GREER HEALTH From May 2016


Thrive residents cut traditional ribbon during ceremony
MAY 24, 2016

Jimmie and Ann Donovan, residents at Thrive, were selected to cut the traditional ribbon at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce ceremony.

Thrive Assisted Living and Memory Care held its ribbon cutting Tuesday at its Buncombe Road site.

Mayor Rick Danner, Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce officials, and Thrive executives from Atlanta attended with residents attending as special guests.

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SRHS graduates 23 from Fellows Leadership program
MAY 24, 2016

SRHS graduates 23 from Fellows Leadership program

Twenty-three community members graduated from Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s Regional Fellows Leadership program on May 4.

Created in 2005, the program brings community and business partners together through a nine-month program to learn how SRHS strives to create a wellness community.

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Spartanburg Medical Center hip replacement team honored
MAY 24, 2016

Spartanburg Medical Center received a Blue Distinction Center Designation for quality in hip replacement from BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

Spartanburg Medical Center has been designated a Blue Distinction Center in hip replacement.

For patients with hip pain and injuries, SMC brings together an experienced team of experts and innovative technology. A comprehensive plan is created for every patient to prepare them for surgery and a successful rehabilitation.

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Clemson researcher receives award to minimize implants rejection
MAY 21, 2016

Andy Tennyson, an assistant professor of inorganic chemistry, works with a member of his team in Hunter Chemistry Laboratory at Clemson.

By Paul Alongi
Clemson University

Patients could be less likely to reject artificial hips, knees and other medical implants thanks to the research that Andy Tennyson and his group are doing at Clemson University as part of a prestigious national award.

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Greenville Women Giving gives big assist to fund ADA compliant nature trail
MAY 20, 2016

From left: Greenville County Schools Board of Trustees Chair Lisa Wells, Washington Center Principal Penny Rogers, Sara Collins Principal Melissa Burns and Washington Center parents and staff receive a $35,450 grant from Greenville Women Giving to create a handicapped accessible nature trail.

Greenville Women Giving awarded the Washington Center $35,450 to assist with funding construction of an ADA compliant nature trail that is to be developed collaboratively with Sara Collins Elementary School next door.

This trail will provide accessible recreational areas as well as a venue for environmental instruction, and it will be available to the public during non-school hours.

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Yeatman: Gibbs will be 'a lighthouse' for everyone seeking a cure
MAY 19, 2016

Dr. Timothy Yeatman, director and president of the Gibbs Cancer & Research Institute, called the patient-focused care a “3-D” plan designed to discover, develop and deliver “the best possible care for our patients.”

When the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute at Pelham is completed in 2018, it is to be among the premier of such facilities in the country.

But Dr. Timothy Yeatman, director and president of the Gibbs Cancer & Research Institute, said he wants it to be “a lighthouse” for everyone seeking a cure. “Cancer disrupts the whole family,” Yeatman said. “We want to keep families together, so we’re providing a very patient-focused approach that will bring the very best care right here, locally.”

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Gibbs at Pelham breaks ground on $65 million facility
MAY 17, 2016

Dr. Jay Bearden, left, Dr. Julian Posey and Jimmy Gibbs shared the landmark groundbreaking of the $65 million expansion of the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute at Pelham.

A ceremonial ground breaking was held this morning at the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute at Pelham for a $65 million state-of-the-art facility with a 198,000-square-foot complex.

The seven-story facility will be an expansion of the existing Gibbs Cancer Center on Highway 14. An overhead corridor will connect the Pelham Medical Center to the cancer center. Completion is scheduled for mid-2018.

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Farmer family supports Relay for Life with a heavy heart
MAY 15, 2016

Greer Relay for Life held Friday night at Dooley Field raised $16,740, bringing the total for this year's fundraising effort to $63,203.99.

The Farmer Family – some 40 strong -- came to Greer's Relay for Life for the second-straight year to support the fundraiser for a cancer cure and to remember.

Michelle Hempel said the Farmer family lost four matriarchs who died in quick succession of one another after cancer diagnoses, and then other family members died of the dreaded disease. So, the Relay for Life has become both a cause and an exercise in togetherness.

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SRHS recognizes Reynolds, Webb, Smith as top leaders
MAY 13, 2016

Physician of the Year: Dr. Stuart Reynolds, Medical Intensivist

As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. In healthcare, it takes a team to care for a patient. 

From food services to greeters at the front desk to nurses and physicians, every associate at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System plays a role in the care of its patients and the compassion shown to guests.

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SRHS Family Memorial Tree honors past healthcare givers
MAY 13, 2016

SRHS Family Memorial Tree honors past healthcare givers

A small group gathered in the lobby of Spartanburg Medical Center. Heads bowed in prayer as friends and families remembered volunteers, associates and board members who passed away during the past year.

For the past four years, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) has held the Family Memorial Tree ceremony of remembrance. Names of those who passed away this year were added to the Family Memorial Tree, which is displayed in the main lobby of Spartanburg Medical Center. 

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McCain sang background at pre-concert proposal
MAY 8, 2016

Edwin McCain sang

• Complete festival galleries

Saturday evening's “meet and greet” with singer Edwin McCain had its share of surprises -- and McCain was in on the biggest.

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Lowes Foods comes to Greer shopping for vendors
MAY 4, 2016

Potential food vendors met Lowes Foods category managers Wednesday at City Hall.

Lowes Foods came to Greer today to shop.

The newest grocery store opening in Greer in early fall invited 30 vendors to City Hall to discuss their products being considered to become part of the store across from Riverside High School.

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