ultrasound
  • Developed the first fused cellular vaccine to treat patients with melanoma and renal cell cancers
  • Pioneered advanced surgery to administer chemotherapy directly into the liver
  • Developed a technique to bath patients’ tissue and organs with chemotherapy agents during certain surgeries
  • One of three centers in the U.S. that researched a permanent sterilization device, now on the market. Assisted-pregnancy rates are nearly double national average
  • Offers one of the few high-risk delivery units in the Southeast
  • Offers more than 30 pediatric subspecialties, including Greenville’s only pediatric hematology/oncology specialists
  • Premier Level 1 trauma center in region