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How to deal with back to school anxiety
AUG 5, 2022

Dr. Casey Berson, Child Psychiatrist, Prisma Healthcare
 

As kids head back to school, whether in person or at home, many families are feeling stressed because of the uncertainties caused by the pandemic. Child psychiatrist Dr. Casey Berson offered some advice on how to deal with back-to-school anxiety and stress.

“Kids are smarter than we give them credit for and they’re absolutely going to pick up on our own anxieties and our own reactions, so we have to be aware,” said Berson. “If you find that you’re a little bit more anxious, which is completely normal, maybe call your support person after the kids are in school.”

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Spartanburg Regional Foundation awards $600,000 in grants
JUN 10, 2022

The Spartanburg Regional Foundation grants program allocated more than $600,000 this year to promote health and wellness in the community. 
 

The Spartanburg Regional Foundation grants program allocated more than $600,000 this year to promote health and wellness in the community. These grants promote partnerships and clinical innovation, provide assistance for community members in crisis, and fund important technology and facilities upgrades.  

“The Foundation is proud to support a deserving group of 2022 recipients, and we are grateful to the donors who make these grants possible,” said Kristy Caradori, executive director of the Foundation. “We were pleased to have numerous outstanding applicants from both the community and the health system. Our Grants and Allocations Committee and Board of Trustees have done a thorough job of reviewing proposals and selecting organizations and projects that will make a meaningful impact on the well-being of our community.” 

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Prisma Children's Hospital expands to include Greer Memorial
JUN 6, 2022

Prisma Children's Hospital expands to include Greer Memorial

Prisma Health Children’s Hospital is continuing to expand its services at community hospitals by offering around-the-clock hospital units just for children, with a new satellite location that opened at Greer Memorial Hospital on Monday.

The unit offers children and families specialized pediatric care for a broad range of diagnoses including respiratory illnesses, asthma flare-ups, dehydration, fever in young infants, jaundice and skin infections. The unit will care for children ages newborn to 18 who don’t require intensive care unit-level treatment or subspeciality care.

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Prisma Health's tips for summer first-aid travel kits
MAY 29, 2022

Prisma Health's tips for summer first-aid travel kits

 

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Prisma health expert: Start preparing for EDT now
MAR 8, 2022

Early preparation can help blunt the shift’s ill effects, said Dr. Antoinette Williams Rutherford, a sleep medicine physician at Prisma Health in Columbia.
 

Start prepping for daylight savings time now, advise sleep medicine physicians with Prisma Health.

On March 13, time will "spring forward," meaning clocks will move ahead one hour, with 60 minutes of sleep being lost between that Saturday and Sunday.

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Spartanburg Regional outpatient services closed Monday
JAN 16, 2022

All Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System outpatient services, including Gibbs Cancer Center, will be closed Monday, due to inclement weather. All Medical Group of the Carolinas practices are also closed. Our Immediate Care Centers will open at 12 p.m. 

 

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No visitors allowed at Prisma emergency departments
JAN 7, 2022

Because of the steep rise in COVID-19 throughout the state and the high infection rates, patients coming to Prisma Health emergency departments will no longer be allowed to have visitors except under special circumstances.

The change is effective Saturday, Jan. 8, at 7 a.m. This will apply to all Prisma Health hospital’s emergency departments.

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Greer's Price joins medicine faculty at Brashier campus
NOV 30, 2021

Martin S. Price from Greer, has joined the Physician Assistant (PA) Medicine faculty at North Greenville University's Tim Brashier Campus.
 

Martin S. Price from Greer, has joined the Physician Assistant (PA) Medicine faculty at North Greenville University's Tim Brashier Campus in Greer as a PA professor. Price is a 2019 graduate of NGU's Master of Medical Science program.

"The NGU PA faculty are excited to welcome our first alumni to join the faculty. Mr. Price will bring very valuable experiences as a paramedic and practicing family practice PA to our classroom. We are excited for our students to learn from him,” said Dr. Jordan Hairr, Associate Dean of the School of Allied Health Professions.

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Prisma Health offers diabetes prevention, education programs
NOV 24, 2021

Prisma Health offers diabetes prevention, education programs

South Carolina ranks seventh highest in the country in percent of adult population with diabetes, and diabetes is one of the top eight leading causes of death for South Carolina residents.

According to the United Health Foundation, South Carolina exceeds the national average for rates of diagnosis in every category – age, race and income levels. During Diabetes Awareness Month, Prisma Health physicians are seeking to impact these trends by encouraging individuals to be aware of risk factors and early signs and symptoms, as well as sharing information on how the disease can be prevented and treated.

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Prisma Health, UnitedHealthcare make a deal
NOV 11, 2021

Prisma Health, UnitedHealthcare make a deal

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) and Prisma Health have reached an agreement on a multi-year contract that ensures UnitedHealthcare members uninterrupted access to all Prisma hospitals, facilities and physicians. UHC and Prisma Health made the announcement Thursday.

Prisma’s announcement read,“UnitedHealthcare and Prisma Health have reached a multi-year agreement that ensures people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage and employer-sponsored health plans have uninterrupted access to quality care at an affordable cost at all Prisma facilities and with its physicians.”

