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GREER HEALTH From October 2013


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Lienau, of Greer Memorial, is Infection Preventionist of the Year
OCT 31, 2013

Jan Lienau, an infection preventionist at Greenville Health System’s Greer Memorial Hospital, has been named Infection Preventionist of the Year by the Palmetto Chapter of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Bonne Johnson, left, is chief nursing officer for Greer Memorial Hospital.

Jan Lienau, right, an infection preventionist at Greenville Health System’s Greer Memorial Hospital, has been named Infection Preventionist of the Year by the Palmetto Chapter of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

This award is given annually to a member who makes noteworthy accomplishments in clinical practice, education, research or service during the prior calendar year.

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Study: Basketball had highest rate of dental traumatic injuries
OCT 31, 2013

Mouth guards have been proven to be effective in helping prevent concussions in football, in association with helmets. It's other collision sports – basketball and lacrosse – that are recording a higher frequency of dental-related injuries.
 

By Dr. Ben Drechsler

During football and basketball seasons dentists know they can expect safety-minded parents to be asking about mouth guards for their kids.

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Health coach: Inspiring quote encourages to 'Finish Strong'
OCT 30, 2013

Lisa Hawkins Lynn
Health Coach

I saw this wonderful, inspiring quote by Dan Green and had to share it.

"Regardless of what came before or of what has yet to come, what matters most right now is how I choose to respond to the challenge before me. Will I lie down or will I fight? The choice is mine and I choose to finish strong."

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Half triathlon is proposed for Lake Robinson
OCT 28, 2013

CPW Commissioners heard a request for a half triathlon suggesting Lake Robinson as the venue.

A ½-triathlon was proposed at Lake Robinson, necessitating special exception from the no swimming policy in place for the public. Greer CPW commissioners did not take action but took the request under advisement.

The proposed ½-triathlon (nearly 70 miles) will comprise of a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run. Jerry Davis, the event’s organizer suggested Oct. 11, 2014 become the date of the competition, one day before the annual Friends of Lake Robinson celebration.

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Health coach: Make your mindset 'success' today
OCT 24, 2013

Lisa Hawkins Lynn is a health coach and can be followed here.

“OK, what day is it? What day is it Mike? Mike Mikey, you know what day it is?” I know you were expecting “hump day, hump, hump, hump daaaayyyyy.” But besides hump day, it’s my two-year anniversary (Oct. 23) of starting the weight loss journey!

I remember it like it was yesterday.  I had looked at all my food all week and planned what I would start my day with, pancakes. lol.

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Spartanburg Medical Center accredited for maximum term
OCT 24, 2013

Spartanburg Medical Center’s (SMC) Pharmacy Residency program has received the maximum six-year accreditation from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).  The six year accreditation occurred in less than 36 percent of new programs surveyed before the ASHP spring commission on credentialing.

“This duration of accreditation speaks to the dedication of our department to the program, the high level of pharmacy education provided by our staff to our residents, and the department of pharmacy’s commitment to delivering optimal pharmaceutical care to our patients,” said Phil Humphrey, director of SMC’s Residency Program and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist.

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Greer volleyball players have 'Pink Out' Thursday
OCT 24, 2013

The Greer volleyball teams will have a

The Greer varsity and jayvee volleyball players will have a “Pink Out” Thursday to honor survivors of breast cancer. Greer players are promoting Breast Cancer Awareness month. It is also Senior Night. The Blue Ridge vs. Greer jayvee game is 5:30 p.m. and the varsity is 7 o’clock.

 

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Monday may be the best time for a pep talk to stay the course
OCT 21, 2013

Lisa Hawkins Lynn is a health coach and be followed here.

Read Lisa's previous blog here.

Happy Monday!

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'Fight Like A Chic!' mobile mammography site takes screenings Friday
OCT 17, 2013

'Fight Like A Chic!' mobile mammography site takes screenings Friday

Chick-fil-A is fighting breast cancer this month and inviting customers to do the same and “Fight Like a Chic”! 

Friday (Oct. 18, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) the Pearlie Harris Center for Breast Health Mobile Mammogram Coach will be using the Chick-fil-A in Simpsonville, 659 Fairview Road, as a mobile mammography site.  The coach mirrors the state-of-the-art diagnostic screenings found at the fully accredited Pearlie Harris Center for Breast Health.

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Dr. Josey presented Order of the Palmetto while at garden dedication
OCT 15, 2013

Dr. Julian Josey is flanked by family Tuesday after being presented the Order of the Palmetto.

Dr. Julian Josey came to the Gibbs Cancer Center – Pelham to be attend a dedication for the healing gardens in his honor. He left with the Order of the Palmetto.

Josey, a well-known cancer physician with the Gibbs Cancer Center, had no idea S.C. House Representative Rita Allison was there to present him the highest civilian honor awarded on behalf of Gov. Nikki Haley.

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Hannon to playact a healthcare issue on stage in 'Window Pains'
OCT 14, 2013

Inez Hannon, front, is paired with Jay Babcock (her playacting husband) and Jeanine Halva-Neubauer as Virginia Lamb.

Inez Hannon may be playacting on stage but the message she delivers in “Window Pains” is real.

There is no massaging the script, written by Greenville playwright Anne Pecaro. The script doesn't take literary license to stray from fact to fiction. Humor is the vehicle that portrays real-life health symptoms to a mostly unsuspecting audience that may come face-to-face with a health issue that is threatening their or a family member or friend's quality of life.

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Village Hospital pays it forward to community on 5th anniversary celebration
OCT 12, 2013

Gwen Blakley gets a free flu shot the Village at Pelham staff was administering Saturday.

Gwen Blakley came to the Community Village Hospital Day understanding the value offered by it medical community.

Blakley received a flu shot, and with her sister, Jacquely, attended screenings and informational sessions offered for free at the Village Hospital campus.  “If it’s available why not go through the screenings. You may never know what you may have.”

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Have a goal? Then write it down!
OCT 10, 2013

Lisa Hawkins Lynn is a health coach and be followed here.

Happy Thursday,

Just a quick note to check in on you to see how this week is going. One of the most important ways to keep yourself going with this plan is to set your goal. Surely you have an idea what size you want to be. How much weight you need to lose to get to that size or get off those medications?

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Compassionate Care Hospice focused on Greer location from outset
OCT 9, 2013

Tiffany Corbin accepts the symbolic first dollar of profit given to businesses at ribbon cuttings by Allen Smith, President/CEO of the Greer Chamber of Commerce. Left to right at Wednesday’s Compassionate Care Hospice are: Margo Thomas, Tiffany Stamps, (Regional Program Director) Dr. Ralph J. Brown, Chaplain Chris Lewis, Corbin and Smith.

Tiffany Stamps said making Greer the third location for Compassionate Care Hospice (CCH) was an easy choice.

“We knew Greer is a growing city and didn’t want to be in Greenville or Spartanburg,” Stamps said. “Greer is between both cities and we decided to come to the “Switzerland of the South”.

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Ashley and Megan: They needed a friend and found each other
OCT 9, 2013

Ashley Lee, left, and Megan Reid developed an ever-lasting bond when they were children in need of a friend.

Two little girls in need of a friend found each other and became best friends forever.

Their relationship began as sixth graders when other children had their own peer groups.

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