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Teen Cancer Unit planned for St. Francis downtown
JUN 21, 2017

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, along with national nonprofit Teen Cancer America, announced plans Wednesday to open a new inpatient Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer unit.
 

Teens and young adults facing their own cancer battles will soon have a place to congregate among their peers in Greenville.

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, along with national nonprofit Teen Cancer America, announced plans Wednesday to open a new inpatient Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer unit at its facility in downtown Greenville. It will be the first dedicated cancer center for this age group (15-39) in the Carolinas and the nation’s eighth when completed.

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Greenville Hospital System hosting hiring event for nurses at Greer Memorial Hospital
JUN 20, 2017

Greenville Hospital System hosting hiring event for nurses at Greer Memorial Hospital

Nurses applying for Greenville Health System jobs at a July hiring event could get an offer the next day.

GHS will host a hiring event for nurses Tuesday, July 11 from 2-5 p.m. at Greer Memorial Hospital, 830 S. Buncombe Road. 

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GHS, Palmetto Health partnership for largest health company in South Carolina
JUN 15, 2017

As one company GHS and Palmetto Health are:
• The largest health system in South Carolina with 13 hospitals and hundreds of physician practices and ambulatory centers, serving 1.2 million patients annually, generating $3.9 billion in annual net revenue, the majority of which is reinvested to support our core mission.
• One of the 50 largest health care systems in the country.
South Carolina’s leading provider of charity and uncompensated care with hundreds of millions of dollars provided annually and nearly one-third of the state’s Medicaid services.
• The largest private employer in South Carolina with more than 28,000 team members and 2,800 physicians.
 

Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health have agreed to come together to create a new, not-for-profit, locally governed health company designed to shape and lead the future of health care for all South Carolinians.

Through this affiliation, the new company will improve the patient experience, clinical quality and access to care, and address rising health care costs.

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Shelldon the Turtle joins SRHS family as pediatric mascot
MAY 12, 2017

Shelldon the Turtle joins Spartanburg Regional Health System as the system’s pediatric masco

Shelldon the Turtle joins Spartanburg Regional Health System as the system’s pediatric mascot.

Shelldon, wearing a great smile and is green colored, was created to encourage pediatric patients to practice healthy habits and to make them feel better about visiting the doctor.

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Blood drive held today at Greer CPW in memory of fallen Spartanburg police officer
APR 27, 2017

A blood drive in memory of fallen Spartanburg police officer Jason Harris is scheduled at Greer CPW today at 12:30-5:30 p.m.

Harris served the city of Spartanburg for 12 years. He died following an on-duty motorcycle crash on April 13. He is survived by a wife and three children.

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Have fun, but play it safe at spring festivals and summer vacations
APR 20, 2017

Have fun, but play it safe at spring festivals and summer vacations

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What to know before taking vitamins or supplements
APR 18, 2017

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As Americans look to improve their health, many will turn to vitamins and supplements as part of their healthier routines. However, experts stress the importance of understanding the potential interactions supplements can have with medications and some brands of medical test results.

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GHS details $80 million community re-investment grants
APR 18, 2017

GHS details $80 million community re-investment grants

 

The Greenville Health Authority (GHA) Board of Trustees gave final approval Tuesday to guidelines for its “Healthy Greenville 2036” project, a plan to reinvest $80 million into health-targeted local grants over the next 20 years.

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Clemson research targets abdominal aortic aneurysms
APR 13, 2017

Naren Vyavahare has received $1.47 million from the National Institutes of Health to advance research into abdominal aortic aneurysms. 
 

By Paul Alongi

Clemson University

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Chase Bryant to headline Family Festival
APR 7, 2017

Chase Bryant, 24, is the youngest headliner at the Greer Family Festival.
 

Chase Bryant is the headline performer for the 33rd Annual Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Festival Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, throughout downtown Greer and City Park.

Bryant, 24, will perform a concert on May 6 at 7:30 p.m. He is the youngest entertainer to headline the festival.

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Nurturing selflessness in a Selfie culture: How to develop character in young children
APR 6, 2017

Nurturing selflessness in a Selfie culture: How to develop character in young children

In a typical day, it's possible for children to spend more time engaging with technology than interacting with their peers face-to-face. As a result, the "selfie culture" is on the minds of today's parents, who worry about how they can make sure their children grow into kind and selfless adults.

However, a national survey revealed that parents don't fully realize the power they have when it comes to developing good character in their children. The online survey, commissioned by national high-quality preschool provider Primrose Schools, profiled hundreds of U.S. parents whose children attend, will attend or have previously attended an early education program between the ages of 3-5.

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Take a walk and see what horses, riders see for first time in a competition
APR 4, 2017

Take a walk and see what horses, riders see for first time in a competition

Update: Due to the weather, the walk has been rescheduled for Thursday at the same time.

Here’s idea for a pleasant walk for all generations and kids.

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Nursing grads pinned at Greenville Tech ceremony
MAR 31, 2017

Greenville Technical College’s first Class of 2017 nursing graduates.
 
 

Greenville Technical College’s first Class of 2017 nursing graduates was recognized at a pinning ceremony at the Barton Campus.

These students completed an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing and are now eligible to take the SC National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) in order to become registered nurses. The GTC Nursing Program graduates five classes of nursing students each academic year.

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CMS notice applies to Medicare and Medicaid patients at Greenville Memorial Hospital
MAR 28, 2017

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Tuesday posted a public notice stating Medicare will not pay for any hospital services for patients admitted to Greenville Memorial Hospital starting April 16 unless the hospital makes needed changes.
 

Update
March 29, 11:14 p.m.

The CMS notice applies to both Medicare and Medicaid patients, according to a Greenville Memorial Hospital update on Wednesday.

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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.

Payout average

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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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