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Enhanced cancer care, facilities celebrated at Greer Memorial

Aesthetics and urology new services being offered

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Monday, June 24, 2013

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Bill Roughton, left, President of the Executive Board for the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, and John Mansure, President of GHS Greer Memorial, enjoy a laugh at the ribbon cutting at the GHS Greer Medical Campus today. 

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Bill Roughton, left, President of the Executive Board for the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, and John Mansure, President of GHS Greer Memorial, enjoy a laugh at the ribbon cutting at the GHS Greer Medical Campus today. 



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The formal ribbon cutting ceremony at the Cancer Institute on the Greer Memorial campus.

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The formal ribbon cutting ceremony at the Cancer Institute on the Greer Memorial campus.

A new 32,000-square foot medical office building has made patient care more convenient and efficient at the Greenville Health System’s Greer Medical Campus. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held this morning as doctors and patients began using the building.

The building, MOB 340 (Medical Office Building at 340 Medical Parkway) houses the Greenville Health System’s Cancer Institute, General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Greenville ENT (ear, nose, throat), Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics and Regional Urology. Aesthetics and urology are new services being offered on the Greer campus.

“Our new medical office building will make care for our patients more convenient, while improving efficiency and providing space for future growth on the campus,” said John Mansure, president of Greer Memorial Hospital.

The building’s design, said Mansure, is innovative. It features:

• GHS Cancer Institute occupies the building’s first floor, which connects to the institute’s radiation department that was already on campus.

• Surgical practices share 10,000 square feet on the second floor, including a waiting room, scheduling, business office and other support services.

• In-house pharmacy to provide mixing of chemicals on site.

• 6,000 square feet is shelled for future use.

“It will provide the same kind of services as downtown Greenville,” Mansure said. The difference, Mansure said, was, “People in Greer like to get their services in Greer.”

Dr. George Blestel, colorectal surgery specialist, will be dividing his group’s practice between Spartanburg and Greer Memorial. “I will probably be here more often and in Greer more often. One of us will be in Greer every day,” Blestel said.

Blestel said patients finding all services at one location, i.e., doctors, treatment, care and services benefit their well being.

Blestel’s staff and associates routinely hold roundtable discussions on individual patient treatment and care. In the past it was held at the largest healthcare facility since it housed the specialists and technology.

 “The age of the digital medicine world doesn’t mean we all have to be in the same physical location,” Blestel said. “We can all collaborate with institutions by being in different places. That is a big step in advance.”

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