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GREER HEALTH From March 2013


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Village Hospital will have educational presence at Family Fest
MAR 28, 2013

Tony Connor, Communication Education Coordinator for Village Hospital, said blood pressure checks, diabetes screenings and doctors and associates will host health sessions in 4-hour intervals.

Sponsoring a community event has its privileges and in Village Hospital’s thinking, it also has a responsibility.

The title sponsor to the 29th Annual Family Fest on May 3-4 will be celebrating the opening of the Gibbs Cancer Center while offering blood pressure checks, diabetes screening and other educational health opportunities with doctors and staff. The Gibbs Center in Greer is scheduled to open the last week in April.

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Protect young eyes in the technology age
MAR 27, 2013

Protect young eyes in the technology age

Whether it's a tablet with an educational purpose or a big screen displaying the latest video game, the use of electronic technology is skyrocketing among kids. In fact, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, children ages eight to 18 spend more than seven and a half hours with electronics every day. 

Unfortunately, all of that screen time can cause eye fatigue, and ultimately have an impact on your child's overall vision and eye health.

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Clark adds another dimension to restaurants' staff training
MAR 26, 2013

Also read: Capt. Josh Holzheimer among firemen honored for "saves".

A routine evening at BIN112 was interrupted last November when a customer, celebrating his wife’s birthday, leaned against a wall and said he believed he was experiencing a heart attack.

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Greenville Health System is hospital's new brand
MAR 18, 2013

The Greenville Health System signage on the Greer Memorial Campus was unveiled today.

Accompanied by a drum roll, a people-powered 40-by-10-foot logo “flip” and a promise to pay it forward, Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center officially became known as Greenville Health System at 11 a.m. today.

“The decision to change our name and logo was not a quick or easy one,” said GHS board chairman Billy Webster. “In fact, the entire process took two years. Regardless, we knew the moment we decided to become Greenville Health System that it was the right thing to do. The name Greenville Health System reflects our ongoing commitment to health and wellness. Over the years, we have become more than just a hospital – we are an academic medical center, a highly integrated delivery system and a critical health resource for our community . . . in illness and in health.”

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Haines designated president of GHS Patewood campus
MAR 14, 2013

Beverly Haines, who had been serving as interim president of Greenville Hospital System's Patewood Medical Campus, was officially named president of the Patewood campus.

Beverly Haines, who had been serving as interim president of Greenville Hospital System's Patewood Medical Campus, was officially named president of the Patewood campus.

"Beverly is a seasoned professional with a proven track record of success in healthcare administration," said Greg Rusnak, GHS Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

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Jeanna Clark: 'We can think about tomorrow'
MAR 9, 2013

Lilly Clark, middle, is the center of attention today at the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Greenville. J.D. and Kate, her brother and sister, enjoyed the afternoon in the playroom.

Jeanna Clark was beaming at the Ronald McDonald House of the Carolinas (RMHC) at Greenville this morning.

Her daughter, Lilly, 4, was laughing, playing, climbing on the back of her sister, Kate, and was the life of the party.  Lilly seemed oblivious to the path that first brought her to the RMHC

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4 year old inspires 'Windows of Opportunity' at Ronald McDonald House
MAR 7, 2013

Lilly Clark, 4, who underwent brain surgery to remove a cancerous tumor, is the inspiration behind

Mark Nichols, owner of Taylors Windows and Screen, has come up with “Windows of Opportunity” to fulfill a need at the Ronald McDonald House in Greenville.

“We were actually brainstorming for ideas here locally to give back to our community when we received a call from the Ronald McDonald House. They wanted to purchase some windows to update their facility and we just had a close family friend that recently stayed at the Ronald McDonald House for almost two weeks while their child had brain surgery to remove a cancerous tumor and recover in NYC.   So, we decided to come up with some ‘Windows of Opportunity,’” Nichols said.

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New treatment for patients with coronary artery disease
MAR 5, 2013

New treatment for patients with coronary artery disease

StatePoint -- Whether you are at-risk for developing a heart condition or you’re one of the 13 million Americans who suffer from coronary artery disease, arming yourself with the facts you need to stay healthy can help.

Any time is a great time to learn about coronary artery disease, its symptoms and about the latest developments in treatment.

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Dental health matters for pets, too
MAR 2, 2013

Dental health matters for pets, too

StatePoint -- There’s a good reason why one of the first things chidden are taught is the proper tooth brushing technique. Dental health is crucial for overall health. And you may not think about it as often, but pets also require regular dental care.

Experts say good dental health is vital for your pet and that the stakes are a lot higher than maintaining pretty teeth and avoiding dreaded doggy breath.

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DeWolf, from Greer, appointed to Mental Health Center board of directors
MAR 1, 2013

Marci DeWolf of Greer has been appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley and the legislative delegation to the Greenville County Mental Health Center board of directors.

Marci DeWolf of Greer has been appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley and the legislative delegation to the Greenville County Mental Health Center board of directors.

DeWolf previously served on the Florida State Board of Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Social Work, and Family Therapy.

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