The Greenville Health System (GHS) has developed detailed plans to help manage Ebola patients both at GHS hospitals and throughout the Upstate as part of a statewide Ebola regional referral system.
More details about the regional system are expected to be released later this week.
Free flu shots are available Thursday at Greer Memorial Hospital from 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. in the lobby.
The hospital annually offers free flu shots at a series of locations. The drive began at Benson OctoberFAST at Greer First Baptist Oct. 4, offered them at Washington Baptist last week and is issuing shots at the hospital this week – Tuesday and Thursday.
The Greenville Hospital System, which includes Greer Memorial Hospital, offered the following response to a request for information on its Ebola protocols.
It didn’t take the World Health Organization calling the Ebola outbreak “the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times” for Dr. Christopher Lombardozzi of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) to think Ebola.
Century Park’s disc golf course was the venue for the 2014 South Carolina Special Olympics competition Saturday.
Disc golf, one of the newest sports offered to Special Olympians, is both low impact and easy to learn and play.
Three free flu clinics are scheduled the next two weeks by Greer Memorial Hospital. No registration is required.
“We are already seeing low levels of the flu earlier than usual in the Upstate,” said Sue Boeker, a Greenville Hospital System registered nurse and infection prevention specialist. “So, it’s important that people get vaccinated now to better protect themselves from the virus this season.”
The public is invited to participate in the next step of the Greer Community Master Plan, a design workshop to be held on Oct. 21 at the Cannon Centre.
Two sessions are being planned: noon – 2 p.m. and 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Presentations are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.