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SRHS requests visitors voluntarily stay away
JAN 13, 2018

SRHS requests visitors voluntarily stay away

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System is requesting that, for the health of our patients and community, visitors voluntarily stay away from the hospital.

The healthcare system requests this as a precaution against the spread of influenza, and for everyone’s health and safety.

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InvestSouth acquired Interim HealthCare
JAN 9, 2018

InvestSouth acquired Interim HealthCare

InvestSouth, LLC acquired Interim HealthCare, Inc., in a transaction of the Greenville companies effective Jan. 1.

Interim HealthCare and Hospice is a provider for individualized home care. The business provides a variety of services in home health, hospice and personal care across six upstate South Carolina counties.

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Navigating The Journey is new educational series for Cancer Society of Greenville County
JAN 3, 2018

Navigating The Journey is new educational series for Cancer Society of Greenville County

The Cancer Society of Greenville County is hosting a new educational series – Navigating The Journey.

This is a 6-week ongoing series of classes for cancer patients and their caregivers. The classes cover a variety of topics that will be of interest to newly diagnosed patients, as well as those who have been in treatment. Some of the classes will appeal to patients who are finished with their treatments, but still experiencing side effects.

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Elijah Wilson is Greer's first New Year's baby
JAN 2, 2018

Amy and Jonathan Wilson with Elijah, born New Year's Day.
 

• More New Year's babies

Elijah David Wilson was born Jan. 1 at 6:41 p.m. at Greer Memorial Hospital, making him Greer's first baby born in 2018.

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Greenville, Spartanburg welcome first babies of 2018
JAN 1, 2018

Colt Reid Hudson was born at 2:23 a.m. to become Greenville County’s first baby for 2018.
 

Colt Reid Hudson was born at 2:23 a.m. to become Greenville County’s first baby for 2018.

Colt weighed in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces at Greenville Health System’s Patewood Memorial Hospital. He was delivered by C-section by his uncle, obstetrician Dr. Mark Moore who was on call.

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ACA open enrollment extended
DEC 18, 2017

ACA open enrollment extended

The healthcare.gov call center was overwhelmed on Friday, causing many people to qualify for an in-line extension.

For many, the last day was extended past Dec. 15 to call the marketplace to enroll. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) also announced that any FEMA declared disaster areas and people affected by hurricane Irma had an extension until Dec. 31.

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Boost your brain and maximize your memory these easy tips
DEC 11, 2017

Boost your brain and maximize your memory these easy tips

Feeling forgetful? Don’t fret. While we all have moments where it is hard to remember things, there are steps you can take to protect your mind and strengthen your memory. Working out your brain is similar to working out your body – the more you train, the stronger the muscle will become. The health experts at Envolve, an integrated healthcare solutions company, are share a few tips to help you stay sharp and increase your memory power.

1. To stimulate your mind, switch up patterns in your routines, familiarize yourself with challenging topics or fuel your curiosity through exploring new activities. Just like the muscles in your body, your memory muscle - the brain – can become weak if you don’t take the necessary steps to keep it strong. Consider starting lessons to learn a new language or a musical instrument. Not only will you gain new skills, you’ll strengthen your brainpower in the process.

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Drivers should replace trunk junk for roadside emergency needs
DEC 8, 2017

Drivers should replace trunk junk for roadside emergency needs

 

 

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First white coat ceremony for NGU PA students
DEC 8, 2017

Kathryn E. Allen, 2016 NGU graduate from Sumter, is being cloaked during the NGU PA Medicine White Coat Ceremony on Friday.
   

The North Greenville University Physician Assistant (PA) medicine students began an academic tradition Friday at the Graduate School of Health Science at the Tim Brashier Campus at Greer.

The school held its first white coat ceremony for the Master of Medical Science in PA Studies students at Suber Road Baptist Church in Greer.

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Whittenberg's observation led to historic diaper drive, organization
DEC 4, 2017

Ernestine Whittenberg, left, founded the Diaper Bank of the Carolinas.
 
 

A baby with a dirty diaper, apparently hours old, crawled across the floor.

Ernestine Whittenberg noticed. She was visiting the home as a parent educator for the Greenville County Schools.

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Keeping family safe on Thanksgiving
NOV 22, 2017

When frying a turkey, use a fryer with thermostat controls so the oil doesn’t over heat.
 
 

By JESSICA PICKENS
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends and food. But it’s also a day to be especially cautious when it comes to cooking fires.

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Turkey Day Run is a healthy Thanksgiving appetizer
NOV 21, 2017

Eric Cummings and his family routinely join runners at the Turkey Day Run.
 
 

The 26th Turkey Day Run Thursday is at Eastside High School.

The run begins at 9 a.m. and registration at 7:30 a.m., near John Carlisle Stadium on the grounds of Eastside High School at 1300 Brushy Creek Road in Taylors. 

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First flu death in state reported
NOV 15, 2017

An Upstate resident is the first flu fatality this season in South Carolina, according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control Tuesday.

DHEC declined to report which county the individual was from.

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265 veterans employed at SRHS are honored
NOV 10, 2017

265 veterans employed at SRHS are honored

The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System honored 265 veterans Friday with a luncheon.

“On Veterans Day, we remember those that have and do serve our country, and we extend our gratitude for their valor, sacrifice, courage and soul,” said Spartanburg Regional CEO Bruce Holstien. “On this day we celebrate those who have dedicated their lives to our freedom.”

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Look for the teal pumpkins
OCT 26, 2017

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Greer Drug Take Back Day is Saturday
OCT 24, 2017

Greer Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

Greer Commission of Public Works and the Greer Police Department will partner to get potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs off the streets.

The National Drugs Take Back day is Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Greer CPW at 301 McCall Street. Bring medicine, no questions asked.

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City of Spartanburg confirms first human case of West Nile Virus
OCT 16, 2017

City of Spartanburg confirms first human case of West Nile Virus

The City of Spartanburg has been made aware of one confirmed human case of West Nile virus within the city limits.

The city reported it cannot be determined with certainty that the individual contracted the mosquito-borne infection in the City of Spartanburg, but is following recommendations from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to prevent future cases of this illness.

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Riverside students get a hands-on view of emergency medical units
OCT 14, 2017

The Med Trans and Air Med Regional helicopter drew a lot of attention from Riverside High School students.
 

Students of the Health Sciences programs at Riverside High School got an up close look at emergency medical response units.

The Med Trans and Air Med Regional helicopter and Vital Care units from the Greenville Health System, and the City of Greer Fire Department provided a fire truck to tour and firefighters helped students don turn-out gear.

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Free flu shots available by GHS
OCT 7, 2017

Free flu shots are available courtesy of the Greenville Health System.
 
 

Free flu shots are available for adults only and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the locations below, provided by the Greenville Health System. Wear clothing so the upper arm is easily accessible to the person administering the shot.

Dates, time and sites are:

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Festival of Opportunities gives pre-nursing, nursing majors glimpse of healthcare
SEP 19, 2017

Festival of Opportunities gives pre-nursing, nursing majors glimpse of healthcare

By DARIUS WILKINS

For GreerToday.com 

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