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Upstate lights up the night — one flashlight at a time — for Children’s Hospital patients on Dec. 8

GREENVILLE, SC – Community members will have an opportunity to light up the night – and the hearts of hospitalized children – on Sunday, Dec. 8, when Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Upstate brings Good Night Lights to Greenville. The Upstate event will feature milk and cookies, gifts and a tree lighting – but, at its core, […]

Prisma Health Children’s Hospital has 18,000-pound new “delivery” in state-of-the-art NICU ambulance

GREENVILLE, SC – Prisma Health Children’s Hospital’s newest delivery – an 18,000-pound state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care ambulance – may start carrying the Upstate’s tiniest deliveries as soon as this week. Team members, as well as former patients and families,  welcomed the new ambulance at noon, Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. “This new ambulance […]

Children’s Hospital works with community and school to fetch new facility dog to the Upstate

GREENVILLE, S.C. – It’s a girl! Stone Academy of Communication Arts hosted a unique gender reveal for its students and the community today (Nov. 14), unveiling the identity of the newest furry friend at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Upstate. Cookie, a yellow Labrador retriever facility dog, was introduced with the fanfare of a pink silly string […]

Prisma Health partners with Contessa to bring high-quality hospital-level care into patients’ homes

GREENVILLE, S.C., and NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Prisma Health, the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, will partner with Nashville-based Contessa on an innovative care model called Home Recovery Care that keeps patients out of the hospital by bringing key elements of inpatient care directly into patients’ own homes. Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital will […]

Prisma Health expands groundbreaking cancer therapies across more of S.C.

GREENVILLE, SC – Bolstered by an $8.2 million grant from the National Health Institutes, Prisma Health Cancer Institute will expand its groundbreaking cancer research into the Midlands. The additional clinical trials in the Midlands will launch this fall and initially target lymphomas, leukemia and solid tumors. “South Carolina is facing a health crisis, and for […]

Medical students, first responders to participate in annual EMT training drill

GREENVILLE, SC – The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and Prisma Health–Upstate will host their annual emergency medical technician (EMT) training drill on Friday, August 23, equipping current and future first responders to address emergencies quickly, safely and effectively. The event, now in its eighth year, uses realistic simulations of life-threatening events […]

Prisma Health achieves national recognition in U.S. News and World Report

GREENVILLE, SC – Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital has been ranked one of the top 50 hospitals in the nation for gynecology, according to the U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals Rankings released on Tuesday, July 30. Prisma Health also was ranked as high-performing in several other specialties and procedures, including cardiology and orthopedics. […]

Facility dog program welcomes new hero to adult palliative care team

Greenville, SC – A fictional champion is coming to life as a hero in a different form as the Prisma Health facility dog program welcomes new member Beowulf to its growing ranks. Beowulf, a golden doodle named after the hero of the eponymous Old English epic poem, will join the Canine F.E.T.C.H. (Friends Encouraging Therapeutic […]

Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship Selects Fifth Class

Washington, DC, July 11, 2019 –– Twenty one senior health care leaders were chosen to join the Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship’s fifth class and the program’s network of health care entrepreneurs and innovators from across the United States. These leaders will embark on a two-year Fellowship that will strengthen their leadership and challenge them […]

Baptist Easley Hospital reveals renovated women’s center

Easley, SC – Prisma Health Baptist Easley Hospital today revealed their renovated women’s center, featuring remodeled birthing suites that provide additional birthing options for expectant mothers in the growing Easley community. The Garnet and Polly Barnes Women’s Center includes 13 birthing suites remodeled with state-of-the-art equipment and aesthetic improvements. Eight of the suites are designed […]

Prisma Health and Clemson University announce Innovation Maturation Fund partnership

Greenville, SC – Two leading South Carolina organizations have launched a new investment fund designed to boost health care innovation in the state. The Clemson University Division of Research and the Health Sciences Center (HSC) at Prisma Health recently signed agreements to fund up to $200,000 per year in grants through the new Innovation Maturation […]

UofSC names new dean for School of Medicine Greenville

A distinguished academic health leader, recognized for her focus on medical research and education for personalized medicine, has been named the new dean of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. Dr. Marjorie Jenkins has been hired to lead the four-year medical school. She will look to continue the school’s growth since it […]

Prisma Health senior day center uses miniature pony for hands-on therapy

GREENVILLE, S.C.  – When it comes to pet therapy, Prisma Health SeniorCare is now working with a horse of a different color. Specifically, Cinnamon – a cinnamon-colored miniature pony specially trained in equine-assisted therapy. Cinnamon will make her debut visit to Prisma Health SeniorCare on Tuesday, June 18, where she’ll visit with more than 30 […]

Prisma Health announces Mark S. O’Halla as president and chief executive officer

The Prisma Health board of directors is pleased to announce the selection of Mark S. O’Halla as the health company’s new president and chief executive officer (CEO). O’Halla, along with the members of the executive leadership team, will be responsible for advancing the health company’s goal to create a better state of health in South Carolina […]

Greer Memorial awarded advanced certification

GREER, SC – Prisma Health Greer Memorial Hospital  announced Wednesday that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Greer Memorial received the designation after undergoing a rigorous onsite review. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related […]

Patient navigator to help teens, young adults manage cancer diagnosis

GREENVILLE, S.C. – A cancer diagnosis is a life-altering development for any patient. But for adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients, the effects are often magnified as these patients juggle school, careers and families on top of cancer. A dedicated patient navigator is now able to help AYA patients at Prisma Health manage these challenges, […]

New family medicine residency program to expand primary care in Oconee

SENECA, S.C. – Prisma Health–Upstate today broke ground on a new building that will house one of the organization’s newest residency programs, equipping the next generation of physicians to address rural health care needs. Family Medicine Residency–Oconee will train physicians to meet the primary care needs of patients in rural communities with a population health […]

Prisma Health–Upstate launches transparency initiative

GREENVILLE, S.C. – A newly launched initiative at Prisma Health–Upstate is making the online search for a provider more transparent by incorporating real patient ratings and reviews into providers’ digital profiles. The feedback appears as both a rating between one and five stars and as a written review, and is displayed alongside the provider’s credentials […]

Construction will begin this spring on $34.7 million Grove Point Hospital

GREENVILLE, SC – Construction on Prisma Heath–Upstate’s replacement psychiatric hospital will begin this spring. The $34.7 million facility, recently approved by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), will replace the 50-year-old Marshall I. Pickens (MIP) Hospital. The new hospital, which was widely endorsed by Upstate behavioral health providers, will be named Grove […]

Greenville Health Authority announces 2019 Healthy Greenville grant recipients

GREENVILLE, SC – Following a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the Greenville Health Authority (GHA) Board of Trustees awarded an additional 22 grants through its Healthy Greenville program, bringing the total amount of grants to nearly $19.4 million since the program began two years ago. Just-awarded grants range from an innovative opioid-overdose counseling program to initiatives […]

11th annual Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit 5K to take place May 3

GREENVILLE, S.C. — More than 5,000 runners and walkers are expected to take part in the annual Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit 5K on the first Friday in May, marking the eleventh year of the region’s largest 5K. This year’s race begins in Gateway Park in Travelers Rest at 6:30 p.m., on Friday, May 3 and […]

Prisma Health Statement on Laurens County Hospital Incident

Prisma Health Statement on Laurens County Hospital Incident Prisma Health leaders credited law enforcement and team members at Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital for helping quickly resolve an active-shooter incident that occurred just before 2 a.m., Thursday, April 11, at the hospital.   Greenville Health Authority (GHA) Police were made aware of an armed visitor […]

Center for Cancer Prevention and Wellness aims to identify, prevent cancer at earliest molecular development

GREENVILLE, S.C. – As someone familiar with the devastation of a loved one’s cancer diagnosis, Steve Johnson has long been an advocate for knowing his own risks for developing the disease. So when a genetic test revealed he carried a BRCA1 gene mutation, a high indicator for breast cancer, he suggested his three daughters get […]

Facility dog program expands to adult palliative care team

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Comfort for the most seriously ill patients will now be delivered with four paws. A new facility dog dedicated to the adult palliative care team at Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital began her first week of work this week, bringing joy to patients and their families. The new team member, a Golden […]

Prisma Health has 10 tips to help you spring forward

GREENVILLE, SC – Whether you are springing forward or falling back, the effects of changing the clocks by only an hour during daylight saving time (DST) can be noticeable. On Sunday, March 10, we will lose an hour of the day – and that time is most often subtracted from time spent sleeping.  If you’re […]

New statewide collaborative will help mend health care disparity for vulnerable patients

South Carolina residents need more than good medical care to achieve and maintain good health. Research shows that an individual’s health also is influenced by genetics, personal choices and environmental factors and that social determinants play a major role in health disparities. A $1.025 million, three-year grant from The Duke Endowment to the University of […]

New facility dog to serve patients with autism, developmental disabilities

GREENVILLE, S.C. – For some children, a visit to the doctor can be a nerve-wracking experience. For children with autism or other developmental disabilities, the unfamiliar noises and procedures associated with a doctor’s visit can have much more serious effects, potentially triggering anxiety, panic attacks and tantrums that leave both patient and parent feeling defeated […]

Upstate cystic fibrosis partnership recognized by national group

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and its South Carolina state chapter honored Prisma Health Children’s Hospital and its pediatric cystic fibrosis program for their outstanding partnership in promoting cystic fibrosis (CF) awareness, fundraising and general advocacy for the patients and families they serve. Only 14 of the 200-plus national CF accredited programs received […]

Prisma Health–Upstate announces visitor restrictions due to flu

Due to a significant increase in flu activity, individuals 18 years of age or younger are asked not to visit with patients in any Prisma Health–Upstate facility. In addition, visitors of any age showing signs and symptoms of flu-like illness should also refrain from visiting patients. There have been reports of positive flu tests without […]

“A Hug from Heaven” for children grieving loss of infant siblings

GREENVILLE, S.C. – A physical therapy assistant at Greenville Memorial Hospital is on a mission to bring comfort to children grieving the tragic loss of their infant siblings after watching her own young son grieve the loss of his stillborn brother one year ago. When Codie Sheppard experienced the stillbirth of son Elias Lewis on […]

Great Clips salons raise over $50,000 for Prisma Health Children’s Hospital

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Representatives from Great Clips franchises in our area recently presented Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System (Prisma Health) leadership a check for $50,000 that represents funds raised during their annual Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) fundraiser. The Great Clips fundraiser was part of their Great Deeds program and focus on giving, doing and […]

Farm To Belly program changing pediatric eating patterns in Greenville County – one preschooler at a time

GREENVILLE, S.C. — An innovative program to curb childhood obesity is changing eating patterns in Greenville County one preschooler at a time, with hopes of expanding the program throughout the state. The program, called Farm To Belly, on Tuesday was awarded the 2018 Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award. The program, a collaboration of Children’s […]

Oconee Memorial Hospital Foundation celebrates major gift to support breast health

SENECA — Oconee Memorial Hospital Foundation, Greenville Health System and Dabo’s All In Team Foundation gathered today (Monday, Oct. 15) to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a $100,000 gift to benefit the Breast Care Center on the Prisma Health Oconee Campus. The gift was the result of proceeds from Dabo’s Ladies Clinic in July. […]

Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health to become Prisma Health in early 2019

COLUMBIA and GREENVILLE, SC – (Sept. 25) – Greenville Health System (GHS) and Palmetto Health will unite under a new brand, Prisma Health, in early 2019. Since November 2017, GHS and Palmetto Health have been operating as the Upstate and Midlands affiliates of SC Health Company, a not-for-profit, locally governed parent company. SC Health Company […]

Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health to unite under a new brand identity early 2019

