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.
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.
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."
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.
“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.
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.
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.
Read Lisa's previous blog here.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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?
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”.
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.