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Prisma Health announces four additional COVID-19 community testing events this week

GREENVILLE, SC – Prisma Health has announced four additional COVID-19 community testing events this week but cautioned that the drive-through events could be impacted by scattered thunderstorms predicted later this week. Community members are urged to check media outlets or Prisma Health’s COVID-19-information website (prismahealth.org/coronavirus) to ensure the events have not been cancelled due to...
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Prisma Health to allow one companion visitor for patients having outpatient procedures; inpatient visitor restrictions still apply

GREENVILLE, SC – Prisma Health has updated its visitor policy to allow one support person per patient undergoing outpatient procedures requiring anesthesia or moderate/deep sedation, such as surgery, endoscopy and radiology. Beginning Tuesday, May 5, this will be implemented in all Prisma Health hospitals and facilities where outpatient procedures are performed. Due to COVID-19 precautions, Prisma...
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Prisma Health, in partnership with DHEC, launches community testing for COVID-19 at initial seven statewide screenings beginning this weekend

GREENVILLE, SC – Prisma Health will launch community screening for COVID-19 at seven locations across South Carolina beginning Saturday, with more sites expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The community testing, done in partnership with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), will reach populations who may not otherwise have access...
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Prisma Health launches state’s first interactive, free symptom- checker for COVID-19

GREENVILLE, SC – Prisma Health is the first healthcare system in S.C. to launch an interactive symptom-checker for COVID-19 on its website. The service is free to everyone, regardless of whether they are patients at Prisma Health. The click-to-chat platform, which launched Friday, April, 24, has already drawn positive comments from users for its clear...
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Prisma Health receives approximately 1.5 million surgical masks from China thanks to Boeing collaboration

GREEENVILLE, SC – Thanks to a collaboration with Boeing, Prisma Health was able to receive its shipment of approximately 1.5 million surgical masks directly from China to Greenville, bypassing extensive delays as well as eliminating shipping costs. Prisma Health purchased the masks in late March but was unable to quickly move the shipment out of...
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Prisma Health participates in clinical trial for new COVID-19 antiviral treatment

GREENVILLE, SC – Prisma Health is participating in an international clinical study of the drug remdesivir as a potential treatment for moderate and severe COVID-19 patients. Remdesivir is an antiviral medication developed by the U.S. biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences. Following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) rapid review and approval for clinical trials, the...
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Prisma Health launches iPad initiative to reconnect patients with their families during COVID-19 pandemic

GREENVILLE, SC – Amy Kinard, a patient at Prisma Health, was able to “see” her husband Tony for the first time in a week last Friday, thanks to an innovative initiative to help equip patients with iPads so they can keep in touch with families and loved ones despite current visitation restrictions. Mrs. Kinard, hospitalized...
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UofSC med school in Greenville, United Way and Prisma Health partner on COVID-19 supplies drive

GREENVILLE, SC – The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and United Way of Greenville County are teaming up with Prisma Health to help ensure community partners and healthcare partners have the supplies they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Partners are asking the community to help by donating new, unopened supplies and personal...
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Greenville Health Authority Board of Trustees / Healthy Greenville grant initiative releases grant funds to meet urgent COVID-19 needs in the underserved populations of Greenville County

GREENVILLE, SC – Greenville Health Authority, by way of the Healthy Greenville Grant initiative, pledged $150,000 to three organizations in Greenville County in order to make an immediate impact on organizations that are seeking to provide health assistance for the county’s most vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 crisis. Greenville Health Authority Board of Trustees Chair...
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