COLUMBIA and GREENVILLE, SC – (Sept. 20) Greenville Health System (GHS) and Palmetto Health will come together under a single brand, sharing a new name and logo, in early 2019. As part of the new identity, the GHS, Palmetto Health and Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group brands, including their names and logos, will be retired. GHS […]

Children’s Hospital Radiothon raises more than $240,000 in eleventh year

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The eleventh annual Children’s Hospital Radiothon, presented by Entercom Upstate, has raised $240,266 for Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System (GHS), helping sustain the many programs and services that support children and families during a hospital stay. The majority of fundraising occurred during a live two-day radio broadcast on seven Entercom Upstate […]

School of Medicine holds annual disaster preparedness drill

The University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine Greenville conducted its seventh annual disaster preparedness drill on Friday, August 24, in partnership with Greenville Health System (GHS), local law enforcement, fire departments and emergency medical services. This year’s event featured new challenges for the participants as well as new partners, including Greenville and Oconee […]

Clemson University School of Nursing unveils new $31.5 million nursing education building at GHS

GREENVILLE, S.C.– The Clemson University Nursing building, an approximately 78,000-square-foot education and research facility housing an expansion of Clemson’s baccalaureate nursing program at Greenville Health System, opened today (Tuesday, Aug. 21) as part of its opening week activities. A collaborative effort between GHS and the Clemson University School of Nursing, the program expansion will help […]

Regional Walmart and Sam’s Clubs associates recognized for $11 million contributions

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Representatives from regional Walmart and Sam’s Clubs will be recognized for their annual fundraising efforts during Walmart Day on Monday, July 23 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Was this Helpful ? Yes   No

American Board of Surgery welcomes Dr. Spence Taylor as 2018-2019 chair

PHILIDELPHIA – The American Board of Surgery (ABS), the national certifying body for general surgeons and related specialists, is pleased to welcome Spence M. Taylor, MD as chair for 2018-2019. Was this Helpful ? Yes   No

GHS MedEx Academy graduate awarded first Zimmerman Scholarship

GREENVILLE, SC – A second-career nursing student, prompted to go into field because of how nurses cared for her dying grandmother, is the recipient of the debut Robyn Zimmerman Scholarship. Was this Helpful ? Yes   No

GHS receives national recognition

GREENVILLE, SC – Greenville Health System (GHS) received national recognition for its work to improve health care to some of its most vulnerable patients through an innovative outreach program that increases access to care in the neighborhoods where patients need it the most. America’s Essential Hospitals, which represents more than 325 hospitals committed to caring […]

GHS Children’s Hospital celebrates patient with pomp and circumstance

GREENVILLE, S.C. – When Tabitha Clayton couldn’t make her high school graduation because of hospitalization, her graduation came to her. Was this Helpful ? Yes   No

Brendi Stokes honored with GHS Stellar Service Award

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Brendi Stokes, RN, has received the 2018 Greenville Health System (GHS) Larry M. Greer Stellar Service Award, indicating an exemplary commitment to service for patients and fellow employees. Was this Helpful ? Yes   No

GHA approves newest Healthy Greenville grant recipients

GREENVILLE, SC – The Greenville Health Authority Board of Trustees approved $5.3 million for this year’s new Healthy Greenville grant projects, which targeted everything from diabetes prevention to substance-use disorder in pregnant women and using mindfulness therapy as a way to combat depression relapse and opioid misuse in targeted groups. The Greenville Health Authority board […]

GHS Children’s Hospital founder awarded Order of the Palmetto

COLUMBIA, SC – William F. Schmidt III, who helped create Greenville Health System’s nationally-recognized Children’s Hospital almost 30 years ago, was awarded the Order of the Palmetto today (May 3) in ceremonies held at the statehouse. The Order of the Palmetto is South Carolina’s highest civilian honor. “I’m humbled and honored by this award, but […]

New facility dog carries special legacy to help others heal

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Nearly one year after Greenville Health System (GHS) patient Betsy Eye lost her battle with chronic illness, her four-legged legacy began his first week of work down the same hospital halls she once frequented. “Betsy’s Dog” was introduced Thursday as GHS’ newest facility dog who will bring critically ill children joy and […]

Clemson Miracle Network donates over $234,000 to GHS Children’s Hospital

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Clemson Miracle Network has raised $234,851 to benefit Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System (GHS). This donation is the largest GHS Children’s Hospital has received from a university organization. Clemson Miracle Network is a student-led organization at Clemson University. Participating students raised money across a 10-month period by hosting events, peer fundraising, […]

GHS physicists excel in worldwide treatment planning competition

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Two Greenville Health System (GHS) physicists and one dosimetrist were recently honored in the ProKnow System’s inaugural World Championships of Treatment Planning. Jonathan Stenbeck, a board-certified physicist and certified medical dosimetrist, earned the gold medal as the overall winner. Stenbeck received a Master of Science in Physics at the University of South […]

Greenville Memorial Hospital achieves Magnet ® Recognition

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Greenville Health System’s (GHS) Greenville Memorial Hospital (GMH) has been granted Magnet ® recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), reflecting a commitment to nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. The ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program® is the highest national honor for nursing excellence and distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous […]

Car club uses unique talents to give back to family in need

GREENVILLE, S.C. – An Upstate car club is trading racing helmets for medical helmets to benefit Greenville Health System (GHS) patients, using their unique helmet customization skills to infuse color and creativity into the lives of a family in need. Was this Helpful ? Yes   No

GHS Cerebrovascular Stroke Center awarded advanced certification

Greenville, S.C.,–Greenville Health System’s Cerebrovascular & Stroke Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations. With this certification, GHS joins […]

GHS to host 12th annual Community Health Summit in April

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Greenville Health System will host its 12th annual Community Health Summit next month to raise awareness about diabetes and mental health. The event, which was formerly known as the GHS Minority Health Summit, also continues to transition to be a venue for youth to learn about careers in health care. This year’s keynote speakers […]

GHS and Clemson collaborate on nation’s first proactive treatment for opioid-dependent babies

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Greenville Health System (GHS) and Clemson University are collaborating on research into an innovative treatment method for opioid-dependent newborns that significantly improves outcomes and reduces withdrawal symptoms by beginning low-dose medication within 24 hours of delivery – well before significant withdrawal symptoms can begin. The therapy proactively targets symptoms associated with Neonatal […]

Greer Memorial Hospital recognized as baby-friendly birth facility

Greenville Health System’s (GHS) Greer Memorial Hospital has been designated a baby-friendly birthing facility by Baby-Friendly USA, joining an elite list of U.S. hospitals and birthing facilities earning this designation through the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that maintain an optimal level of care for breastfeeding […]

GHS initiates visitor restrictions in response to rising flu levels

Because of rapidly spreading flu in the Upstate, visitation to patients at Greenville Health System hospitals is restricted for persons under 18 years of age except under special circumstances. Was this Helpful ? Yes   No

GHS Cancer Institute and KIYATEC launch enhanced partnership to increase effectiveness of cancer treatments

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Cancer patients and their families will soon have access to a series of groundbreaking diagnostic tests, the first of which can indicate certain ovarian cancer patients’ future response to chemotherapy before undergoing treatment with up to 93 percent accuracy, thanks to an enhanced partnership between Greenville Health System (GHS) Cancer Institute and […]

Magnet Site Visit

PUBLIC NOTICE MAGNET RECOGNITION PROGRAM® — SITE VISIT Greenville Memorial Hospital has applied to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the prestigious designation of Magnet. Was this Helpful ? Yes   No

Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health finalize partnership to form new health company

COLUMBIA and GREENVILLE, SC – (NOVEMBER 21) – Today, Greenville Health System (GHS) and Palmetto Health announced that they have finalized their partnership to create a new, not-for-profit, locally governed health company that will work to address important health issues affecting South Carolinians. GHS and Palmetto Health have achieved necessary approvals ahead of schedule, and […]

MyHFN generates millions in Medicare savings for second consecutive year

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Nov. 15, 2017)— The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the 2016 performance year results for accountable care organizations (ACO), and MyHealth First Network (MyHFN), which includes many Greenville Health System providers, generated more than $21.6 million in Medicare savings in 2016. MyHFN was among 31 percent of accountable care […]

GHS surgeon selected as director-elect of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Scott E. Porter, MD, MBA, FACS, an orthopaedic oncologist at Greenville Health System, has been elected as director-elect of the nation’s leading standard-setter for orthopaedic surgeons, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). Was this Helpful ? Yes   No

Cameras connect families to NICU babies

Parents of premature newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are often forced to spend time away from their child within their first weeks of life. Was this Helpful ? Yes   No

Clement’s Kindness and Cancer Survivors Park celebrate naming of garden in honor of William F. Schmidt III, MD

A dedication event was held Thursday at the Cancer Survivors Park (CSP) to celebrate the naming of the Clement’s Kindness Children’s Garden in honor of William F. Schmidt III, MD. Clement’s Kindness Fund for the Children donated…

GHS Cancer Institute achieves landmark 1,000th stem cell transplant

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Greenville Health System’s Cancer Institute marked its 1000th stem cell transplant this month, a major milestone of providing 25 years of innovative transplant therapies in the Upstate. Was this Helpful ? Yes   No

GHS recognized for its use of electronic medical record technologies

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Oct. 17, 2017) – Greenville Health System (GHS) has been validated as a HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 organization. HIMSS Analytics tracks the adoption of electronic medical record (EMR) technologies in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Organizations like GHS work to complete multiple stages with the ultimate goal of achieving Stage 7, a […]

CuddleCot gives time to families grieving loss of an infant

GREENVILLE, S.C. – For families experiencing the tragic loss of a newborn, the grieving process can often be overshadowed by the necessary medical procedures after a stillbirth. A device called CuddleCot, now available at Greenville Health System (GHS), aims to give some of this healing time back to families by extending the amount of time […]

GHS seeking clinical therapists, peds mental health techs, nurses

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Sept., 29, 2017)—Greenville Health System (GHS) will host a hiring event Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Greenville Memorial Hospital for clinical therapists, pediatric mental health techs and registered nurses. Applicants will fill positions at Marshall I. Pickens Hospital. Interviews will be done by appointment only. People interested in applying for a position should email […]

GHS hospitals recognized for patient safety record

GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 26, 2017) – Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greer Memorial Hospital, Hillcrest Memorial Hospital and Laurens County Memorial Hospital – all part of Greenville Health System (GHS) – earned a South Carolina “Certified Zero Harm Award” from the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) in recognition of each facility’s excellent work in preventing hospital-acquired infections. […]

Help for Upstate visitors seeking healthcare

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Sept. 11, 2017)—Greenville Health System (GHS) has seen an increase in visitors needing after hours or urgent care. Some of these visitors are people traveling away from areas being impacted by Hurricane Irma, and many people are seeking help managing chronic diseases, like diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma and arthritis. GHS asks anyone […]

Community hits scholarship home run in honor of Drive owner Craig Brown

GREENVILLE – Wednesday’s GHS Night at the Drive turned into “Operation Home Run” for baseball team owner Craig Brown when community members surprised him with scholarship support for the innovative work pipeline he’s championed for nearly a decade. The $50,000 in support will help fund stipends, scholarships and educational materials for students in the Greenville […]

Healthy Greenville 2036 initiative announces $12.4 million in initial grants

GREENVILLE, SC (August 29, 2017) – The Greenville Health Authority (GHA) Board of Trustees on Tuesday announced the first grant recipients of its landmark $80 million 20-year pledge to help make Greenville County the healthiest county in America by 2036. The initial nine grants amount to $12.4 million and range from one- to five-year pay-outs. […]

Patewood Memorial Hospital will welcome babies in September

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Aug. 24, 2017) –Greenville Health System’s Patewood Memorial Hospital (PMH) will begin welcoming babies this fall. The hospital, which has served as a surgical short-stay facility on Greenville’s Eastside, will become the seventh GHS facility to offer maternity services. The 26,000 square-foot maternity unit includes 10 labor and delivery rooms and 30 postpartum […]

