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Prisma Health joins effort to protect patients, staff, visitors from flu
JAN 15, 2020

Prisma Health joins effort to protect patients, staff, visitors from flu

Prisma Health is increasing its flu precautions to help protect its patients, guests and team members and reduce the risk of flu transmission. Effective immediately, it is expanding its voluntary visitor restrictions to all inpatient areas in Prisma Health’s Upstate and Midlands affiliates.

• Visitors under age 18 should not visit.

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Pelham Medical Center gets high marks on knee, hip replacement
JAN 14, 2020

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has selected Pelham Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement.
 

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has selected Pelham Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed  by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies with input from the medical community.

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SRHS requests visitors voluntarily stay away from hospital
JAN 13, 2020

SRHS requests visitors voluntarily stay away from hospital

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

The healthcare system requests that as a precaution against the spread of influenza.

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First baby of 2020 makes early arrival
JAN 1, 2020

Aria Lynch was the first New Year’s Baby born New Year's Day at Prisma Health Greer Memorial Hospital.
 

Aria Lynch was the first New Year’s Baby born today at Prisma Health Greer Memorial Hospital.

The six-pound, 6-ounce baby arrived at 4:47 a.m., Wednesday.

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Watch out! Winter weather can make it slippery out there
DEC 12, 2019

Watch out! Winter weather can make it slippery out there
 

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Service dogs help to rebuild and support veterans
DEC 11, 2019

 

Family Features

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Don't let holiday decorating sideline you
DEC 2, 2019

Don't let holiday decorating sideline you

 

BY DUDLEY BROWN 

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Are teething necklaces safe for babies?
NOV 22, 2019

Are teething necklaces safe for babies?

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Ways to make the world a better place for seniors
NOV 4, 2019

Ways to make the world a better place for seniors

Family Features

 By 2050, the senior population (adults age 65 and older) will be more than double that of the world’s youngest citizens, and the number of people living beyond age 80 is expected to triple over the next 30 years.

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Pelham Medical Center 'Best place to work '4th year in row
OCT 19, 2019

Pelham Medical Center is one of Modern Healthcare’s “Best Places to Work” for the fourth year in a row.
 

A phrase Pelham Medical Center associates use when they describe their workplace – “a family atmosphere” – is appropriate since the hospital is one of Modern Healthcare’s “Best Places to Work” for the fourth year in a row.

Pelham Medical Center was one of 150 healthcare organizations honored, and one of two recognized from South Carolina.

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Get your FREE flu shot!
OCT 4, 2019

Greer Memorial Hospital will be providing FREE flu vaccinations to the community the following days/times/sites: 

 

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Keep your pets trim and healthy: Here are some tips for an on-the-go lifestyle
SEP 30, 2019

Keep your pets trim and healthy: Here are some tips for an on-the-go lifestyle

Family Features

People who lead busy lives often seek convenient and healthy choices when it comes to taking care of their own well-being. For pet parents, a little creativity can make it easy to deliver the same level of care for your beloved pets, even when the pace of life accelerates.

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Medical errors: Seven questions that could save your life
SEP 30, 2019

Medical errors: Seven questions that could save your life

Family Features 

 While you may routinely hear about medical errors, it’s less common to hear about a misdiagnosis. 

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Improve academic outcomes through access to health care coverage
SEP 25, 2019

Improve academic outcomes through access to health care coverage

Family Features

With each school year, parents dust off their annual checklists that help them organize their needs as their kids head back to the classroom. This school season, make sure one priority at the top of your to-do list is ensuring your children have health insurance.

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Volunteer Linda Garrett makes 'fidget quilts' for hospice patients
SEP 4, 2019

Volunteer Linda Garrett  makes 'fidget quilts' for hospice patients

By BAKER MAULTSBY

Linda Garrett has been doing her part to make things better for Spartanburg Regional Hospice patients and their families the past 20 years. Inspired by the care her mother received as a hospice patient, Garrett began volunteering in 1999.

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Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute taking on state-of-the-art appearance
AUG 25, 2019

Marilu Henner and her husband, Michael Brown, examine a part that helps define a cancer to be treated.
 

By JENNA LAWSON

Dr. James Bearden, noted oncologist with Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and the Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute, waited patiently Saturday afternoon to join the first tour of the expanded $65 million state-of-the-art facility with a 198,000 square-foot complex at Pelham Medical Center.

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Spartanburg Regional Hospice receives $412,500 Duke Endowment grant
AUG 16, 2019

Spartanburg Regional Hospice receives $412,500 Duke Endowment grant

People are often not prepared for an emergency — especially when it involves medical and end-of-life planning. 

“Even with young, healthy people, they need to begin discussing their end-of-life care and designate someone who can make decisions on their behalf,” said Dr. Garrett Snipes, hospice and palliative care physician for Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. 

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Eddie Donald's windows of hope and light
AUG 10, 2019

Eddie Donald, of Foothills Art Glass, designed the stained-glass windows that adorn the front of Pelham Medical Center’s new chapel.
 

By ALAN JENKINS

People come to a hospital chapel to pray. To grieve. To hope.

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Staying positive helps with school anxiety
AUG 10, 2019

Before the school year starts, prepare them with frequent conversations regarding expectations. Parents should discuss this in a calm manner, without negativity.
 

 

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FDA calls for removal of textured breast implants from market
JUL 26, 2019

Textured breast implant manufacturer Allergan issued a worldwide recall after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested their removal on Wednesday.
 

More than 4,000 women get breast implants each year. One out of 10 of these women have received textured breast implants.

Textured breast implant manufacturer Allergan issued a worldwide recall of its products after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested their removal on Wednesday. Magnolia Plastic Surgery wants to make sure the public is aware and advises patients to make an appointment to discuss the risks. 

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