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Prisma Health plans further restructuring to streamline operations, position for future growth

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Prisma Health officials announced today that they are taking additional measures to improve operating efficiencies and streamline the organization. “The health-care environment in which we operate is becoming increasingly challenging for a variety of reasons, including lower reimbursements and increasing numbers of patients who are underinsured or uninsured,” said Mark O’Halla, president...
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Cancer survivor enjoys ultimate gift during holidays

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Cancer survivor Katie York will spend this holiday season enjoying the greatest gift she could imagine – holding her newborn son four years after learning she might never be able to have children at all. At 27 years old, York faced not only a diagnosis of Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2015, but also...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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