GHS CEO named to Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 22, 2017) – Greenville Health System (GHS) CEO Mike Riordan has been named to Modern Healthcare’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. The annual awards and recognition program honors individuals in health care who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to be the most […]

UofSC and Greenville Health System to commercialize technology

COLUMBIA, SC (August 18, 2017) – The University of South Carolina and Greenville Health System (GHS)—the state’s largest not-for-profit healthcare system—are expanding their partnership to include a focus on commercialization of innovative research and technologies that could improve the health of residents in South Carolina and beyond. Under the agreement approved by USC’s Board of […]

GHS Neuroscience Associates named an ALS Recognized Treatment Center

Greenville, S.C. (Aug. 11, 2017) —The ALS Association, along with its South Carolina Chapter, welcomed Greenville Health System’s ALS Clinic to the nonprofit organization’s Recognized Treatment Center Program, establishing the ALS Clinic as meeting established national standards of care in the management of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The ALS Association collaborates with some of the best […]

GHS recognized as a top 50 company for women, diverse managers

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Greenville Health System (GHS) once again made DiversityMBA Magazine’s 50 Out Front list, which recognizes companies’ hiring and support of women and minority managers. GHS has made the list six consecutive years. “Receiving this recognition multiple times alongside some of the largest companies and universities in the United States is a great honor and […]

GHS/USC researcher wins major research award

Manuel Casanova, M.D., a researcher at GHS and faculty member at the USC School of Medicine Greenville, along with researchers from Duke University and the University of Miami School of Medicine, won the first-ever Frontiers Spotlight Award for their study of brain augmentation and its impact on human super-intelligence. Their research, titled “Augmentation of Brain […]

Response to Incident in Laurens County

On Saturday, July 15, the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office issued a news release to local media concerning the handling of a sexual assault case at GHS’ Laurens County Memorial Hospital. Despite what has been reported in the news, I want to assure our patients and community that we followed the law and that all appropriate […]

GHS Children’s Hospital receives more than 100 pajamas

GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 12, 2017)—Emergencies involving a child being taken to the hospital can be an overwhelming experience and there often isn’t time to bring things that could make a hospital stay a little more comfortable. But, a local dental practice and its patients are helping the Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System by donating […]

OPINION: GHS, Palmetto partnership is a win-win

Last week, South Carolina’s two leading health systems, Greenville Health System (GHS) and Palmetto Health, announced plans to form a new, not-for-profit health company aimed at shaping and leading the future of health care for all South Carolinians. From where I sit — first and foremost as a patient, and second, as someone who regularly […]

Community information map unveiled

GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 20, 2017) – Officials with Greenville County, Greenville Health System (GHS), Furman University, United Way of Greenville County and 2-1-1 unveiled a community information map today called imap that provides users an interactive look at essential services available throughout Greenville County. “Our goal with imap is to increase community members’ awareness of […]

GHS hosting hiring event for nurses at Greer Memorial Hospital

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Greenville Health System will host a hiring event for nurses Tuesday, July 11 from 2-5 p.m. at Greer Memorial Hospital, 830 S. Buncombe Road. Nurses can apply for jobs in medical-surgery, the hospital’s gastrointestinal lab and its intensive care unit. People interested in applying should bring an updated resume when meeting and interviewing with […]

GHS Eye Institute has FREE eclipse filters

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Eclipse parties are being planned across the state and people are scheduling time off from work on Aug. 21, but people planning to view the eclipse will require more than a location and good company. The Greenville Health System Eye Institute encourages those planning to view this astronomic feat to make sure their eyes […]

GHS and Palmetto Health announce partnership to shape and lead S.C.’s health care future

COLUMBIA and GREENVILLE, S.C. – (June 15, 2017) – Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health have agreed to come together to create a new, not-for-profit, locally governed health company designed to shape and lead the future of health care for all South Carolinians. Through this affiliation, the new company will improve the patient experience, clinical […]

GHS offers patients new tool in the fight against breast cancer

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Greenville Health System (GHS) is revolutionizing breast cancer care with the help of SAVI SCOUT®, a novel breast localization system that uses radar instead of wire to help surgeons more precisely locate breast cancer tissue during lumpectomies. “There are many potential benefits to using SCOUT; chief among them is the ability to […]

Greenville Memorial Hospital receives national trauma center verification

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Greenville Health System’s Greenville Memorial Hospital has been verified as a Level I Adult Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the trauma center’s dedication […]

Details of $80 million community re-investment announced

GREENVILLE, SC (April 18, 2017) – An audacious plan to reinvest an unprecedented $80 million into health-targeted local grants over the next 20 years launched Tuesday when the Greenville Health Authority (GHA) Board of Trustees gave final approval to guidelines for its “Healthy Greenville” project. The initiative will fund approximately $4 million in grants each […]

GHS physician receives patient safety award

Daniel Smith, Jr, MD, medical director of Greenville Health System’s Hospice of the Foothills and Cottingham Hospice House, received the Lewis Blackman Patient Safety Champion Award during the annual Transforming Health Symposium in Columbia, S.C., on April 12. The award honors patient safety champions in South Carolina who go above and beyond the call of […]

GHS to host 2nd annual Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 13, 2017)—Discussions focused on reducing stigmas associated with mental illness and ways to improve access to mental health services will be part of the second annual Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health, which will include nationally recognized speakers Pete Earley and Tipper Gore. Greenville Health System’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine is […]

GHS opens expanded blood and marrow transplant unit

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 11, 2017) – Greenville Health System (GHS) opened its newly expanded McCrary Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit at Greenville Memorial Hospital today. The new unit, which features eight large patient rooms, an up-to-99-percent purified air system, and amenities such as music therapy and a wellness suite, will allow more patients to receive […]

An Open Letter to Our Patients

There has been much reported in the news recently concerning a notice that was issued to Greenville Memorial Hospital by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). First, I want to reassure our patients that we are taking the appropriate actions to correct any deficiencies cited by CMS and do not anticipate any disruption […]

Response to CMS site survey

Greenville Memorial Hospital (GMH) is making changes to improve processes in its emergency department following a site survey by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which found that GMH was not in compliance with some CMS requirements. The survey came after GMH notified CMS that the hospital had identified potential areas for improvement […]

GHS physician named medical director of the year

GREENVILLE, S.C.(March 23, 2017) –Sarah Fabiano, MD, medical director of Greenville Health System (GHS) MedTrans and AirMed Regional, has been named the state’s 2016 Medical Director of the Year by the South Carolina EMS Association. The association also named GHS MedTrans the 2016 Small System of the Year. The South Carolina EMS Association is made […]

GHS receives first of its kind gift to support surgery department

GREENVILLE, S.C. (March 20, 2017)—Dr. H. Harlan Stone is a legend in the field of surgery and he’s forever leaving his mark on the Greenville Health System Department of Surgery. Dr. Stone and his late wife, Jean Martin Stone, have made a $2 million donation to create the Stone Chair of Surgery, a first of […]

USC School of Medicine Greenville celebrates 100 percent match rate for Class of 2017

Greenville, S.C.  (March 17, 2017)- For the second year in a row, the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville’s senior class celebrated a 100% residency placement rate during the school’s annual Match Day ceremony. The Class of 2017’s residency placements included an array of specialty programs, such as orthopaedic surgery, radiology, pediatrics and […]

GHS celebrates opening of multispecialty practice in Boiling Springs

Boiling Springs, S.C. (March 17, 2017)—GHS Medical Center-Boiling Springs, a multispecialty practice that offers a convenient location for everything from an annual checkup and prescription refill to physical therapy and urgent care, opened today at 2400 Boiling Springs Road in Spartanburg. “I’m looking forward to seeing patients in this new facility and being part of […]

GHS’ annual Minority Health Summit to provide more for youth

GREENVILLE, S.C. (March 10, 2017)—Diabetes, mental health and a new focus on youth will be the themes of the 11th annual Greenville Health System Minority Health Summit. The event will be held Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. Former NFL player and Clemson University quarterback […]

GHS plans to open a surgery center in Spartanburg this spring

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (March 3, 2017)—Greenville Health System plans to extend its services in Spartanburg County this spring with the opening of GHS Surgery Center-Spartanburg. The center is scheduled to open in April at 1413 John B. White Sr. Blvd. “This new center will make surgery even more convenient for GHS patients living in Spartanburg County,” […]

GHS chief nursing officer receives healthcare executive award

GREENVILLE, S.C. (March 2, 2017) – Michelle Taylor-Smith, vice president of patient care services, chief nursing officer and chief experience officer for Greenville Health System (GHS), received the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award at the South Carolina Hospital Association’s annual meeting in Columbia earlier this year. The annual Senior-Level […]

Support GHS Children’s Hospital with pancakes on March 7

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Feb. 28, 2017)—IHOP’s 12th annual National Pancake Day campaign is coming up March 7 to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, including the Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System. The restaurant chain’s goal is to raise $3.5 million. Gifts received by GHS Children’s Hospital will help patients heal physically and emotionally. The funds will […]

GHS will offer free community flu shots at drive-thru clinic

Note: This news release is from February of 2017. For information about current flu shot clinics for fall of 2018—both drive-thru and walk-in—click here. GREENVILLE, S.C., (February 20, 2017)— The Upstate is seeing an uptick in flu cases and those who have not gotten a flu shot are encouraged to do so. Patewood Memorial Hospital […]

GHS Eye Institute expands to Easley to provide total eye care

Easley, S.C. (February 14, 2017)—The Greenville Health System Eye Institute is opening a new office in Easley with a familiar face to many in the community. GHS Eye Institute-Easley will open Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 109 Fleetwood Drive. Dr. A.J. “Buddy” Thompson, a long-time Easley ophthalmologist, is joining the practice. “I am excited to continue […]

GHS and partners launch PulsePoint

Greenville, SC (February 14, 2017) – Officials with Greenville County, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System and Greenville Health System officially announced today the launch of PulsePoint, a smartphone app that engages everyday citizens in providing lifesaving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Generous support from Bon Secours St. Francis Health System and Greenville […]

Nurse-Family Partnership hosts a community baby shower, concert

GREENVILLE, S.C. (February 6, 2017)—Baby showers provide exciting moments for families and the Greenville Health System Nurse-Family Partnership is planning one that will bring expectant moms across the Upstate together for games, prizes and a concert with a Grammy-nominated singer. The Community Baby Shower will be held Saturday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 […]

GHS Eye Institute discusses common eye conditions over lunch

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (February 1, 2017)—Dry eye, cataracts and glaucoma are topics that a Greenville Health System Eye Institute ophthalmologist will discuss during lunches at the Spartanburg Marriot over the next few months. The conditions are some of the most common eye issues that impact people as they become older. Dr. Alan Leahey’s first lunch-and-learn, “Detect […]

Clemson to expand nursing education with GHS

GREENVILLE, SC (January 30, 2017) -In the latest example of its growing collaboration with Greenville Health System (GHS), Clemson University will expand its nursing program in Greenville – an effort that will more than double enrollment in Clemson’s traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, help meet the growing need for nurses and bolster health […]

GHS to expand mental health services, add 19 psychiatric beds

GREENVILLE, SC (January 26, 2017) – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced this week that it has approved Greenville Health System’s Certificate of Need (CON) application for 19 additional psychiatric beds. The beds will be part of an existing psychiatric unit within GHS’ Marshall I. Pickens Hospital, an inpatient behavioral […]

Baptist Easley opens new medical facility at Patrick Square

CLEMSON, S.C. (Jan. 17, 2017) – Baptist Easley is making high quality care more convenient for the Clemson community with the opening of a new medical facility. Baptist Easley at Patrick Square opens today and features Clemson Primary Care, Clemson Neurology, Roger C. Peace Rehab Services and Baptist Easley Sleep Lab. Outpatient radiology and laboratory […]

