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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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“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...
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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...
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