Awards & Accreditations

At Greenville Health System, we are committed to excellence. To us, that means raising the bar in the areas of quality and patient experience. We strive to excel at patient care, providing those in the upstate community with top-quality care right here in Greenville. We’re proud of our awards and accreditations, but to us, it’s the means to an end—a healthier and happier upstate community.

Systemwide Awards

  • Named a top 50 company for diverse managers and women by Diversity MBA Magazine (2017; six-time recipient)
  • Voted Best Place to Work by readers of The Greenville News (2017)
  • Named Top 10 Best in Class for diversity by the Institute for Diversity in Health Management (2016)
  • Received the ECRI Institute’s Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award, recognizing health systems and hospitals that follow best practices to reduce costs without negatively affecting quality and outcomes for patients (2016)
  • Straight A’s in four categories relating to workplace health and prevention from the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) and Prevention Partners (2016)
  • Gold Medal Award from SCHA’s Working Well initiative and Prevention partners (2016)
  • GHS, Pathology Associates of Greenville (an exclusively contracted physician group) and the Greenville County Medical Examiner’s Office were accredited as a medicolegal autopsy facility for five years by the National Association of Medical Examiners (2016)
  • Received the Diversity and Inclusion Large Business Award from The Greenville Society for Human Resources Management (2015)
  • Received the ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award, presented by The Greenville Chamber of Commerce to an organization that provides and supports leadership development opportunities and initiatives for women employees (2015)
  • Named a top learning organization by Elearning! Media Group, which honors the top 100 organizations that embrace collaboration and innovation to become high-performance organizations (2015)
  • Received a gold-level Healthy Workplace Award from LiveWell Greenville, which recognizes companies that promote health and wellness and empower employees to make positive changes (2015)

Leadership

  • Mike Riordan, CEO, Strategic Coordinating Organization for GHS, was named to Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare (2017)
  • Michelle Taylor-Smith, vice president of patient care services, chief nursing officer and chief experience officer for Greenville Health System, received the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award (2017)
  • Scott Porter, MD, MBA, FACS, an orthopaedic oncologist and GHS’ vice president of organizational equity, was selected to be director-elect of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).

Greenville Memorial Hospital

  • Verified Level I (highest level) Adult Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (2017)
  • Designated a Baby-Friendly birth facility, recognizing an optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding (2014)
  • Earned Women’s Choice Awards in the Best for Patient Safety, Best for Heart Care and Best Breast Centers categories (2017)
  • Named High Performing in Colon Cancer Surgery by U.S. News and World Report (2017)
  • Received an A in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which reviews 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data (2017)
  • Zero Harm Award—Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI): Cardiovascular ICU (2017)
  • Zero Harm Award—Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI): Neuro Trauma (2017)
  • CMS 4-star hospital rating for infection control and clinical quality (2016)
  • Blue Distinction Center Plus from BlueCross BlueShield, recognizing a high level of quality, patient safety/outcomes and cost savings (2016)
  • Named a leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (2016)
  • Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the American Association of Respiratory Care (2016)
  • Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation (2016)
  • Greenville Memorial Medical Campus earned American College of Radiology accreditation for all five of its imaging rooms (2016; accreditation lasts three years)
  • Recertified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center (2016)
  • The Certified Primary Stroke Center at Greenville Memorial Hospital received the Stroke Gold Plus, Target Stroke Elite Plus Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines Program (2015)
  • Received Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association (2015)
  • Re-accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (2015)

Greer Memorial Hospital

  • Achieved Magnet status from American Nursing Credentialing Center, given to hospitals based on the strength and quality of their nursing services (2017)
  • Earned Women’s Choice Awards in the Best for Patient Safety and Best for Obstetrics categories (2017)
  • Received an A in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which reviews 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data (2017)
  • Zero Harm Award—Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI): ICU (2017)
  • Zero Harm Award—Surgical Site Infections: Abdominal Hysterectomy (2017)
  • Zero Harm Award—Surgical Site Infections: Colon Surgeries (2017)
  • Zero Harm Award—Surgical Site Infections: Knee Replacement Surgeries (2017)
  • CMS 5-star hospital rating for infection control and clinical quality (2016)
  • Safe Surgery Hospital designation from the South Carolina Hospital Association (2016)
  • Named among the “100 Top Hospitals” in the Small Community Hospitals category and received the Everest Award, recognizing a combination of high-quality care and patient experience, by Truven Health Analytics (2015)
  • Highest-scoring hospital in the Upstate in Medicare’s Hospital-acquired Conditions Reduction Program (2015)
  • Named among the 100 Great Community Hospitals by Becker’s Hospital Review (2015)
  • Ranked in the top 10 by Consumer Reports for patient safety and respect (2015)
  • Earned the Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines program (2015)