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Prisma postpones elective surgeries due to COVID-19 surge
SEP 8, 2021

Prisma Health Inpatient Trends
 

Prisma Health will temporarily postpone elective inpatient surgeries at Greenville Memorial Hospital on Thursday and Friday to manage the need for additional beds.  That's in response to a now record-breaking surge of COVID-19 hospital admissions throughout Prisma healthcare system,

As of Wednesday, elective surgeries were also paused at Prisma Health community hospitals in the Upstate. The pause on elective surgeries at community hospitals will run through at least Friday, Sept. 17. Those hospitals, which include Baptist Easley Hospital, Greer Memorial Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, Laurens County Memorial Hospital and Oconee Memorial Hospital, will continue to perform emergent and urgent surgeries on a case-by-case basis. Patewood Hospital will continue to operate normally for now. Outpatient surgeries at Prisma Health’s ambulatory surgery centers are not impacted at this time.

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Prisma limits visitation due to surge in COVID-19 infections
AUG 10, 2021

Prisma limits visitation due to surge in COVID-19 infections

Prisma Health has begun limiting visitation at all hospital and clinical facilities due to the increasing rate of COVID-19 infections. The limitations began Monday. Adult inpatients, outpatients and ambulatory pediatric patients will be limited to one visitor. These restrictions also will continue:

“This measure is essential in the wake of a new surge of hospitalized patients who are very sick with COVID-19,” stated Dr. Rick Scott, leader of Prisma Health’s COVID-19 response. “Given the rapid community spread of the Delta variant, the trend is very concerning.”

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Greer Memorial among Prisma hospitals rated 'A'
MAY 5, 2021

Greer Memorial Hospital earned a

Seven Prisma Health hospitals, including Greer Memorial Hospital, have earned A grades in the Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grades, released by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization committed to healthcare quality and safety. 

The Leapfrog Group assigns letter grades to approximately 2,600 hospitals across the country based on their performance in process/structural and outcome measures, representing a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

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No more Prisma vaccine walk-ins for rest of week
FEB 8, 2021

The end of the line is near at the entrance to the Prisma Health vaccination location at the former Greenville Kmart.
 

Prisma Health will not be able to hold any walk-in vaccinations the rest of this week, according to a statement from Dr. Saria Saccocio, ambulatory chief medical officer and co-lead of Prisma Health vaccine task force.

"There are two factors that led to this decision. First, the delivery of our supply was changed at the last minute on Friday. We were told our supply would come in stages over several days this week, instead of Monday and Tuesday mornings.  This morning we received only a partial supply delivery for the Upstate – and we still do not know the amount of the rest of supply we will receive this week for the Upstate or the Midlands. 

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Vaccines for walk-ins at Prisma hospitals available
JAN 27, 2021

Vaccines for walk-ins at Prisma hospitals available

Prisma Health has reopened walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations to assist those in the 1a category who do not have computer access. The walk-ins will be based on vaccine availability. Prisma Health will calculate its vaccine availability for walk-ins every day based on those who have appointments. 

Limited walk-in appointments for vaccines will be allowed at the following locations:

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Prisma's goal of 10,000 doses is near, vaccine supplies run low
JAN 22, 2021

Prisma Health staff and volunteers were successful moving a large group of people who received COVID-19 vaccines at Kmart Plaza in Greenville.
 

Prisma Health reached 9,370 daily COVID-19 vaccinations on Thursday and is well on its way to meeting its goal of 10,000 vaccinations per day due to the rapid mobilization of staff and the enormous success in quickly standing up two high-volume community vaccination sites in Columbia and Greenville. 

No figures were provided for today’s vaccinations, which were continuing through 7 p.m.

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Prisma Health restricting patient visitation
JAN 9, 2021

Prisma Health restricting patient visitation

Prisma Health is restricting patient visitation effective today (Jan. 9), in the wake of a growing surge of COVID-19 infections across South Carolina.

“We know that being with families is itself a healing therapy and so we wrestled with this decision. But we believe this measure is needed in the wake of the growing post-holiday surge of COVID-19, especially given the growing community spread,” said Dr. Eric Ossmann, an emergency medicine physician who is Prisma Health’s Chief of Preparedness and leads its COVID-19 response system-wide.

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Greer physician lived a storied life as a Renaissance man
DEC 29, 2020

Dr. Raymond Van Grubbs
 

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Dr. Raymond Van Grubbs lived a storied life as a Renaissance man.

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Greer Christmas Parade is Sunday
DEC 6, 2020

Greer Christmas Parade is Sunday

The Greer Christmas Parade is scheduled for 2:30 Sunday with a scaled down version because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The theme is “Christmas Melodies”.

A virtual grand marshal vehicle honoring frontline healthcare workers leads the 63-unit parade on its 1.1-mile route. A sensory safe zone is on the first block of the parade route on Poinsett Street between Memorial Drive and Hubert Street. The parade turns left at North Main Street and ends at Cunningham Road.

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Healthcare workers honored at Greer Christmas Parade
DEC 2, 2020

Healthcare workers honored at Greer Christmas Parade

The Greer Christmas Parade will honor frontline healthcare workers with a virtual Grand Marshal vehicle leading the parade on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2:30 p.m.

The festivities are held in conjunction with a weekend of activities organized by the City of Greer Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 4 and Greer Station Association.

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