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Q&A: Tony Kouskolekas, Pelham Medical Center president, discusses hospital and Greer growth
MAR 2, 2017

Tony Kouskolekas, Pelham Medical Center president, discussed the hospital’s growth, his love for the Greer community and the future of the Upstate.
 
 

Tony Kouskolekas, Pelham Medical Center president, was named one of the 50 Most Influential People in 2016 by Greenville Business Magazine. He is a past chair for the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce executive board.

Kouskolekas discussed the hospital’s growth, his love for the Greer community and the future of the Upstate.

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Tooth Fairy payout for lost teeth is an economic boost for kids
FEB 27, 2017

Tooth Fairy payout for lost teeth is an economic boost for kids

The Tooth Fairy’s payout for lost teeth is soaring, posting record gains in 2016 and early 2017.

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Communication gaps between deaf patients, healthcare providers featured at USC Upstate workshop
FEB 24, 2017

Communication gaps between deaf patients, healthcare providers featured at USC Upstate workshop

A collaboration that could help reduce communication gaps for deaf patients and their healthcare providers is scheduled at USC Upstate.

Students from USC Upstate’s health communications classes and the Mary Black School of Nursing will host a role reversal workshop with members of the deaf community from 12 – 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 in the Mary Black School of Nursing, room 2039 in the Health Education Complex.

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Greer Relief gets grant from Spartanburg Regional Foundation to aid health challenged individuals
FEB 22, 2017

Caroline Robertson, Executive Director of Greer Relief, second from right, is presented a grant from members of the Spartanburg Regional Foundation and its Health Challenged Homelessness Prevention Program.
 
 
 

Greer Relief is providing financial assistance and services to prevent health challenged individuals and families from becoming homeless and help them become stabilized. 

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Free flu shots at drive-thru clinic Thursday
FEB 20, 2017

Free flu shots at drive-thru clinic Thursday

The Upstate is seeing an uptick in flu cases and those who have not gotten a flu shot have an opportunity to get one free.

Patewood Memorial Hospital will host a free drive-thru flu shot clinic Thursday, Feb. 23 from 4 - 6 p.m. outside of the hospital’s main entrance. People seeking the vaccine will be able to drive up to the hospital’s entrance and receive the shot while remaining in their vehicles.

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North Greenville University celebrates new college campus in Greer
FEB 16, 2017

From left: NGU Board of Trustees Chair Bill Tyler, NGU Vice President for Adult and Graduate Studies Dr. J. Samuel Isgett, Greer Mayor Rick Danner, NGU Interim President Randall J. Pannell, T. Walter Brashier and CEO of Bon Secours/St. Francis Hospital Craig McCoy.
 

Greer is now home to a college campus.

North Greenville University officials celebrated the opening of its Greer campus on Thursday that houses the school’s graduate school, College of Adult Professional Studies, and its faculty, staff, and admissions counselors. It is also home to the new Graduate School of Health Science, which began offering a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Medicine in January.

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Spartanburg Regional Foundation elects board of trustees, advisory boards
FEB 8, 2017

Spartanburg Regional Foundation elects board of trustees, advisory boards

The Spartanburg Regional Foundation has elected a board of trustees and community and physicians to advisory boards.

Foundation board members meet quarterly to oversee the work of the Foundation and the advisory board members assist with fundraising for the divisions of cancer, heart and hospice.

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More than $600,000 available in Spartanburg Regional Foundation health-related grants
JAN 16, 2017

More than $600,000 available in Spartanburg Regional Foundation health-related grants

Spartanburg Regional Foundation will provide $646,000 in health-related grants in 2017, as part of its continuing efforts to improve the health and wellness of communities across the Upstate.

These grants will be awarded to designees this spring, made possible by the financial support of Spartanburg Regional Foundation donors.

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Tips to help improve sleep habits
JAN 16, 2017

A few tips to help you and your family improve your sleep habits.
 

Anyone who has ever had a bad night’s sleep knows that sleep deprivation is no joke. Sleep directly affects your mood, productivity and decision making all day long. The health experts at Envolve, an integrated healthcare solutions company, share a few tips to help you and your family improve your sleep habits.

1. Set aside time to wind-down and relax before actually crawling into bed. A hot shower or bath, a cup of (caffeine free) tea, or even watching an episode of your favorite TV show can help calm your mind and prepare you for sleep.

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Winter storm could produce snow in greater Greer area this weekend
JAN 3, 2017

A light coating of snow and ice hit Greer last year.
 
 

Greer and the Upstate may see snow this weekend, according to meteorologists tracking a low pressure system moving through the southeast on Friday and Saturday.

