GREENVILLE, S.C. (December 29, 2016) – It started with a tweet. On December 28, Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center tweeted photos of babies wrapped in blankets that said “Beat Clemson, 12-31-16, #BuckeyeBaby.” Soon several people started sharing the tweet on Twitter, asking Greenville Health System to “step up” and “make a move.”
GHS responded by saying, “GHS is #ALLIN. Every baby born at GHS on Fiesta Bowl Saturday will receive their own #Clemson apparel. #GoTigers #BeatOhioState.”
“We love all of our state’s collegiate sports teams, but we wanted to do something special for Clemson because this is a playoff game,” said Karen Potter, manager of public relations at GHS. “If Clemson makes it to the national championship, you may see some something similar happen on January 9.”
GHS expects between 25 and 35 babies to be born at four of its hospitals on December 31. Those hospitals include Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greer Memorial Hospital, Laurens County Memorial Hospital and Oconee Memorial Hospital.
About Greenville Health System
Greenville Health System (GHS) — an academic health system that is the largest not-for-profit healthcare delivery system in South Carolina — is committed to medical excellence through research, patient care and education. GHS offers patients an innovative network of clinical integration, expertise and technologies through its eight medical campuses, tertiary medical center, research and education facilities, community hospitals, physician practices and numerous specialty services throughout the Upstate. The 1,358-bed system is home to 15 medical residency and fellowship programs. GHS is also home to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, a joint effort of USC and GHS. Visit ghs.org for more information.