Hillcrest Memorial Hospital

  • Received an A in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which reviews 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data (2017)
  • Zero Harm Award—Surgical Site Infections: Colon Surgery (2017)
  • Zero Harm Award—Surgical Site Infections: Hip Replacement (2017)
  • Zero Harm Award—Surgical Site Infections: Knee Replacement (2017)
  • Designated an American College of Radiology Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (2016)

Laurens County Memorial Hospital

  • Voted Best Hospital by readers of The Clinton Chronicle (2017; 12th consecutive year)
  • Zero Harm Award—Surgical Site Infections: Colon Surgery (2017)
  • Zero Harm Award—Surgical Site Infections: Knee Replacement (2017)
  • Safe Surgery Hospital designation from the South Carolina Hospital Association (2016)
  • Upstate Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center received the national Robert A. Warriner III, MD, Center of Excellence award for achieving high patient satisfaction and healing rates over a two-year span (2016; six-time recipient)
  • Recognized by The Joint Commission as a MEDITECH HER (Electronic Health Record) Best Practice Site (2016)

North Greenville Hospital

  • Earned Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) status, allowing the hospital to access state funds to care for patients with traumatic spinal cord injury (2015)

Oconee Memorial Hospital

  • Designated a Baby-Friendly birth facility, recognizing an optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding (2016)
  • Culinary staff at OMH won the S.C. Hospital Associations Cooking Well Invitational, which included culinary teams from nine hospitals (2015)

Patewood Memorial Hospital/Patewood Medical Campus

  • Patewood Medical Campus was named a Pathway to Excellence program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recognizing commitment to a positive nursing practice environment (2015)
  • Earned Women’s Choice Awards in the Best for Patient Safety, Best for Orthopaedics and Best Breast Centers categories (2017)
  • CMS 5-star hospital rating for infection control and clinical quality (2016)
  • Ranked 19 in the nation for orthopaedics by U.S. News & World Report (2016)
  • Named “high performing” in hip replacement by U.S. News & World Report (2016)
  • Zero Harm Award from the South Carolina Hospital Association (2016)
  • Earned certification from The Joint Commission for program management of hip/knee/shoulder joint replacement surgery (2016; certification lasts two years)
  • Gold Seal of Approval by the Joint Commission for total joint replacement program, involving knee, hip and shoulder replacements (2015)

Baptist Easley Hospital (GHS is half owner)

  • Zero Harm Award from the South Carolina Hospital Association (2016)
  • Excellence Recognition from WorkHealthy America for workplace health and prevention (2016; three-time recipient)
  • Baptist Easley Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center received Center of Distinction Award from Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services, for excellent patient outcomes (2016)
  • Received Safe Surgery Hospital designation from the S.C. Medical Association and S.C. Hospital Association Trustees, Administrators and Physicians (2015)
  • Excellence Recognition from Working Well and Prevention Partners for reaching the highest standards in workplace health and prevention (2015)
  • Baptist Easley Hospital Laboratory accredited by the College of American Pathologists (2015)

Cancer

  • Named a Community Site of the National Cancer Institute‘s Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) and awarded a $6.7-million grant to bring cutting-edge clinical trials to people within their own communities (2014-2019)
  • GHS Cancer Institute was recognized as one of the top enrollers in clinical trials funded by NCORP (2017)
  • The GHS Cancer Institute received accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy for allogenic and autologous transplantation (2016)
  • CMS selected GHS Cancer Institute as one of nearly 200 physician group practices and 17 health insurance companies to take part in a care delivery model that supports and encourages higher-quality, more coordinated cancer care (2016)
  • Received the Data Completeness and Timeliness Gold Award from the SC Central Cancer Registry, recognizing excellence in data management (2016)
  • Breast Health program granted full accreditation from the National Accreditation for Breast Centers, administered by the American College of Surgeons (2016; three-time recipient; accreditation lasts three years)
  • Be the Match® designated GHS as a Low Volume Transplant Center, facilitating unrelated stem cell transplants for patients with blood cancers who do not have a matching family member (2015)
  • The Center for Integrative Oncology and Survivorship at the GHS Cancer Institute was named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance (2015)

