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Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health to unite
SEP 21, 2018

Greenville Health System (GHS) and Palmetto Health will come together under a single brand, sharing a new name and logo, in early 2019.

The GHS, Palmetto Health and Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group brands, including their names and logos, will be retired. GHS and Palmetto Health will share a new purpose statement as well, which will replace current mission, vision and values statements. In addition, the interim name of the parent company, SC Health Company, will be replaced with the new name.

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Doctor comes home to Family Medicine - Duncan
SEP 18, 2018

Doctor comes home to Family Medicine - Duncan

 

By Jessica Pickens

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Nobody wants to talk about it, but 1 in 20 people get colon cancer
AUG 31, 2018

Nobody wants to talk about it, but 1 in 20 people get colon cancer

Courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Everybody has heard about it and nobody wants to talk about it, but 1 in 20 people get colon cancer.

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Hirshorn granted Hospice Medical Director credential
AUG 15, 2018

Dr. Karla A Hirshorn
Hospice Associate Medical Director at Interim Healthcare of the Upstate
 

Dr. Karla A Hirshorn, Hospice Associate Medical Director at Interim Healthcare of the Upstate, was granted the Hospice Medical Director Certified credential by the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board. Hirshorn was recognized for her commitment to improving the quality of life by displaying professional competency in the hospice industry.

Hospice practice includes patient care, medication management, performance improvement and engagement in interdisciplinary group (IDG) activities. Professional certification affirms a knowledge and experience base for hospice physicians to display commitment to their career, dedication to patient and family care, and the sustainability of the hospice organization and industry. HMDC designation is granted for six years and is renewed through continued validation of knowledge and re-assessment.

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Pediatrician answers questions about required vaccines
AUG 1, 2018

Pediatrician answers questions about required vaccines

Parents have lots of questions about vaccinations, especially as they head back to school. Pediatrician Dr. Jack Cleland has the answers.

 

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Upstate's School of Nursing above national average of first-time pass rate
JUL 28, 2018

Of the 181 USC Upstate nursing students who have taken the NCLEX since January, 167 students passed the exam. 
 

Graduates from the University of South Carolina Upstate’s Mary Black School of Nursing have a year-to-date 92.27 percent first-time pass rate on the NCLEX, the national professional licensure exam for nurses. The national pass rate for the exam is 89.54 percent.

Of the 181 USC Upstate nursing students who have taken the NCLEX since January, 167 students passed the exam. The test measures if a nursing graduate is capable of performing duties required of an entry-level nurse.

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The rise and fall of three meals a day
JUL 5, 2018

The rise and fall of three meals a day

By Carole Mabry, MS, RD, LD On

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Please don't meet us by accident this summer
JUN 19, 2018

BY T.J. MACK, BSN, RN, CEN

“Courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System” 

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Interim Healthcare of the Upstate earns national recognition
JUN 14, 2018

Interim Healthcare of the Upstate earns national recognition

Interim HealthCare of the Upstate, a locally owned and operated home health and hospice services provider, was honored as leading its national network of home health providers for continued excellence in hospice care, Medicare service lines and overall company growth.

The awards were:

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Interim HealthCare of the Upstate founder receives Lifetime Achievement Award
JUN 6, 2018

Ray Schroeder, left, with Allan Sorensen

Ray Schroeder, Interim HealthCare of the Upstate founder, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the national company, the leading network of health health providers.

 Schroeder was honored for the success Interim HealthCare of the Upstate has seen over the past 39 years. While presenting the award, Interim HealthCare national founder, Allan Sorensen, spoke about the successes Interim HealthCare of the Upstate has seen under Schroeder’s leadership. 

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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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