News & Events – Early December 2015

GHS News and Events is an e-newsletter produced by Greenville Health System (GHS). It includes information about new programs, physicians and free or low-cost health events taking place in our community.

Health Events

To register, for more information or to see a full schedule of events, visit

Skate for the Fun of Fit
Fri., Dec. 11 • 5-8 p.m. • Ice on Main

Stop by for prizes and skating tips from local figure skating coaches. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 children age 12 and under. Includes skate rental.

Meet the Midwives
Tues., Dec. 15 • 6-7 p.m. • Greenville Midwifery Care & Birth Center

Learn about GHS’ nurse-midwifery program and how a midwife can enhance the birthing process. Free; registration required. (Register)

Resolution Run
Sat., Jan. 9 • 9 a.m. • Travelers Rest High School

Make plans to take part in this 5K or half-marathon in 2016. Visit

Sun., Jan. 24 • 3:30-5:30 p.m. • Patewood Medical Campus

Boy in sixth and seventh grade and their parents are invited to a discussion on puberty. Fee: $75 parent/child. Register at

Girls on the Run
Feb. 17-May 10 • Times and locations vary

This program combines training for a 5K with esteem-enhancing workouts for girls ages 8-15. Scholarships and payment plans available. Registration opens Jan. 1 at

To register, for more information or to see a full schedule of events, visit

What’s Right in Health Care

GHS Receives ATHENA Award
The Greenville Chamber recently honored GHS with the 2015 ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award. This award is presented annually to an organization that supports and develops women leaders by creating a culture that encourages female employees to achieve their full leadership potential or gives back to the larger community of women and girls by providing and supporting leadership development opportunities and initiatives. Learn more at

Pediatric Clinic to Open in 2016
GHS Children’s Hospital will open the Center for Pediatric Medicine–West in a former elementary school on Woodside Avenue in West Greenville. The clinic will house three providers, an asthma educator and a care manager. A doctor also will visit nearby Legacy Charter School monthly; a nurse practitioner will visit the school weekly.

Medical Experience Academy Accepting Applications
High school and college students interested in a career in health care are urged to apply for GHS’ Medical Experience (MedEx) Academy. MedEx students take part in simulations, lectures, workshops and research. Application deadline is January 15. Apply at

Virtual Toy Drive Benefits Children’s Hospital
Bring cheer to pediatric patients this holiday season by participating in the GHS Children’s Hospital Virtual Toy Drive presented by WYFF4. Make a donation at

Physician News

GHS welcomes these new doctors & offices!

Family Medicine

Michael Peters, MD
Keystone Family Medicine
Greenville, 454-5000

Tullious Stoudemayer Jr., MD
Travelers Rest Family Medicine
Travelers Rest, 834-3192


Melisa Holmes, MD
Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology
Greenville, 455-1600

Internal Medicine

E. Katherine Gettys, MD
GHS Family & Internal Medicine–Simpsonville
Simpsonville, 522-1170

Mitchell McClure, MD
Pamela Wenger Yanoviak, MD
GHS Internal Medicine–Maxwell Pointe
Greenville, 522-1300


Sharon Varner, MSN, CNM
Greenville Midwifery Care & Birth Center
Greenville, 797-7350

Vascular Medicine

Saundra S. Spruiell, DO
GHS Center for Venous and Lymphatic Medicine
Greenville, 454-8346

Practice Relocation

Rheumatology Specialists office of Gulzar Merchant, MD, is now at:

200 Patewood Drive, Suite B350
Greenville, SC 29615
(sharing space with Neuroscience Associates)

GHS Physician Finder

Call 1-844-GHS-DOCS (447-3627) weekdays 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and a trained operator will help find a doctor that’s just right for you.


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