Still days away, meteologists are forecasting a cold air front, moving into the area from the north, that will produce temperatures below freezing Friday night and in the 20s on Saturday night.

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It's a boy for Greer Memorial's first baby of 2017
JAN 3, 2017

Max Kelly was Greer Memorial Hospital's first baby of 2017. His parents are Tiffany Anderson and Herman Kelly.
 
 

Max Kelly was Greer Memorial Hospital's first baby of 2017.

Max arrived Monday, Jan. 2 at 5:58 a.m. He was 6-pounds and 18 ¼-inches long.

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Clemson study focuses on improving facemasks to help reduce football brain injuries
JAN 3, 2017

Alex Bina (left), Gregory Batt (center) and John Desjardins are using a linear drop tower with an anthropomorphic head model for their football helmet facemask tests.
 

CLEMSON — A team of Clemson University researchers and an Upstate businessman believe they can help make football a little safer by creating a facemask that can help reduce the severity of head injuries by increasing overall helmet protection.

The researchers are Gregory Batt, an assistant professor in the Clemson food, nutrition and packaging sciences department; John DesJardins, an associate professor of bioengineering and director of the Laboratory of Orthopaedic Design and Engineering; and Alex Bina, a doctoral student in bioengineering who also is a graduate research assistant in food, nutrition and packaging sciences. They are teaming up with Jay Elmore, owner of Green Gridiron to determine how future designs of facemasks can help improve the overall safety of football helmets.

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Why are you avoiding the doctor?
JAN 1, 2017

Why are you avoiding the doctor?

StatePoint

Most Americans want to stay healthy and prevent disease and illness. For many, this means getting regular check-ups and using their health plan benefits. For others, it seems that ignorance is bliss.

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GHS is 'All In' with babies born on Fiesta Bowl Saturday, Greer Memorial, too
DEC 30, 2016

GHS is 'All In' with babies born on Fiesta Bowl Saturday, Greer Memorial, too

It started with a tweet.

On Dec. 28, Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center tweeted photos of babies wrapped in blankets that read “Beat Clemson, 12-31-16, #BuckeyeBaby.”

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Keeping infants safe in the shopping cart
DEC 29, 2016

Keeping infants safe in the shopping cart

StatePoint

Most parents of infants are well-advised of certain dangers. However, there is one safety risk that doesn’t get much attention. Nearly 24,000 children are in accidents involving shopping carts each year, many suffering cuts, bruises, broken limbs and even head and brain injuries.

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Greer Memorial Hospital earns Magnet recognition to its decorated history
DEC 14, 2016

Members of the nursing staff at Greer Memorial Hospital celebrate earning Magnet recognition.
 

Greer Memorial Hospital staff keeps thumping its chest as one of the most decorated hospitals in South Carolina for patient care.

GMH was designated Wednesday only the fourth hospital in South Carolina to earn Magnet Nursing recognition by the American Nursing Credentialing Center / Magnet Commission. The ANCC is an affiliate of the American Nurses Association.

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Project Rx expands year-round drug disposal to Greer Memorial Hospital
DEC 7, 2016

Project RX Drop Box opened its first permanent 24/7 drug disposal box at Greer Memorial Hospital.
 

It hadn’t been five minutes after Project RX Drop Box ceremoniously opened its first permanent 24/7 drug disposal box at Greer Memorial Hospital when law enforcement and health officials witnessed its value.

Donna Bennett of Taylors asked if the drop box was available on Sunday. She wanted to safely dispose of unused medicine that remained after the death of her mother. “We get our prescriptions from Rite Aid and they wouldn’t take them,” Bennett said. “It was the same thing when my father died.”

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Health study: Patients with a primary care physician have lower healthcare costs
DEC 5, 2016

The National Institute of Health has proved that patients with a primary care physician have lower healthcare costs, better management of chronic diseases and high levels of satisfaction with their care.

Establishing a relationship with a primary care physician is beneficial for adult health and wellness. Medical Group of the Carolinas—Mountain Park introduces a new physician, Dr. Todd Fennell, an internal medicine physician.

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SRHS, Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute join landmark study to detect cancer early
DEC 2, 2016

 

 

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Use your head to combat concussions in youth sports
NOV 23, 2016

Use your head to combat concussions in youth sports

With athletes of all ages taking to fields and courts, there are important steps to take in keeping young athletes safe during practice and games.

Data from U.S. Youth Soccer shows that the number of kids playing increased nearly 90 percent — with nearly 3 million children ages 7-17 playing each year — from 1990 to 2014. As soccer has risen in popularity, so has the rate on injuries — especially concussions — according to a Nationwide Children's Hospital study published recently in "Pediatrics."

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