Scores for healthcare at Greer Memorial Hospital (Greenville Health System) continue to boost its medical campus rating.
Greer Memorial earned a 1.35 score, the lowest in the Upstate, as part of Medicare’s Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HAC) Reduction Program. Hospitals were rated on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the best on three types of HACs – central-line associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and rate of serious complications for eight types of injuries ranging from bedsores and falls to blood clots and hip fractures.
Greer Memorial Hospital is ranked No. 9 nationally by Consumer Reports in its February edition for safety and respect. The hospital’s score of 68 is only 11 points behind top-ranked Oaklawn (Marshall, Mich.) Hospital.
“I’m happy for Greer, those are the people we serve,” John Mansure, President of Greer Medical Campus (Greenville Hospital System), said. “It’s amazing. It’s everybody working together. My leadership team, we see everything the same way.”
A 6-to-10 story Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute at Pelham is planned as the next phase to the medical complex across from the Pelham Medical Center.
Jimmy and Marshall Gibbs, benefactors of the Gibbs Cancer Center, and Dr. James Bearden III described the cancer center as one of a kind unrivaled in the U.S.
Advanced cancer fighting technology has arrived at the Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute at Pelham. The CyberKnife Radiosurgery was introduced at a ribbon cutting ceremony that had the visionaries of the Gibbs Cancer Center present.
The Pelham Medical Center gave Greer Family Fest visitors a sneak preview of the CyberKnife last May
A $10,000 grant to several Spartanburg District Five schools will allow the purchase of eight automated external defibrillators (AED) and wall cabinets for installation.
The district has been awarded the risk control grant for the devices to be placed in each of its elementary and intermediate schools. The district’s middle schools, Freshman Academy and high school are already equipped with the AEDs.
Shiohan Fraser, Miss Blue Ridge Foothills, is hosting the “Running With Our Hearts” 5K and Princess one-mile run on Saturday, Feb. 14. at Greer City Park.
The event is a fundraiser for Miss America’s national platform, Children’s Miracle Network.
Ella Anne Newton is the first 2015 baby born at Greer Memorial Hospital at 8:15 a.m., on New Year’s Day.
Ella, 6 pounds, 10 ounces and 18-inches long at birth, is the daughter of Larry and Emelia Anne Newton of Gowensville. Ella joins brother, Caleb, 12 months (born Dec. 27 last year) and sister, Jessica, 22.