GHS recognizes individuals, departments during 10th annual MLK Leadership Diversity Awards

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Greenville Health System held its 10th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Diversity Awards Luncheon and recognized employees and departments for demonstrating a commitment to diversity. Nontombi Naomi Tutu, a race and gender activist from South Africa and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, served as the keynote speaker. Betty Johnson, an environmental services technician […]

GHS goes “All In” again for babies born on game day

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Greenville Health System (GHS) is once again supporting its hometown team by giving every baby born on Jan. 9 – the day of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship – a Clemson Tiger Paw onesie. “Clemson is one of GHS’ primary academic partners, and we are proud to support them in […]

GHS goes “All In” for babies born on Fiesta Bowl Saturday

GREENVILLE, S.C. (December 29, 2016) – It started with a tweet. On December 28, Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center tweeted photos of babies wrapped in blankets that said “Beat Clemson, 12-31-16, #BuckeyeBaby.” Soon several people started sharing the tweet on Twitter, asking Greenville Health System to “step up” and “make a move.” GHS responded […]

GHS Children’s Hospital asks for voluntary restriction on visitors under age 18

The Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital today put into effect a voluntary restriction for visitors under 18 years of age. That voluntary restriction affects only pediatric visitors for patients in the Children’s Hospital, not for patients at GHS’ other hospitals. “We needed to take this step because of increasing levels of respiratory viruses and influenza […]

GHS’ new Boiling Springs practice is now accepting patients

GREENVILLE, SC— People driving past 2400 Boiling Springs Road in Spartanburg County have noticed construction underway for Greenville Health System Medical Center-Boiling Springs, a multi-specialty practice that will open in the spring of 2017. But, many might not realize that a physician is already onsite seeing patients. Patients seeking care from an internist or a […]

Greer Memorial Hospital Achieves Magnet® Recognition

GREER, SC (December 14, 2016) – Greenville Health System’s (GHS) Greer Memorial Hospital achieved Magnet recognition this month as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program ® distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. With this credential, Greer Memorial […]

Hillcrest Memorial Hospital designated an ACR Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (December 14, 2016) – Greenville Health System’s Hillcrest Memorial Hospital in Simpsonville has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Hillcrest is the first and only hospital in the state to receive this designation. The DICOE program, which represents the pinnacle of medical imaging care, […]

GHS Cancer Institute awarded FACT accreditation

GREENVILLE, S.C. (December 14, 2016) – The Cancer Institute of Greenville Health System has received internationally-recognized accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. By demonstrating compliance with the FACT-JACIE International Standards for Cellular Therapy Product Collection, Processing and Administration, the GHS Cancer Institute has […]

Patient returns to say ‘thank you’

Tyler Gallagher remembers hearing the whomp-whomp sound of the GHS Med Trans helicopter landing near him last June, minutes after he’d been run over by a 30,000-pound truck in a work accident. The devastating trauma crushed his pelvic region, breaking bones and causing massive internal injuries and bleeding so severe, he said, “I could see […]

GHS, Acadia Healthcare announce partnership to expand mental health services

GREENVILLE, SC (November 15, 2016) – Greenville Health System (GHS) and Acadia Healthcare announced today that the two organizations are forming a joint venture to enhance and expand behavioral health services in the Upstate. The unique partnership will leverage GHS’ experience as a leading healthcare provider and Acadia’s specific expertise and successful track record of […]

Air-quality concerns prompt GHS Children’s Hospital to issue an advisory

The thick smoke and pollution produced by the wild fires raging nearby can have a particularly severe effect on infants and children with underlying respiratory illnesses and breathing difficulties such as asthma, warned Steven Snodgrass, M.D., medical director for the GHS Children’s Hospital Division of Pediatric Pulmonology. Special precautions should be taken by parents, families, […]

Understanding the Latest Quality Ratings

Our community received some good news this month. Three GHS hospitals received an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group. Additionally, in August, GHS’ Patewood Memorial Hospital was ranked #19 in the nation for orthopaedics by U.S. News and World Report and all six of GHS’ acute care hospitals improved their Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating […]

Counterterrorism workshop to take place Nov. 9 & 10 in Greenville

The Joint Counterterrorism Awareness Workshop Series (JCTAWS), an ongoing national initiative designed to improve the ability of local jurisdictions to prepare for, protect against and respond to complex terrorist attacks, will take place Nov. 9 and 10 at the Greenville Marriott. Greenville was selected to host the workshop more than six months ago. The two-day […]

Ambucor will give affected patients free identity protection services and identity theft insurance

GREENVILLE, SC – Some patients of a cardiology practice at Greenville Health System have been affected by an incident at Ambucor Health Solutions, a national leader in remote-monitoring labor service for cardiac devices. Approximately 2,500 patients – or about one-fifth of the cardiac-monitored patients at GHS’ Carolina Cardiology Consultants – are affected and will be […]

GHS orthopaedic surgeon receives Order of the Palmetto

Richard Hawkins, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon with GHS’ Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, received the Order of the Palmetto on Oct. 28. The Order is the highest civilian honor presented by the Governor of South Carolina. It is awarded in recognition of a person’s lifetime achievements and contributions to the state. For more than […]

Greenville Health System’s Bruce Snyder named Physician of the Year, Receives Order of the Palmetto

Greenville Health System vascular surgeon Bruce Snyder, MD, received the Order of the Palmetto on Oct. 28. The Order is the highest civilian honor presented by the Governor of South Carolina. It is awarded in recognition of a person’s lifetime achievements and contributions to the state. On this same day, Dr. Snyder was also named […]

GHS executive to chair Greenville Chamber of Commerce board

Brenda Thames, Ed.D., vice president of academic and faculty affairs at GHS, has been elected chairwoman of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors for 2017. The Board of Directors is the policy-making body of the Greenville Chamber. Its members represent the business and professional leadership of the community. The board meets monthly to […]

GHS physician, CenteringPregnancy program recognized with $100K McNulty Prize

GREENVILLE, S.C.—  Dr. Amy Crockett, a maternal-fetal medicine physician with Greenville Health System, was named the winner of the prestigious John P. McNulty Prize for her leadership in reducing preterm births in South Carolina by expanding access to CenteringPregnancy group prenatal care. Crockett will accept the award, which comes with a $100,000 prize to further […]

Upstate Salute honors veterans with a night full of entertainment

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Veterans from across the Upstate are invited to a free celebration in their honor hosted by employees from three of the region’s largest employers and the Greenville Drive. The first SC Veterans Upstate Salute will be held this Veterans Day (Nov. 11) at Fluor Field starting at 5 p.m. The event will include a […]

Community support helps GHS break fund-raising record

GREENVILLE, SC – Overwhelming community support helped Greenville Health System surpass its $80 million philanthropy goal by 14 percent one year ahead of schedule. The record-setting “Campaign for the Second Century: Transforming Health Care” will strengthen clinical care programs and expand academic and research programs. George Maynard III, GHS’ vice president of institutional advancement, announced […]

GHS, med school, YMCA and international sports medicine leader collaborate on first-in-nation partnership

GREENVILLE, SC – Lack of exercise isn’t just a matter of being a couch potato, it’s frequently a direct contributor to chronic diseases that kill more than 1.7 million Americans every year and cost more than $24 billion in healthcare expenditures. Now, from the heart of the stroke belt, comes a first-in-nation coalition that brings […]

Walmart, Sam’s Club honored for raising $10.5M for GHS Children’s Hospital

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System (GHS) honored Walmart and Sam’s Club today for their 29-year commitment to the hospital and helping raise more than $10.5 million in support of pediatric patients.. In honor of the company’s long-term commitment – and the generosity of its customers and associates – GHS Children’s Hospital […]

Emergency preparedness exercise to test medical students, first responders

GREENVILLE, SC – The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and Greenville Health System (GHS) will host a community emergency preparedness exercise on Friday, Sept. 2. This is the fifth year for the event, which uses realistic simulations of life-threatening events as an “exam” for first-year medical students but also to test the […]

S.C. Supreme Court rules on GHS governance changes

Greenville Health System (GHS) received a formal order today from the South Carolina Supreme Court regarding its request for a declaratory judgement stating that GHS is authorized to make changes to its governance structure. The Court denied GHS request for a declaratory judgment and also denied the Respondents’ request for an injunction prohibiting GHS from […]

GHS Children’s Hospital adds full-time four-legged “therapists”

GREENVILLE, SC – An outpouring of community support has helped GHS Children’s Hospital bring three specially-trained full-time “facility dogs” to GHS to work one-on-one with pediatric patients in a therapeutic model that blends high-tech medicine with the joy that only a four-legged friend can bring. “Facility dogs are a great source of comfort, support and […]

GHS selected to participate in new national initiative to prevent heart attacks and strokes

Greenville Health System (GHS) has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as one of 516 awardees in 47 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia to help reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes among millions of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. Health care practitioners, such as GHS, participating in […]

U.S. News & World Report names Patewood Memorial Hospital among best in orthopedics

Greenville Health System’s Patewood Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the best hospitals for 2016-17 in orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is ranked #19 in the nation in orthopedics and is the only hospital in the state to be ranked in this specialty. “We are honored to be recognized […]

GHS honors Entercom Upstate’s fundraising with naming opportunity

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Greenville Health System (GHS) will honor Entercom Upstate’s nine-year commitment to raising funds for GHS Children’s Hospital by renaming a Children’s Hospital family recreation area after the organization. The newly renamed Entercom Playroom is located on the fifth floor of GHS Children’s Hospital. The naming was officially announced at a celebration for […]

GHS’ CenteringPregnancy recognized with prestigious international award

GREENVILLE, S.C.—A Greenville Health System program that’s reduced preterm births is one of four programs recognized with an international award that’s given for innovation and excellence by the Aspen Institute and one of its trustees. Amy Crockett, M.D., a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, established the CenteringPregnancy program in South Carolina and is a 2016 John P. […]

CMS announces Greenville Health System selected for initiative promoting better cancer care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that it has selected Greenville Health System (GHS) as one of nearly 200 physician group practices and 17 health insurance companies to participate in a care delivery model that supports and encourages higher quality, more coordinated cancer care. The Medicare arm of the Oncology Care […]

GHS board votes to sell The Cottages at Brushy Creek

The Greenville Health System (GHS) Board of Trustees voted today to sell GHS’ skilled nursing facility, The Cottages at Brushy Creek, to Orianna Health Systems. The decision to sell The Cottages was the result of a plan to position GHS to respond to a healthcare environment with rapidly changing reimbursement and care delivery patterns driven […]

GHS hosts regional cancer moonshot summit as part of national event

GREENVILLE, SC—Some of the clinical trials being discussed at the national conference are already underway at GHS’ Cancer Institute and its Institute for Translational Oncology Research, which works closely with pharmaceutical innovators to develop and test new therapies. “Immunotherapy advances have tremendously accelerated over the past two years,” said Jeff Edenfield, MD, medical director of […]

GHS announces leadership changes as part of transition to new governance model

Greenville Health System (GHS) is taking steps to implement its new governance model, which is focused on improving outcomes, reducing costs and enhancing the patient experience. Earlier this year, two new boards were established, and today it was announced that current GHS President and CEO Mike Riordan is transitioning to the role of president and […]

GHS launches Men’s Health Center

GREENVILLE, S.C.—It’s been established that women are the healthcare decision makers in many families. They are also most likely to schedule annual exams and preventive services. A Greenville Health System urology practice is taking an approach that could improve the likelihood of men visiting the doctor. GHS Regional Urology has started Regional Urology Men’s Health […]

