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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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CPW, fire department isolate water main break, prevent boil water advisory
AUG 24, 2017

Greer CPW crews were able to isolate a water main break to a 10-inch water line so no boil water advisory will be needed by Greer Memorial Hospital and the Children's Medical Center.

A water main was hit by a contractor at the intersection of South Buncombe and Brushy Creek Roads around 2 p.m.

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Solar Eclipse! There's nothing bigger ever seen HereInGreer and other weekend eventw
AUG 18, 2017

Solar Eclipse! There's nothing bigger ever seen HereInGreer and other weekend eventw

Really. Is there anything bigger coming this week than the Solar Eclipse?

Coming Sunday is a comprehensive Solar Eclipse listing of community and college events and where optimal viewing is anticipated. We will add some eclipse safety tips, science and trivia along the way to enjoy the historic day.

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Here In Greer, Greenville in path of solar eclipse and its totality. List of cities, towns are below
AUG 11, 2017

Here In Greer is among the cities and towns that will be in the dark the longest during the solar eclipse.
 
 

Figuring out the cities and towns that will be in the dark the longest during the solar eclipse on Aug. 21 is like figuring who made the final cut for the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

Greer made the cut for eclipse totality at 2:38 p.m. for 1 minute, 25 seconds. Spartanburg is not in the path of totality and Greenville is.

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GHS recognized for hiring, support of women and minority managers
AUG 1, 2017

GHS recognized for hiring, support of women and minority managers

Greenville Health System (GHS) made DiversityMBA Magazine’s 50 Out Front list, which recognizes companies’ hiring and support of women and minority managers. GHS has made the list six consecutive years.

GHS is No. 27 on the list.

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Greer Adult Baseball League's opening night is going to be a tearjerker
JUL 30, 2017

Caitlin was one day away walking onstage at her graduation ceremony when she was diagnosed with a rare cancer.
 
 

Opening night of the Greer Adult Baseball League is going to be a tearjerker.

Chad Hart, self-appointed commissioner of the Adult Baseball League, has organized the Greer Adult Baseball League that begins play Aug. 4 at Stevens Field.

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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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