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Immunizations: Keeping your child safe

The safety and efficacy of vaccines has been the subject of a lot of discussion in the news media, especially in light of recent measles outbreaks. Measles is not a mild disease—neither is polio, whooping cough, Hib or pneumococcal meningitis, or rotavirus. These are the kinds of diseases that cause a lot of suffering for...
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The difference between burnout and wellness

Burnout numbers among healthcare providers are at shockingly high levels and seem to be climbing every year. Because of the prevalence and expense of this burnout, research has been performed about ways to improve individual resilience to burnout. Personally, I prefer to frame the discussion with wellness. I describe wellness in terms of “buckets” (although...
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Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health to become Prisma Health in early 2019

COLUMBIA and GREENVILLE, SC – (Sept. 25) – Greenville Health System (Prisma Health) and Palmetto Health will unite under a new brand, Prisma Health, in early 2019. Since November 2017, Prisma Health 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...
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Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health to unite under a new brand identity early 2019

COLUMBIA and GREENVILLE, SC – (Sept. 20) Greenville Health System (Prisma Health) 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 Prisma Health, Palmetto Health and Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group brands, including their names and logos, will be...
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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 (Prisma Health), 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...
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Prisma Health 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.
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Podcast: Colonoscopies can save lives

[toggle_box] [toggle_item title=”Transcript” active=”true”] Melanie Cole (Host): Colorectal cancer is one of the five most common cancers in the US, yet it is often highly treatable if it’s found and treated early, but because many people are not getting tested the way they should, only about 4 out of every 10 cases are diagnosed at...
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Prisma Health employee achieves dream of U.S. citizenship

Tania Galvan, an admissions counselor at Prisma Health Cancer Institute’s Eastside location, reached a milestone in November of 2017. After 19 years of attempting to achieve U.S. citizenship, she finally became a citizen on November 9, 2017.
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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...
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Fall is perfect time to talk balance

At Prisma Health Senior Care, our mission is to help seniors at risk of nursing home placement remain at home with our help. Maintaining good balance is a crucial component of this effort and not something that many seniors give enough thought. “Balance is something we all definitely take for granted,” agrees Joshua Chiu, PT,...
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