GHS recognized by national diversity magazine

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Greenville Health System (GHS) has once again made a national magazine’s list recognizing employers for a commitment to diversity and inclusion. GHS made Diversity MBA Magazine’s list of “50 Out Front Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work” for the fifth consecutive year. “Receiving this recognition and earning it multiple times does not […]

GHS Children’s Hospital launches statewide child health/advocacy institute

What began as a car-seat check 15 years ago has led to the creation of the Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health and Advocacy, an innovative Greenville Health System-led partnership whose audacious goal is to improve the well-being of all children in S.C. through targeted research and intervention. The institute, one of a handful of […]

GHS recognized as healthcare equality leader

GREENVILLE, SC—Greenville Health System has once again been recognized with the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” designation. This is the fourth consecutive year that Greenville Memorial Hospital was named a leader by the foundation. “At GHS, we want to ensure that all of our patients, families, and visitors are treated with […]

GHS Children’s Hospital, Clemson and community partners celebrate inaugural year of “Choosy – Farm to Belly” childhood obesity prevention program

GREENVILLE, SC — Skyrocketing childhood obesity rates prompted the Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System, Clemson University and more than 10 community partners and volunteers to launch a one-of-a-kind food intervention program that gave preschoolers’ families weekly recipe bags and asked that families cook the food together as “homework.” Children ate it up. Now, the […]

New Greenville medical school graduates its first class this week

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, a unique partnership between USC and Greenville Health System, will graduate its inaugural class on May 6. “This achievement fulfills a promise the University of South Carolina and Greenville Health System made six years ago to build an innovative medical school in upstate South Carolina to […]

Dragon Boat Upstate Festival sets world record, supports cancer survivors

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Angels, Avengers, Big Daddies, Ragin’ Cajuns and many others play an important role in the care of patients with the Cancer Institute of Greenville Health System, and this year they set a world record along the way to providing a dose of hope for cancer survivors through their fundraising and team spirit. The 10th […]

GHS diversity officer honored with Women Making History Award

Greenville Health System’s Chief Diversity Officer, Kinneil Coltman, DHA, is one of six women to receive a 2016 Women Making History Award from the Greenville Cultural Exchange Center. The award is presented annually during Women’s History Month to women in Greenville who have dedicated their lives to making a difference in the communities in which […]

GHS achieves excellence recognition

GREENVILLE, SC – Greenville Health System (GHS) was recognized by the South Carolina Hospital Association’s (SCHA) Working Well initiative and Prevention Partners for achieving the Excellence Recognition. The Excellence Recognition is awarded for reaching the highest standards in workplace health and prevention. GHS achieved this recognition by earning straight A’s in four modules of WorkHealthy […]

Greenville Memorial Hospital nationally recognized for respiratory care

GREENVILLE—Greenville Memorial Hospital has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals. About 700 hospitals or approximately 15 percent of hospitals in the United States have applied for and received this award. The […]

GHS moves forward on cost-saving measures

Greenville Health System on Tuesday said it had initiated a range of action plans to address a year-to-date $16 million loss while continuing to move ahead on its transition from a fee-for-service model to a value-based care environment. The action plans include a reprioritization of capital spending that will reduce the budget by $39 million, […]

GHS’ Minority Health Summit celebrates special milestone with a legend

GREENVILLE—Ten years ago, more than 600 people gathered at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Simpsonville for the first Greenville Health System (GHS) Minority Health Summit. The event exceeded expectations as a larger crowd than expected came together to learn about the state of minority health and health disparities. GHS will host its 10th Annual Minority Health […]

GHS physician named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s 100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know

Angelo Sinopoli, MD, vice president of clinical integration and chief medical officer for Greenville Health System (GHS), has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of 100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know. The 100 executives on this list were chosen based on their clinical leadership and contributions to establishing standards of excellence at […]

GHS Children’s Hospital and Clement’s Kindness Fund for the Children Announce Naming of Children’s Day Hospital at BI-LO Charities Children’s Cancer Center

Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital announced today that the children’s day hospital at its BI-LO Charities Children’s Cancer Center will be named in honor of Knox and Priscilla Haynsworth, founders of Clement’s Kindness Fund for the Children. Since 2002, Clement’s Kindness has given approximately $800,000 in financial assistance to patients and families of the BI-LO […]

GHS recognized with national supply chain award

Greenville, S.C.—The Greenville Health System (GHS) Supply Chain Management  Department is one of 12 in the United States that is being nationally recognized for demonstrating excellence in overall spend management and for adopting best practices in its processes. ECRI Institute is recognizing GHS as part of its fifth annual Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Awards. The […]

GHS and YMCA expand exercise options for cancer survivors

Greenville Health System (GHS) and the YMCA of Greenville are making it easier for cancer survivors to get the exercise they need thanks to the new Wellness Works Rx Exercise Navigation program. The program is available to any cancer survivor, but it’s especially helpful to those suffering from a debilitating side-effect of cancer known as […]

Fryer, Richburg honored as Upstate Black History Makers

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Cynthia Fryer, manager of Children’s Advocacy for Safe Kids Upstate, and Ruth Richburg, member of the Greenville Health System (GHS) Board of Trustees, have been honored as Upstate Black History Makers by 107.3 JAMZ. Fryer was recognized for her “unwavering commitment” to the prevention of childhood injury and death over her 20 […]

Study finds 5x increase in hand sanitizer use when located in hospital high-traffic area

Greenville, S.C.–Placing alcohol-based hand sanitizers (AHS) in the middle of a hospital lobby floor in front of the visitor entrance increased visitor usage by 528 percent, according to a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology […]

GHS Board of Trustees approve new members for GHS-related boards

The Greenville Health System Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved nominees to fill the open seats on the GHS Board of Trustees and the two broader boards that, along with GHS, will form a proposed not-for-profit multi-regional system. “Every member of the three boards being either recommended, nominated or appointed today is a proven leader […]

GHS committee gives preliminary approval to nominees for GHS-related boards

GREENVILLE, SC –The nominating committee of the Greenville Health System Board of Trustees on Tuesday recommended candidates to fill the open seats on the GHS Board of Trustees, as well candidates to fill the two broader boards that, along with GHS, will form the proposed not-for-profit multi-regional system. The recommendations will go before the full […]

GHS unveils first phase of new intensive care unit

Greenville Health System (GHS) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony today to celebrate completion of the first phase of its new intensive care unit (ICU) at Greenville Memorial Hospital. The 75,000 square foot ICU is undergoing a $32 million renovation to meet patient care needs and accommodate new technologies. Once complete, the unit will feature 15 […]

GHS announces winners of its 9th annual MLK awards

GREENVILLE, SC (Jan. 15, 2016) – An employee with Oconee Memorial Hospital was named the recipient of the Greenville Health System’s 9th annual Martin Luther King Diversity Leadership Award, while an innovative program serving Oconee County families received the departmental award. The awards honor a GHS employee and department that exemplify the values of Dr. […]

GHS hosts event focused on normal pressure hydrocephalus

GREENVILLE (Jan. 12, 2016)—The Greenville Health System (GHS) Neurological Institute will host a symposium on normal pressure hydrocephalus, an often misdiagnosed condition that impacts about 700,000 adults in the United States. Normal pressure hydrocephalus is an abnormal buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain’s ventricles or cavities. It occurs if the normal flow of CSF […]

Cervical Cancer-Free South Carolina

More than 100 healthcare providers, researchers, and community advocates will come together in Greenville Jan. 7-8 for a state-wide summit to address cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV)-related issues. Cervical Cancer-Free South Carolina will feature sessions on cervical cancer screening, eliminating disparities in cervical cancer, the role of the HPV vaccine in preventing cervical cancer, […]

GHS unveils new mobile health clinic to serve neighborhoods

GREENVILLE, SC (Dec. 15, 2015) Greenville Health System will soon make care more accessible and convenient in communities across Greenville County with a mobile health clinic that is the first of its kind in the Upstate. Beginning in February, the GHS Neighborhood Health Partners Mobile Health Clinic will make regular visits to the Belmont, Berea, Gantt […]

GHS board approves new governance plan

GREENVILLE, SC (Dec. 15, 2015) ― By a 12-2 majority, the Greenville Health System Board of Trustees today approved a measure that paves the way for GHS to be part of a larger multi-regional health system. The new structure will provide GHS and future partners the flexibility needed in today’s changing healthcare environment. Under the […]

GHS welcomes third Faculty Fellow

CLEMSON — Clemson University public health sciences faculty member Sarah Griffin, Ph.D., has been named a Greenville Health System Faculty Fellow, where she will help lead GHS-Clemson research in childhood obesity and pediatric population health management. Griffin will work with the GHS Children’s Hospital Department of Pediatrics to examine the effectiveness and costs of obesity prevention […]

$1 million gift helps grow GHS pediatric complex-care center

GREENVILLE, SC (Dec. 8, 2015) – A $1 million gift from pioneering neonatal physician Dr. Jerry Ferlauto and wife Natalina will endow and grow an innovative program to help families better cope with the exceptionally complex and round-the-clock needs of chronically ill children. The fledgling center, part of Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital, opened in […]

British Journal of Sports Medicine features GHS Lifestyle Medicine Clinic

GREENVILLE— The GHS Lifestyle Medicine Clinic is the focus of the British Journal of Sports Medicine’s most recent podcast. The innovative clinic is a partnership between the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and Greenville Health System. Irfan Asif, MD, GHS’ vice chair of academics and research and sports medicine fellowship director in […]

GHS coordinator selected for health equity council

GREENVILLE—A GHS community relations coordinator has been selected to join the Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC). SHEC is one of 10 regional councils across the United States that serves as the local organizing and implementation force behind the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities. Melinda Hudson Gillispie, RN, MSN, who organizes the annual […]

Chamber honors GHS with ATHENA Organizational Award

The Greenville Chamber honored Greenville Health System (GHS) with the 2015 ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award for its commitment to increasing the positive impact of women’s leadership in our community. The second annual award was presented at the Chamber’s ATHENA Leadership Symposium on November 17th. The ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award is presented to an organization that […]

GHS expanded blood and marrow transplant program offers first-in-Upstate transplant options

A bone marrow transplant can be a life-saving technique when all other options are exhausted. But this therapy can also force some transplant patients to be isolated from family and friends far from home for as much as 100 days – until now. Greenville Health System, one of the few hospitals in S.C. where blood […]

Strong community support will push GHS past fund-raising goal

Overwhelming community support has already taken Greenville Health System to the cusp of meeting an $80 million philanthropy goal in its record-setting “Campaign for the Second Century: Transforming Health Care.” Funds raised through the campaign will strengthen clinical care programs and expand both academic and research programs. “We are here to celebrate philanthropy and the […]

GHS physician named chair of Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina

Dr. Bruce Snyder, a vascular surgeon with Greenville Health System, has been named chair of the Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina. The Alliance is a group of 54 organizations and partners dedicated to improving healthcare statewide along five priority areas: healthy babies, healthy children, healthy bodies, healthy minds and health equity. Dr. Snyder has […]

GHS Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital receives $80,000 grant from VA

GREENVILLE—GHS’ Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to support recreational therapy opportunities for veterans. The $80,000 grant will help cover costs of veterans participating in the hospital’s various recreational therapy activities. It also will support the addition of a recreational therapist who will work closely […]

Greenville Memorial Hospital wins Consumer Choice Award

The National Research Corporation has honored Greenville Memorial Hospital with its 2015/2016 Consumer Choice Award. This marks the 20th straight year that Greenville Memorial Hospital has won this award for the Greenville market. This award is based on NRC Market Insights data, the largest consumer survey on health care in the country.  Consumers ranked Greenville […]

Michelle Taylor Smith to Speak at U.S. News & World Report’s Hospital of Tomorrow Conference

