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GREER HEALTH From April 2015


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Health care power of attorney drop-in at Greer Memorial
APR 15, 2015

Ralph May, chaplain at Greer Memorial Hospital, discusses the South Carolina Health Care Power of Attorney document, with hospital volunteer Grace Hawkins. A drop-in is 1-3 p.m. today in the hospital lobby.
 
 
 
 
 

A second “Decision Day” drop-in is scheduled Thursday, 1-3 p.m. in the lobby at Greer Memorial Hospital.

Greer Memorial chaplain Ralph May will be available to discuss the South Carolina Health Care Power of Attorney document and learn about advance care planning. Individuals can make directives for the medical care they want when others are making those decisions.

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'Decision Day' drop-ins help decision-making in medical crises
APR 13, 2015

Medical crises can make a person too ill to make its own healthcare decisions.

That means times when a person is healthy are the best to make plans for the future. Those are the times it will allow individuals to have the medical care wanted when others are making decisions those decisions.

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'These babies don't have to die'
APR 7, 2015

Justin Showghi, right, of Clemson, and Andrew Hargett, of Simpsonville show an incubator blanket they say can help save infant lives in a country where improper warming methods are prevalent and lead to tens of thousands of deaths each year.
 

By Paul Alongi

Clemson University

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SRHS partners with MUSC to bring milk donors to babies
APR 7, 2015

Milk from a donor mother is carefully transferred from milk storage containers to glass flasks.
 
 

When a baby is in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), its survival may hinge on having human breast milk.

Sometimes, a baby’s mother is not able to produce enough breast milk for their low birth weight baby. These low weight babies are born weighing less than 1,500 grams or just over 3 pounds.

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