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Walk with elected local official is Saturday
MAY 15, 2018

Walk with your Local Elected Official is  Saturday May 19 at City Hall.

Registration begins at 9:45 a.m and the walk will begin at 10. 

The walk, 1.5-miles through town, will be co-hosted by doctors from Internal Medicine Greer.  Water and fruit will be available before and after the walk.

 

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Virus strikes Chandler Creek Elementary School; 200 children sent home
MAY 10, 2018

Chandler Creek Elementary School was hit by a stomach virus Wednesday that resulted in 200 students being sent home. 

 The majority of the students were in kindergarten, first grade and second grade, according to Beth Brotherrton with Greenville County Schools. Principal Jane Mills called parents Wednesday morning to inform them of the illness.

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Faith-based healthcare moving headquarters to downtown
APR 30, 2018

Tribe513 is expanding its faith-based healthcare business and relocating its corporate headquarters to downtown Greer. The business will be at 139 E Poinsett St., at a portion of the former Mutual Home Store.

The site will become home to 70-80 existing team members with additional growth planned over the next five years, according to the Greer Development Corporation (GDC) announcement. Tribe513 announced that it plans to open a Parkside Pediatrics location on the site later this fall, according to the GDC.

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Charlie Boone, longtime Spartanburg Medical Center president, dies
APR 22, 2018

Charles C. Boone, the former Spartanburg Regional Medical Center president, died Saturday.
 

He was always “Mr. Boone” to those who worked for him. Never Charlie.

The mere mention of his name draws hushed tones from anyone who worked for him, and with him. And while “Mr. Boone” has many major accomplishments to his name, most hospital employees remember him for the respect he showed and the day-to-day strength he exhibited.

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Walter Brashier Drive named to honor NGU medical grad school
MAR 9, 2018

CEO of Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital Craig McCoy announced the partnership with North Greenville University last year.
 

Greer City Council approved naming a street in honor of North Greenville University opening a Greer campus for a graduate school – College of Adult Professional Studies.

Walter Brashier Drive was unanimously approved by City Council for signage to replace Ryan’s Corporate Way.

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Greer Memorial recognized as baby-friendly birth facility
FEB 9, 2018

Greer Memorial Hospital celebrated its recognition becoming a Baby-Friendly birth facility with a blue and pink ribbon cutting.
 

The tender loving care given to mothers and babies by the birthing staff at Greer Memorial Hospital has earned it the prestigious designation of a Baby-Friendly USA hospital.

“We love our babies and love our mommas,” said Deidre Nall, registered nurse at Greer Memorial since before the initiative.

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NGU partners with USC Upstate to offer nursing shortage solution
FEB 6, 2018

From left: Rachel Dobbins (NGU Biology Student), Susan Allen (Program Coordinator for advanced programs), Dr. Tom Allen (Dean of NGU College of Science and Mathematics), Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr. (NGU President), Dr. Brendan B. Kelly (USC Upstate Chancellor), Dr. Sonya Blevins (Associate Dean of Mary Black School of Nursing at the USC Upstate Greenville Campus), Adriana Vasquez (NGU Biology Student).

North Greenville University’s (NGU) College of Science and Mathematics (COSAM) has trained high-quality biology students for decades. Medical school acceptance rates of the college’s biology graduates have been approximately 90 percent consistently over the past 10 years.

To build on that success, NGU announced Tuesday, a new affiliation with the Mary Black School of Nursing at University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg. The partnership will help address supply and demand projections of the nursing workforce.

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$33 million Pelham Medical Center expansion doubling ER capacity, services
JAN 30, 2018

Tony Kouskolekas, President of Pelham Medical Center, detailed the $24 million, three-story expansion for emergency and surgical services.
 
 

 

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Spartanburg Regional opens new Sports Medicine location
JAN 25, 2018

Dr. Stephen Kana

BY JESSICA PICKENS

 From football to baseball to ski racing, Stephen Kana, MD, has been active all his life. And this activity came with its fair share of injuries in his early years.

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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.
 

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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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