Michelle Taylor Smith, vice president of patient care services, chief nursing officer and chief experience officer for Greenville Health System, will join industry leaders and influencers at the U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow forum. Smith will deliver her presentation, “Improving the Patient Experience,” on October 19, 2015. “Since 2013 the U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow […]

GHS board continues discussions of proposed governance shift

The Greenville Health System Board of Trustees reviewed a master affiliation agreement and lease today as part of a proposed restructuring model that would give GHS the flexibility and strength it needs to ensure quality patient care and continue succeeding in the rapidly changing healthcare climate. The board gave preliminary approval to some contractual arrangements […]

Breast health program receives national accreditation

The breast health program at Greenville Health System has been granted a three-year/full accreditation designation from the National Accreditation for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. This is the third time GHS has received this designation. GHS was the first program in the Upstate to receive it in 2009. […]

GHS responds to flood devastation in Midlands, Lowcountry

Greenville Health System is providing water-purification resources to one Columbia hospital and is on stand-by to help provide surgical instrument sterilization to others in the wake of devastating floods in the state’s Midlands and coastal regions. “We stand ready to do whatever our fellow hospitals need of us,” said Lance Evans, GHS’ emergency management coordinator. […]

GHS recognized for reducing hospital readmissions

Several hospitals within Greenville Health System were recently recognized for significantly reducing readmission rates for Medicare patients with certain diagnoses. Greenville Memorial Hospital, Hillcrest Memorial Hospital, Patewood Memorial Hospital, Greer Memorial Hospital, Baptist Easley Hospital and Oconee Medical Center have reduced readmissions for Medicare patients by 20 percent over a two-year period. This reduction applies […]

GHS honored with two UHC awards

UHC, an alliance of the nation’s leading nonprofit academic medical centers and their affiliated hospitals, honored Greenville Health System with the Supply Chain Performance Excellence Award and Supplier Diversity Leadership Award at its annual conference last week. The UHC Supply Chain Performance Excellence Award recognizes high-performing organizations in supply chain management as measured by the […]

GHS Board of Trustees gives final approval to $2.2 billion budget

Greenville Health System Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved the health system’s new $2.2 billion budget but also continued its discussions of a plan that would keep GHS as a public, not-for-profit organization which could become part of a larger multi-regional not-for-profit health system. The proposal would maintain the current Greenville operations as a preeminent […]

GHS Board of Trustees to consider $2.2 billion budget

Greenville Health System’s proposed 2016 budget will include an approximately $2.2 billion operating revenue budget, an additional 564 jobs – and, for the third straight year, no room rate increases or system-wide price increases. The budget, which was approved by the GHS Planning and Finance Committee on Tuesday, must also be approved by the GHS […]

Fertility Center of the Carolinas earns patient safety accreditation

Fertility Center of the Carolinas has demonstrated its commitment to patient safety by gaining accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). AAAASF is celebrating its 35th year of promoting the highest quality patient safety in the ambulatory surgery setting (office-based or outpatient), as well as rehabilitation and outpatient therapy agencies […]

Emergency preparedness exercise to test medical students, first responders

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and Greenville Health System (GHS) will host the annual community emergency preparedness exercise on Friday, Sept. 11. This is the fourth year for the event, which tests the readiness of local emergency responders through realistic simulations of life-threatening events. The exercise will run from 8 a.m-5 […]

Board proposes new governance structure

The Greenville Health System Board of Trustees approved a resolution today to explore changes to the organization’s current governance structure that would keep GHS as a public, not-for-profit organization but as part of a larger multi-regional health system that provides the flexibility needed to survive in today’s changing healthcare environment. Over the past 12 months, […]

GHS named screening center of excellence

The Center for Integrative Oncology and Survivorship at the Cancer Institute of Greenville Health System has been named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) for its ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening. GHS Outpatient Radiology was also named a Screening Center of Excellence. Low dose CT screening for lung […]

S.C. foundation awards $800,000 in med school scholarships

The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation today presented an $800,000 grant toward a University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville scholarship fund that contributes to the goal of increasing physicians in the Palmetto State while placing an emphasis on diversity. The grant will be distributed through the school’s Levi S. Kirkland Sr. M.D. […]

GHS named one of the top 50 companies for women and diverse managers to work

Greenville Health System has been named one of the top 50 companies for women and diverse managers to work by Diversity MBA Magazine. Companies included in this ranking have established programs that create access for women and people of color to move into top leadership roles. Diversity MBA Magazine, a national leadership publication, also recognized […]

Greenville Memorial honored with Mission: Lifeline achievement award

Greenville Health System’s Greenville Memorial Hospital has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Each year in the United States, approximately 250,000 people have a STEMI, or ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, […]

Community partners collaborate to improve health outcomes for young families

Greenville First Steps, Greenville Health System (GHS) and the YMCA of Greenville announced today that they are partnering together on a new offering that will make GHS’ CenteringPregnancy program available to more expectant mothers in Greenville County and serve as a model for other Centering programs across the state. CenteringPregnancy is a new way to […]

GHS and Selah launch market-changing colon cancer test

A local research collaboration has sparked the international sales launch of an advanced molecular test that could make its PrecisionPath Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology a “go-to” cancer test for community oncologists nationwide. PrecisionPath is the direct result of collaboration with clinicians at the Greenville Health System Institute for Translational Oncology Research and Selah Genomics. Selah, now […]

GHS oncologist receives national leadership award

W. Larry Gluck, MD, medical director of the Cancer Institute of Greenville Health System (GHS), received the Founders Award for Leadership from Cancer Support Community during its annual spring celebration in New York on April 23. The Founders Award is presented annually to an individual or organization who has demonstrated vision in creating significant solutions […]

GHS breaks ground on facility to house senior care program

Greenville Health System broke ground today on a new facility that will soon house GHS Senior Care, an innovative program designed to provide coordinated medical care to the elderly. When it opens in the spring of 2016, GHS Health Senior Care will be the only program of its kind in the Upstate, the third in […]

GHS announces temporary flu visitation restrictions

Greenville Health System is requesting that children under the age of 18 refrain from visiting hospitalized patients because of the level of flu and respiratory illnesses now in the Upstate. GHS is also requesting that anyone with signs of the flu, respiratory illness or cold temporarily refrain from visiting hospitalized patients. Hospital officials say the […]

GHS physician named to national graduate medical education board

David Forstein, DO, a reproductive endocrinologist with Greenville Health System’s Fertility Center of the Carolinas and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Dr. Forstein is one […]

Greer Memorial honored with quality achievement award for stroke care

Greenville Health System’s Greer 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. Get With The Guidelines Stroke helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of […]

GHS oncologist receives lifetime achievement award

W. Larry Gluck, MD, medical director of the Cancer Institute of Greenville Health System, received the Dr. Charles Townes Individual Lifetime Achievement Award from InnoVision during their annual awards dinner on November 11. Named after Greenville native Dr. Charles Townes, this prestigious award is presented annually to an individual who exhibits a commitment to the […]

GHS details extensive Ebola response plan (Video)

Greenville, S.C. – The Greenville Health System (GHS) has developed detailed plans to help manage Ebola patients both at GHS hospitals and throughout the Upstate as part of a statewide Ebola regional referral system. More details about the regional system are expected to be released later this week. “While the likelihood of an Ebola patient […]

GHS welcomes second class of Medical Scholars

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Greenville Health System recently welcomed the second class of its Medical Scholars Program. The five-week program began on October 3 and is designed to educate participants about the changing healthcare environment and how GHS is helping to transform health care. Topics to be discussed include population health management and medical neighborhoods; healthcare […]

GHS celebrates addition of Oconee Medical Campus

SENECA, SC _ Greenville Health System celebrated the addition of its eighth hospital campus Wednesday with several events at the newly renamed Oconee Medical Campus. The board of directors of the former Oconee Medical Center agreed in June to a long-term lease that made the organization part of Greenville Health System (GHS). Under the lease, […]

GHS approves $2 billion budget

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Greenville Health System Board of Trustees today unanimously passed a $2 billion operating revenue budget that will expand access to patient care, enhance quality and help create more than 500 additional jobs in the Upstate. While the budget calls for a jobs increase, it does not call for a price increase. […]

$1 million gift provides seed fund to grow Children’s Hospital

Bill Schmidt, the avuncular medical director of the Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital, has been growing the Children’s Hospital for nearly 25 years, developing it from a dream to an 185-physician pediatric powerhouse that provides life-saving care to some of the sickest children in a three-state area. Now, he, wife Jean and their children have […]

GHS Cancer Institute receives $6.7 million grant from NIH

GREENVILLE, SC – 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, […]

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GHS releases preliminary results of investigation

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 […]

Second update on rare mycobacterial infection

No additional infections or deaths have been reported in connection with the rare mycobacterial infection found in 15 surgical patients at Greenville Memorial Hospital. GHS has reached out to all 15 patients or families to notify them of the infections. Patients continue to recuperate at home, hospital or other extended-care facility. “We regret that any […]

Update on rare mycobacterial infection

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. In total, 15 patients have now tested positive for the infection, which includes an additional patient who tested positive this week. Six patients […]

GHS to transform education requirements for nursing

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 […]

Oconee Medical Center Joins Greenville Health System

Boards of Oconee, GHS Approve Long-term Operating Lease GREENVILLE, SC _ 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. The Oconee Medical Center Board of Directors and […]

Asthma Action Team receives NOVA Award from American Hospital Association

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.; […]

Unusual infection found in small number of surgical patients

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, in conjunction […]

GHS launches state’s only Lifetime Clinic for cancer survivors

GREENVILLE, S.C. – 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 […]

Greenville Memorial honored with quality achievement award for stroke care

GREENVILLE, SC – 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. Get With The Guidelines Stroke helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with […]

GHS and NGU launch innovative program to mitigate Upstate’s health provider shortage

GREENVILLE, SC _ Greenville Health System and North Greenville University will partner to launch the Upstate’s first physician assistant program, considered a vital step toward helping ease a growing provider shortage in the Upstate. Currently, the state’s only physician assistant training program is in the LowCountry. The proposed Master of Medical Science program is expected […]

SC hospitals create Initiant Health Collaborative to reduce costs

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Five of South Carolina’s largest health systems have formed a healthcare collaborative to drive down costs of health care. The founding members of Initiant Health Collaborative include: Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC McLeod Health, Florence, SC MUSC Health, Charleston, SC Palmetto Health, Columbia, SC Self Regional Healthcare, Greenwood, SC CEOs of these […]

Greenville Health System, Oconee Medical Center Approve Letter of Intent

SENECA, SC (April 11, 2014) _ Greenville Health System and Oconee Medical Center have approved a non-binding agreement that calls for Oconee Medical Center to join GHS as part of an integrated health system benefiting patients in Oconee County and other communities served by the system. The Letter of Intent was approved by the Oconee […]

GHS launches nation’s first Rare Tumor Center

Patients with rare cancers — and limited treatments — will now have significantly expanded options. Greenville Health System has opened a Rare Tumor Center that is the nation’s first center dedicated exclusively to the treatment and research of rare cancers. The ambitious initiative, expected to attract patients from throughout the U.S., has already sparked a […]

Baptist Easley implements quiet time

Baptist Easley will implement a hospital-wide Quiet Time, a period of time designed to promote optimal healing for all patients, on March 4. Because adequate rest is an essential component of the recovering process, Quiet Time will occur daily for all medical/surgical and critical care patients from 2 p.m. to 3:30 pm.   An overhead […]

GHS launches Medical Scholars Program

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Greenville Health System launched its first-ever GHS Medical Scholars Program on Feb. 7. The eight-week program is designed to educate participants about the changing healthcare environment and how GHS is helping to transform health care. Topics to be discussed include population health management and medical neighborhoods; healthcare costs and what it means […]

Greenville Health System and Oconee Medical Center to Discuss Affiliation Opportunities

