Marsha and Jimmy Gibbs presented a $250,000 gift towards the Gibbs Health Institute (GHI), a national initiative that Dr. Timothy Yeatman said will revolutionize the way clinical cancer trials are done and how personalized medicine is delivered in the community setting.
“We are humbled and inspired by the extraordinary generosity of Jimmy and Marsha Gibbs,” said Bruce Holstien, Chief Executive Officer for Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. “They continuously work to ensure that our patients have access to the latest treatments in cancer care.”
North Greenville University and the Greenville Health System announced a partnership to launch the Upstate’s first physician assistant (PA) program. The state’s only other PA program is at the College of Charleston.
The proposed Master of Medical Science program is expected to launch in January 2017, with the first 32 students scheduled to graduate in 2019. The program is expected to have as many as 144 students per year by 2021.
Hospitals in Greenville, Anderson, Pickens and Laurens counties announced that they have lifted the temporary request that children refrain from visiting hospitalized patients.
The hospitals issued the request in January as a precaution against the spread of flu and respiratory viruses, which were at high levels in parts of the Upstate throughout the winter.
The Upstate Heart Walk, with Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System the title sponsor, had a near-perfect day of weather and a high volume of teams and individuals participating at Greer City Park.
Protecting dogs from fleas and ticks is an important part of responsible pet care and this season shines a light on the prevention of Lyme disease in dogs. Distressing and harmful for your pet, parasites can cause diseases that affect you and your family.