Physicians Carolyn D. Fields, Robert G. Johnson Jr., and Arvin Raheja have joined the staff at Bon Secours St. Francis Health System.
Dr. Fields, a family physician, will practice at 1028 N. Church Street, Greenville. She graduated Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and did her residency at the Greenville Hospital System.
The Commission on Cancer (Coc) of the American College of Surgeons has granted its Outstanding Achievement Award to Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System's Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute for its dedication to providing excellent quality care to cancer patients.
Gibbs Cancer Center is one of 79 U.S. health care facilities with accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for surveys performed last year. Gibbs Cancer Center has received this distinction three times.
Holy water and prayers began the formal Blessing of Bon Secours Express Care in downtown Greenville on Monday. The addition is an expansion of Bon Secours Medical Group and positioned in downtown Greenville to provide minor, immediate care and urgent care services in the heart of the city.
Doors opened today, but unlike other businesses, before they opened and patients walked through for care, Father Jon Chalmers of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System officially “Blessed” the building and staff.
Motivated to make a difference for their father and uncle who are losing vision to a genetic eye disease, three brothers from Greer, are embarking on the trip of a lifetime: a 50-day, bike ride across the United States.
The Garrigan brothers – Paul, Jr., 24, David, 21, and Thomas, 19 – were inspired by their father, Paul Sr.’s, cross-country cycling trip 25 years ago with a childhood friend. “Growing up we heard stories of him riding 100 miles a day, sleeping in frat houses, and eating peanut butter sandwiches by the loaf,” Paul, Jr. said. “Visions of biking grandeur began to populate our minds.”
A student at Woodland Elementary has been diagnosed with meningitis, a disease that attacks the tissue surrounding the brain and spinal column and can potentially fatal. The school, disinfected Monday, continues to be cleaned today.
A parent reported that doctors recommended parents keep their children home from church Sunday.
Greenville Memorial Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award recognizing GHS’ commitment and success in implementing an exceptional standard of care for heart attack patients.
Each year in the United States, nearly 300,000 people have a STEMI, or ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, the most severe form of heart attack. A STEMI occurs when a blood clot completely blocks an artery to the heart. To prevent death, it’s critical to immediately restore blood flow, either by surgically opening the blocked vessel or by giving clot-busting medication.
The journey to provide state-of-the-art health care to cancer patients hit a lot closer to home for greater Greer residents Wednesday.
The Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute opened a nearly $9 million, 10,000-square-foot health care facility at Village Hospital. Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and Gibbs Cancer Center founders are touting it as the “next generation” of cancer research and healthcare.
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System of downtown Greenville and Eastside won Environmental Leadership awards from Practice GreenHealth. The award is for success in improving environmental performance and dedication to a higher standard of sustainability.
Bon Secours Health System won the System for Change Award bestowed upon health systems.
Visitors to the Greer Family Fest will have a unique opportunity to meet medical specialists, get screenings and premium education about programs that will help maintain a nutritional and fit quality of life.
Village Hospital is the presenting sponsor of the annual Greer Family Festival, this year scheduled May 3-4 in downtown Greer. There will be four stations, each available for four hours to provide time to enjoy the entertainment at the Festival plus take in as many of the medical opportunities available.
Kay Butler, 91, was remembered by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System this week, National Volunteer Week, to honor her lifetime of volunteering. Butler died Monday.
Butler volunteered 45 years, 19,500 hours with Bon Secours providing help in various roles throughout the hospital system. She was also “1984 Volunteer of the Year” and received numerous commendations. She crossed over many departments including front desk, chart room for outpatient surgery and education.
Hundreds of runners toured downtown Greer Saturday as they participated in the Earth Day Run.
The first prospective buyer for the Allen Bennett Hospital campus has come and gone. Now, there’s a second candidate undergoing due diligence, according to City Administrator Ed Driggers.
“We have a letter of intent,” Driggers said. “They basically are seeing if ‘this property works for (them).’
Sports Spine & Industrial Physical Therapy (SSI) is hosting its free “Spring In Your Step Health and Fitness Fair” on Saturday at Greer City Park from 9 a.m. - noon.
The Fitness Fair will be held in conjunction with the Greer Earth Day Run that is expected to draw about 5,000 runners to City Park.
The Heart Walk drew thousands to Greer City Park Saturday to remember those that lost battles to heart disease and educate many more with it.
The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen, featuring two chefs from California demonstrating and serving food prepared, is scheduled Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Greer at 100 School Street.
Sponsoring a community event has its privileges and in Village Hospital’s thinking, it also has a responsibility.
The title sponsor to the 29th Annual Family Fest on May 3-4 will be celebrating the opening of the Gibbs Cancer Center while offering blood pressure checks, diabetes screening and other educational health opportunities with doctors and staff. The Gibbs Center in Greer is scheduled to open the last week in April.
Whether it's a tablet with an educational purpose or a big screen displaying the latest video game, the use of electronic technology is skyrocketing among kids. In fact, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, children ages eight to 18 spend more than seven and a half hours with electronics every day.
Unfortunately, all of that screen time can cause eye fatigue, and ultimately have an impact on your child's overall vision and eye health.
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Accompanied by a drum roll, a people-powered 40-by-10-foot logo “flip” and a promise to pay it forward, Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center officially became known as Greenville Health System at 11 a.m. today.
“The decision to change our name and logo was not a quick or easy one,” said GHS board chairman Billy Webster. “In fact, the entire process took two years. Regardless, we knew the moment we decided to become Greenville Health System that it was the right thing to do. The name Greenville Health System reflects our ongoing commitment to health and wellness. Over the years, we have become more than just a hospital – we are an academic medical center, a highly integrated delivery system and a critical health resource for our community . . . in illness and in health.”
Beverly Haines, who had been serving as interim president of Greenville Hospital System's Patewood Medical Campus, was officially named president of the Patewood campus.
"Beverly is a seasoned professional with a proven track record of success in healthcare administration," said Greg Rusnak, GHS Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.