Our Affiliate System

We are building one organization with affiliates in two regions. Our parent company, now known as Prisma Health, supports both affiliates with overall direction and leadership as we continue to align. We will soon share one brand across the entire organization to better reflect this. The rebranded Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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We are becoming Prisma Health in early 2019

Congestive Heart Failure

The GHS Heart Failure Program invites you to take part in a Shared Medical Appointment for people with heart failure.

What is a Shared Medical Appointment?

  • A Shared Medical Appointment is a group appointment shared with those who have heart failure, providing them a supportive environment in which to ask questions and get information.
  • A Shared Medical Appointment offers direct access to a cardiologist, dietitian, pharmacist, nurse navigator and other healthcare resources

What are the benefits of Shared Medical Appointments for you?

  • Increases your access to a cardiologist and your heart failure team
  • Increases your ability to be successful in managing heart failure and lifestyle changes
  • Provides the supportive environment of a group and network of people who have heart failure

How do Shared Medical Appointments work?

  • Your group will consist of 10-12 people with heart failure (with one support person per group member)
  • Medication reviews, blood pressure reading, heart rate, weight and temperature check, and a physical exam are performed at each Shared Medical Appointment
  • Group sessions last about an hour and include health education, information exchanges, and the opportunity to ask questions about heart failure and treatment

What are the goals of a Shared Medical Appointment?

  • Improve your heart failure care
  • Increase your ability to manage heart failure
  • Decrease your hospital admissions and improve your outcomes

For more information or to enroll, please call the heart failure team today at (864) 455-6900.