Emergency Medicine

  • Greenville Memorial Hospital was verified as a Level I (highest level) Adult Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (2017)
  • Sarah Fabiano, MD, medical director of GHS MedTrans and AirMed Regional, was named the state’s Medical Director of the Year by the South Carolina EMS Association (2016)
  • Oconee EMS and Greenville County EMS each received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award for implementing improvement measures to treat patients who experience severe heart attacks (2015)

Heart & Vascular

  • CMS selected GHS as one of 516 awardees in the U.S. to participate in the Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model, which aims to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes among Medicare beneficiaries. (2016)
  • Vascular surgeon Bruce Snyder, MD, received the Order of the Palmetto in recognition of his lifetime achievements and contributions to the state, and was named Physician of the Year by the South Carolina Medical Association  (2016)
  • Greenville Memorial Hospital received the Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association (2015)
  • Greenville Memorial Hospital received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry-Get with the Guidelines Gold Performance Achievement Award (2015)

Neuroscience

  • GHS Neuroscience Associates named ALS Recognized Treatment Center
  • The Certified Primary Stroke Center at Greenville Memorial Hospital received the Stroke Gold Plus, Target Stroke Elite Plus Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines program (2015)
  • Greer Memorial Hospital earned the Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines program (2015)
  • West End Co-op and the Young Stroke Program at Roger C. Peace Hospital received the Program Award from YoungStroke, recognizing programs that are distinguished by innovative and creative alternatives to conventional rehabilitative therapies (2015)

Nursing

  • Greer Memorial Hospital achieved Magnet status from American Nursing Credentialing Center, given to hospitals that satisfy a set of criteria measuring the strength and quality of their nursing services (2017)
  • Six nurses from GHS received the Palmetto Gold Award, placing them among the top 100 nurses in the state for providing excellent patient care and demonstrating a strong commitment to the nursing profession (2016)
  • Patewood Medical Campus was named a Pathway to Excellence program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recognizing a commitment to a positive nursing practice environment (2015)

Orthopaedics

  • Patewood Memorial Hospital (PMH) was ranked 19 in the nation for orthopaedics by S. News & World Report (2016)
  • PMH was named “high performing” in hip replacement by S. News & World Report (2016)
  • Earned certification from The Joint Commission for program management of hip/knee/shoulder joint replacement surgery, recognizing the hospital’s compliance with national standards, clinical guidelines and outcomes of care (2016; certification lasts two years)
  • Gold Seal of Approval by the Joint Commission for total joint replacement program, involving knee, hip and shoulder replacements (2015)

Pediatrics

  • The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology received the Community Champion Award from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (2017)
  • The Division of Pediatric Pulmonology and Cystic Fibrosis Center were named a Core Center by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2016)

Physician Practices

  • Sixteen GHS physician practices earned the COLA Laboratory Excellence Award, given to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations (2016)
  • Thirty-one GHS primary care practices and six Baptist Easley practices received Patient Care Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition (2015)

Radiology

  • Greenville Memorial Medical Campus earned American College of Radiology accreditation for all five of its imaging rooms (2016; accreditation lasts three years)
  • GHS Outpatient Radiology was named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance (2015)

Urology

  • The Cross Creek location of GHS Regional Urology earned recognition as a Center of Excellence for treating erectile dysfunction—the only such center in South Carolina—from Coloplast Men’s Health (2015)

Women's Health

  • Amy Crockett, MD, a maternal-fetal medicine physician with GHS, won the national John P. McNulty Prize for her leadership in reducing preterm births in South Carolina through expanded access to CenteringPregnancy group prenatal care (2016)
  • Fertility Center of the Carolinas earned accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (2015)

Health Sciences Center

  • Greenville HealthCare Simulation Center earned re-accreditation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in three areas: Teaching, Assessment and Systems Integration (2017)

GHS Hospice of the Foothills/Cottingham Hospice House

  • Daniel Smith Jr., MD, medical director, received the Lewis Blackman Patient Safety Champion Award, honoring those who go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure high-quality care (2017)

MD360 Convenient Care

  • Voted Best Urgent Care by readers of The Greenville News (2017)