Greenville Health System and Oconee Medical Center approved a Memorandum of Understanding on January 27 stating that the two organizations will explore ways to work together more closely. “Our organizations have a long history of working together to improve quality, service and access to care,” said Jeanne Ward, president and CEO of Oconee Medical Center. […]

Hospitals in Greenville, Anderson, Pickens and Laurens counties jointly announce temporary flu visitation restrictions

Hospitals in Greenville, Anderson, Pickens and Laurens counties have joined together to request that children refrain from visiting hospitalized patients because of the level of flu and respiratory illnesses now in the Upstate. Those hospitals also request that anyone with signs of the flu, respiratory illness or cold also temporarily refrain from visiting hospitalized patients. […]

GHS Cancer Institute and USC School of Medicine partner on nation’s first human performance lab to tackle cancer fatigue

GREENVILLE, SC — The Greenville Health System’s Human Performance Laboratory — expected to open in January 2014 — is the first HPL in the nation to be fully embedded into a cancer research and treatment program. The HPL, which already is working with a limited number of patients on a pilot basis, is a collaborative […]

GHS continues its commitment to veterans

South Carolina is home to more than 421,000 veterans and is among a handful of states experiencing an increase in veteran population. The Upstate, meanwhile, is home to more than 100,000 veterans. Greenville Health System is proud to serve these men and women and is committed to working with veteran groups to better meet the […]

GHS makes history as new form of academic health center

  GREENVILLE, SC — Greenville Health System was not only named an academic health center this week; it joined with partners Clemson University, Furman University and the University of South Carolina to announce a unique “clinical university model” that will help pave the way for breakthroughs in healthcare delivery, access and affordability. GHS’ hospital-centric model […]

Furman University, GHS join forces in new academic alliance focused on health-related careers

GREENVILLE, SC–Furman University and Greenville Health System (GHS) announced today they have entered into a new academic partnership that will allow Furman to develop innovative programs for undergraduate students interested in health-related careers and provide them with an array of hands-on experiences at one of the Southeast’s largest health systems.   As part of the […]

GHS Board of Trustees approves $1.8 billion budget for FY 2014

GREENVILLE, SC — Greenville Health System (GHS) approved a $1.8 billion total operating revenue budget that significantly expands patient access and adds nearly 500 new jobs. There is no price increase as part of the budget, which was approved by the GHS board of trustees at its board meeting on Tuesday.   “Strong financial discipline […]

Innovative program provides help to parents of young children

GREENVILLE, SC–For the first time, families in Greenville and Pickens counties will have a single access point for questions about their child’s development, behavior or learning. Called Help Me Grow South Carolina, the program has been established through the support of Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital, the Institute for Child Success and the United Way […]

GHS Cancer Institute receives outstanding achievement award

GREENVILLE, SC — The Cancer Institute of Greenville Health System was recently presented with the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC). The GHS Cancer Institute is one of a select group of only 79 U.S. healthcare facilities with accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor […]

U.S. News & World Report names Greenville Memorial among the best in the state

  GREENVILLE, S.C. — Greenville Memorial Hospital has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2013-2014 in South Carolina and the top hospital in the Greenville metro area by U.S. News & World Report. Greenville Memorial, the tertiary-level flagship of Greenville Health System, was also named high-performing in 10 specialties: cancer, cardiology and […]

GHS Children’s Hospital reveals plans for new interactive, child-friendly lobby

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Pediatric patients at Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System and their families will soon have an interactive, child-friendly space in which to regroup and relax thanks to a $300,000 pledge from Carolinas Credit Union Foundation. Officials from the Foundation, which represents 169 credit unions in North and South Carolina, and GHS Children’s […]

GHS’ Greer Medical Campus opens new medical office building

GREER, S.C. – Greenville Health System’s Greer Medical Campus’ newest medical office building has an innovative design that is intended to make patient care more convenient and efficient, while anticipating future growth on the campus. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Monday, June 24 at 11 a.m. for the new 32,000 square-foot building located at […]

GHS and Laurens County Health Care System integrate in collaborative healthcare approach

LAURENS, SC — After more than nine months of deliberation, Laurens County Health Care System (LCHCS) will integrate with Greenville Health System (GHSh) as part of an innovative collaborative healthcare approach serving patients in the Laurens County area. Both hospital boards approved the measure June 21, and the integration will be effective on July 1. […]

GHS’ Patewood Memorial receives Gold Seal from Joint Commission

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Greenville Health System’s Patewood Memorial Hospital has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval by The Joint Commission for its total joint replacement program, involving knee, hip and shoulder replacements. Patewood Memorial is the only hospital in South Carolina to receive the commission’s Gold Seal for its shoulder replacement program. This two-year […]

Clemson, GHS create healthcare research powerhouse

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Clemson University and Greenville Health System (GHS) will establish a healthcare research powerhouse that will fuel growth in medical research and breakthroughs, create opportunities for faculty, physicians and students and accelerate the flow of research funding into the Upstate, boosting the region’s economy. The collaboration will lead to job-creating start-up businesses in […]

GHS receives quality award for heart attack care

GREENVILLE, SC — Greenville Health System’s Greenville Memorial Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline¨ Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes GHS’ commitment and success in implementing an exceptional standard of care for heart attack patients. Each year in the United States, nearly 300,000 people have a STEMI, or ST-segment elevation […]

Breast health program receives national accreditation

GREENVILLE, SC — The breast health program at Greenville Health System has been granted a three-year/full accreditation designation from the National Accreditation for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. This is the second time GHS has received this designation. GHS was the first program in the Upstate to receive […]

Patient tracking system helps hospital save time, money

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Giant dry-erase boards detailing operating room schedules are a thing of the past at Greenville Health System’s flagship hospital Greenville Memorial thanks to a novel patient tracking and surgery scheduling system called OR-Maxª. The new system is the only one of its kind in the nation and was developed by South Carolina-based […]

Innovative Peace House will provide home away from home for patients, families and veterans

The Peace House, a hospitality home for patients and families in extended rehabilitation therapy at Greenville Health System (GHS), officially opens its doors on March 25. But the community can get a sneak peak at the 1425 Augusta Street house — a dream two years in the making — during a community open house on […]

GHS launches new name and logo

Accompanied by a drum roll, a lively people-powered 40-by-10-foot logo “flip” and a promise to pay it forward, Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center officially became known as Greenville Health System at 11 a.m. Monday. “The decision to change our name and logo was not a quick or easy one,” said GHS board chairman Billy […]

MinuteClinic and Greenville Hospital System Form Clinical Affiliation in Upstate

MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), and Greenville Hospital System (GHS) — South Carolina’s largest health system, with five medical campuses, outpatient and specialty centers and a large network of physician practices — have entered into a clinical affiliation to enhance access to high quality, affordable healthcare services in the […]

Baptist Easley Hospital Names New CEO

The Baptist Easley Board of Directors announced today that Michael L. Batchelor has been named as CEO of Baptist Easley Hospital.   “I am pleased to announce the selection of Michael Batchelor,” said Greg Rusnak, board chairman. “Michael comes to us with more than 20 years of healthcare experience, including progressive leadership in health system […]

New brand to position Greenville Hospital System for the future

Greenville Hospital System officials announced today that the organization is changing its brand to better reflect its current identity and to position the system for future growth. Beginning March 18, 2013, Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center will be known as Greenville Health System, and a new, streamlined logo will accompany the new name. “The […]

Greenville bike-sharing system set to debut next spring

Today, plans were revealed for a bike-sharing system coming to downtown Greenville in Spring 2013. Created through a partnership between Upstate Forever and the Greenville Hospital System (GHS) with additional funding support from the Greenville Transit Authority and Greenville County Recreation District, Greenville B-Cycle will provide residents with an inexpensive alternative to driving cars when […]

Carolinas Credit Union Foundation pledges major gift to Children’s Hospital

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Pediatric patients at Children’s Hospital of Greenville Hospital System and their families will soon have an interactive, child-friendly space in which to regroup and relax thanks to a $300,000 pledge from Carolinas Credit Union Foundation. The Foundation, which represents 169 credit unions in both North and South Carolina, made the announcement today […]

Laurens County Health Care System Enters Affiliation Negotiations with Greenville Hospital System

LAURENS COUNTY, SC — The Laurens County Health Care System (LCHCS) Board of Trustees has voted to enter into exclusive affiliation negotiations with Greenville Hospital System (GHS). If the negotiations result in an agreed-upon partnership, the affiliation will assist in establishing a long-term strategy for the LCHCS’s operational and financial success and in enhancing health […]

GHS Board of Trustees approves $1.6 billion budget for FY 2013

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Greenville Hospital System (GHS) approved a $1.6 billion total operating revenue budget that expands and improves patient access to medical care through strengthened clinical integration, coordination of care and by adding nearly 400 full-time positions in primary practice growth areas such as internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology. The GHS Board […]

A Disaster Waiting To Happen: True-to-Life EMT Operations Exercise Will Put USC Greenville Med Students to the Test on August 31

GREENVILLE, S.C. – On Friday, August 31, members of the charter class of the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine Greenville won’t be sitting in lectures. Nor will they be huddled over textbooks. And they probably won’t be daydreaming about the long Labor Day weekend ahead. No, these new doctors-to-be will be busy […]

USC’s new medical school in Greenville welcomes charter class, sets sights on transforming health care delivery system

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Three years ago, when the University of South Carolina and the Greenville Hospital System were discussing plans for a new medical school in the Upstate, USC President Harris Pastides issued a challenge to “make this medical school different and special.” USC and GHS took a giant step in fulfilling that promise Tuesday […]

New sim center paves way for improved patient safety – GHS opens Health Sciences Education Building

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Home to one of the nation’s most advanced patient simulations labs, the new Health Sciences Education Building at Greenville Hospital System is expected to serve as a nexus of advanced healthcare education for the Upstate. Hundreds were expected to attend Friday’s dedication of the three-story, 91,000-square-foot facility adjacent to Greenville Memorial Hospital. […]

First-in-nation partnership paves the way for major leap forward in total cancer care

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Recognizing that social and emotional support are critical components of complete cancer care, Greenville Hospital System announced today the Center for Integrative Oncology and Survivorship and a pioneer partnership with Cancer Support Community (CSC) — one of the largest worldwide providers of social and emotional support for cancer patients and their caregivers. […]

Lab21 and ITOR unveil major leap forward in personalized cancer medicine

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The new Lab21 Clinical Genomics Center at ITOR will allow cancer patients in the Upstate to be among the first in the region to benefit from new technology that will allow patients to get real-time feedback and treatment plans tied to their cancer’s specific DNA signature. “Bringing this leading-edge technology to the […]

Cancer Centers of the Carolinas joins GHS

Greenville, SC — Cancer Centers of the Carolinas (CCC) and Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS) announced today (Jan. 31) that CCC will integrate with GHS to strengthen cancer care and ultimately create a regional cancer center “unlike anything else that exists between Atlanta and Durham.” By combining CCC’s expertise in outpatient cancer care […]

NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver, Jeremy Clements, to host local fundraiser for rare diseases

Greenville, S.C. — Spartanburg resident and NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Jeremy Clements will host the Upstate’s first-ever Valentines and Vegas fundraiser on Saturday, February 11 to raise funds for and awareness of eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs), a group of uncommon chronic illnesses that are rapidly emerging as a healthcare problem worldwide. “Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders are […]

Greenville Hospital System and S.C. BlueCross program takes new approach to back pain

Columbia, S.C. and Greenville, S.C. — Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS) is piloting a program to provide faster, more effective relief for employees’ aching backs. The Back and Neck Pain Program is part of collaboration between GHS and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina – and it could become the gold standard for BlueCross […]

GHS and community celebrate GHS’ first 100 years

Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS) kicked off a year-long celebration of its centennial today (Jan. 10), with hundreds of supporters and employees crowding the festooned commons of its flagship hospital Greenville Memorial. “I am honored to be here today and to have been a part of Greenville Hospital System’s history,” said GHS CEO […]

Construction at the half-way mark; Extraordinary interest seen from both faculty and students

Faculty and student applications are outpacing available slots by a more than 10-to-1 margin at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville, officials said on Friday (Dec. 16). Leaders of the University of South Carolina (USC) and the Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS) toured the school’s innovative education building Friday and got […]

GHS Med Trans helicopter now provides in-flight blood transfusions

GHS Med Trans began carrying on-board blood this month, making it the only South Carolina hospital-based medical helicopter to provide pre-hospital blood transfusions. “This is a huge leap forward in emergency care. It has the potential to save a lot of lives,” said Dr. Marty Lutz, an emergency physician at Greenville Hospital System University Medical […]

Greenville Memorial receives Chest Pain Center accreditation

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Greenville Hospital System’s flagship hospital, Greenville Memorial, has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC) for a third time. Greenville Memorial first received this three-year accreditation in 2005. SCPC is an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort […]

Co-sleeping death rates for babies almost doubles in Greenville County

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Greenville County authorities are sounding the alarm after the rate of co-sleeping and unsafe-sleeping deaths for babies almost doubled in the county since last year. From January through September, seven children under age one have died — up from four deaths in all of 2010. Three children had died in each of […]

USC School of Medicine-Greenville gets green light to move forward

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville has been awarded preliminary accreditation, getting the green light to recruit students and open its doors in fall 2012. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the definitive accrediting body for medical schools in the United States, notified USC and Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS) officials […]

Dr. Eric Bour named president of Simpsonville Medical Campus

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS) announced today (Aug. 18) that Dr. Eric Bour has been named president of the Simpsonville Medical Campus, effective October 1. This is the first time a physician has held this type of leadership position within GHS. “Physician leadership and guidance is critical to our efforts […]

S.C. College of Pharmacy welcomes first students of its new Upstate campus

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The S.C. College of Pharmacy (SCCP) officially welcomed the inaugural class of its new Upstate campus with a ceremony today (Aug. 17). Seventeen third-year pharmacy students recently transferred to the new campus at Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS) — the third campus of the statewide public pharmacy college — and […]

Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review names local surgeon to its “65 Outstanding Shoulder Surgeons and Specialists” list

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Dr. Richard J. Hawkins, a renowned shoulder surgeon with Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas — an affiliate of Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center — was recently named to Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review’s list of “65 Outstanding Shoulder Surgeons and Specialists.” Physicians recognized on this list were selected […]

U.S. News Ranks Greenville Memorial as #1 in metro area and in national top 40 for diabetes care

For the third straight year, Greenville Memorial Hospital has been ranked as having one of the nation’s top 40 diabetes/healthcareservices/medicine/endocrinology-diabetes programs. Under a new metro ranking, GMH has also been ranked as #1 in the Greenville, Mauldin, Easley metro area, according to U.S. News Media & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings released today. Greenville Memorial […]

South Carolina Advocates for Epilepsy Is Coming to Greenville

The newly formed South Carolina Advocates for Epilepsy will host an organizational meeting in Greenville on Saturday, July 23. Approximately 44,000 South Carolinians currently carry an active epilepsy diagnosis, and 2,100 new cases are diagnosed in South Carolina each year.  SAFE was formed in 2011 to help raise epilepsy awareness in South Carolina. “These staggering […]

ITOR creates cancer research innovation zone at GHS

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Less than a year after being announced, GHS’ Institute for Translational Oncology Research (ITOR) has more than doubled in size with the launch of a 20,000-square-foot “innovation zone” that includes an advanced cancer research laboratory designed to put clinical, industry and academic partners in close proximity to speed the development and implementation […]

RCP helps gives voice to aphasia with free movie on Saturday

The short film Aphasia, an engaging look at a N.C. man as he battles back from a stroke, will be screened at Greenville Memorial Hospital‘s Medical Staff Auditorium at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 21. The screening will be followed by a short talk and then a question-and-answer period with its protagonist Carl McIntyre and GHS […]

GHS teams with community partners to host 5th annual Minority Health Summit

Ladies, leave your Sunday-go-to-church heels at home — gentlemen, ditto the ties. Now in its fifth year, the Minority Health Summit plans to get participants on their feet and fire-charged to take back their lives — led by national fitness ambassador Donna Richardson Joyner, wife of syndicated talk show host Tom Joyner. A record 2,000 […]

GHS hosts Parkinson’s disease symposium

Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS) is teaming with the Parkinsons Support Group of the Upstate to host a symposium on Parkinson’s disease and its spectrum of treatment. “Living Well with Parkinsons” will be held 11:30 a.m. — 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the Carolina First Center. Nationally known experts on Parkinson’s […]

Palmetto Peloton Project announces plans to pedal for cancer research

Press Release Date: March 28, 2011 Contact: Karen Potter, 797-7558 Record $500,000 goal set Palmetto Peloton Project announces plans to pedal for cancer research GREENVILLE, S.C. — The Palmetto Peloton Project (P3) announced plans today for the sixth annual Stars and Stripes Challenge presented by Amgen, as well its goal to double the number of […]

GREENVILLE COUNTY TO HOST AAU

Greenville-based Game On announced today that Greenville County has been named the site of the Amateur Athletic Union’s 2011 East Coast Nationals, with Steadman Hawkins Sports Medicine signing on as the event’s title sponsor.      A four-week series of baseball tournaments for 9-, 10-, 11- and 12-and-under teams from around the country, the Steadman Hawkins […]

GHS takes unique approach to colonoscopy screening

Physicians and paperwork aren’t an unusual combination. But physicians and toilet paper? Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center physicians, surgeons and staff hope to bowl over the community with an unusual awareness campaign that will leave the area flush with better health. Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. However, too many people at risk for the […]

GHS investigation shows documents undisturbed

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Greenville Hospital System (GHS) was alerted by press reports on December 31, 2010, of unsecured business office information in a storage unit behind the former Allen Bennett Memorial Hospital. GHS immediately initiated an internal investigation and engaged an independent contracted security service to conduct its own investigation. GHS personnel retrieved 22 boxes […]

GHS physician/researcher cited in Multiple Sclerosis Journal about benefits of an underutilized therapy

  MINNEAPOLIS — February 3, 2011 — A new scientific article has been published demonstrating the profound impact of spasticity on patients with multiple sclerosis and the benefits and underutilization of intrathecal baclofen (ITB) therapy from Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) as a treatment option for these patients. The paper, published this week as an OnlineFirst […]

Daily insulin pill holds promise for preventing type 1 diabetes

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center and its Children’s Hospital are involved in ambitious diabetes research into whether a daily dose of oral insulin can help prevent Type 1 diabetes in people at high risk for developing the disease. “This treatment could potentially protect high-risk children from ever getting diabetes,” said Bryce […]

GHS and other hospitals reach settlement with U.S. Department of Justice

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that seven hospitals nationwide, including Greenville Hospital System, have agreed to pay the United States more than $6.3 million to settle allegations that the health care facilities submitted false claims to Medicare. The Justice Department alleges that the hospitals overcharged Medicare between 2000 and 2008 […]

GHS receives Healthcare Organization of the Month award

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS) has been selected to receive the Healthcare Organization of the Month Award from Studer Group, a global outcomes firm that helps healthcare organizations attain and sustain high performance results. This award is granted monthly to an organization that stands out from its peers and serves […]

GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail rising fast in $250,000 national contest

Only 10 days remain for Greenville to win the Pepsi Refresh Project national contest. Since the start of December, the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail has moved up 25 places; as of 11:30 a.m. today, it’s ranked 66th, up from a Dec. 1 ranking of  91st.    Only the top two places will receive the $250,000 […]

GHS and YMCA launch Phase 2 of PATH

YMCA and GHS launch Phase 2 of PATH YMCA to assume management of 60,000 square foot wellness complex   GREENVILLE, S.C. — The YMCA of Greenville is under contract to purchase the 60,000 square foot LivN Nsidout wellness facility on I-385 in Simpsonville and anticipates transfer of ownership to occur on Dec. 10. The plan […]

Enhanced helicopter initiative takes flight

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A long-time partnership between Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS) and Med-Trans Corp. has a new face and address — as well as a 2,700-pound royal blue helicopter. GHS has worked with Med-Trans for 10 years, but now has partnered to locate GHS Med Trans, a dedicated helicopter, at GHS’ flagship […]

Barber Shop and Beauty Shop talks connect with African-American community

Move over, Barber Shop Talk. There’s a new girl — or, rather, a Beauty Shop Talk — in town, and she’s bringing an expanded diabetes-education program with her. By popular demand, Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center has expanded its frank men’s-only Barber Shop Talk to include a women’s-only counterpart. Both of talks will be […]

Local cyclists embark on 1,500-mile ride to raise funds for cancer research

GREENVILLE, S.C. — On October 17, the Challenge to Conquer Cancer cycling team will leave Greenville and bike 1,500 miles to Austin, Texas, in an effort to raise money for cancer research. The group, recruited by the Palmetto Peloton Project (P3), is made up of 30 cyclists and 15 support people. The team will leave […]

GHS’ Institute for Translational Oncology Research paves way for rapid cancer drug development

GREENVILLE, S.C. — On Tuesday, Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS) unveiled details of its new Institute for Translational Oncology Research, a visionary cancer initiative that will help pave the way for new breakthroughs in rapid drug development, diagnostic discovery and advanced cancer care. ITOR is part of the GHS Cancer Center, a recognized […]

GHS hosts “Ungirdled Truths” for women

GHS hosts innovative outreach program for woman   GREENVILLE, SC — Spanx, girdles and girly talk takes a walk on the medical side when Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center takes its “Ungirdled Truths” education-outreach program on the road on Thursday, Sept. 30. The free 30-minute play, which bounces between bittersweet and slap-your-side funny, is […]

Patient-safety expert to speak at Greenville Memorial

PRESS RELEASE Date: Sept. 27, 2010 Contact: Sandy Dees, 797-7557 Patient-safety expert to speak at Greenville Memorial   GREENVILLE, S.C. — _One of the world’s foremost experts on patient-safety reform will speak at Greenville Memorial Hospital on Thursday, Sept. 30. Robert M. Wachter, M.D., will lead several interactive discussions throughout the day for physicians, residents, […]

Interim dean chosen to lead USC’s expanded medical program in Greenville

PRESS RELEASE Date: Sept. 24, 2010 Contact: Sandy Dees, 797-7557 Interim dean chosen to lead USC’s expanded medical program in Greenville GREENVILLE, S.C.  — Dr. Jerry R. Youkey, vice president of medical and academic services at the Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center, has been named the interim dean of the USC School of Medicine’s […]

Seneca opens first permanent car-seat inspection site

  PRESS RELEASE Date: Sept. 24, 2010 Contact: Sandy Dees, 797-7557 Discounted car seats available to eligible families 4 out of 5 child car seats are installed incorrectly Seneca opens first permanent car-seat inspection site  SENECA, S.C. — Oconee County will open its first permanent car-seat inspection station this week thanks to a partnership between […]

GHS board approves $1.4 billion budget for FY 2011

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The board of trustees of the Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS) on Tuesday approved a $1.4 billion total operating revenue budget for fiscal year 2011.   The budget, which begins Oct. 1, increased 5.8 percent over 2010’s $1.3 billion projection. The budget reflects a three percent price increase, which will […]

USC, GHS boards give final approval to proposed program expansion

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees took action Friday (Aug. 6) to address the state’s growing shortage of primary-care physicians and improve access to health care in the Palmetto State. The board approved a plan to expand medical education in Greenville and announced plans to explore opportunities with Palmetto Health […]