Jack Mansure passes away in Charleston. Visitation today at 4pm.
JUL 17, 2015

Jack Mansure, son of Greer Memorial Hospital CEO John Mansure, passed away suddenly on Tuesday morning, July 14th, 2015. The Mansure family, who are deeply active in the community, have received an outpouring of love and support from the town of Greer during this most difficult time.

"John and his family are near and dear to the Greer community," said Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce CEO Mark Owens.  "Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family. He's such a great family man and always quick to tell a fun story about his family or share pictures."

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Freedom Blast features Groove Band, kids activities, salute to military
MAY 14, 2012

John Mansure, President of Greer Memorial Hospital, shares the events that will occur at the 4th annual Freedom Blast June 30 at City Park.

City officials gave a sneak preview of the Greer Memorial Hospital Freedom Blast today with Whitney Walters of the Groove Planet band singing the national anthem while military representatives presented the colors.

The 4th annual Freedom Blast is scheduled Saturday, June 30 at Greer City Park from 5-10 p.m. and will feature a salute to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. The evening finale will be a fireworks show presented by internationally renowned Zambelli Fireworks.

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Greer CPW gets two national awards
APR 23, 2012

The Greer Commission of Public Works told commissioners and attendees at today’s meeting it has earned two national awards.

Greer CPW earned the American Public Power Association’s Electric Utility Safety Award for safe operating practices in 2011. More than 275 utilities entered the contest and were divided into categories according to their number of worker hours.

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Gardeners visit their plots to review needs
APR 8, 2012

Dottie and Wayne Morrow tended to their garden and watered it  Saturday morning at the Community Garden. The land for the garden has been donated by Greer Memorial Hospital.

Dotti and Wayne Morrow tended to their plot at the community garden today.  It had been two weeks since the garden, with the land provided by Greer Memorial Hospital, had plots cleaned of rocks and debris.

The Morrows took advantage of the sunny, warm weather today to check on the soil that had been deluged by rain on Thursday night.  One week earlier heavy rains during the weekend prevented the gardeners to get in some preparation and planting.

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Barney Fife pokes fun at public safety officials
MAR 23, 2012

Barney Fife had the Greer City Hall event laughing and enjoying the inaugural City of Greer Public Safety Appreciation Dinner tonight. He mugged for his fans at the end of the dinner.

Barney Fife came close to offending some people in front of the wrong crowd tonight.

Fife was the featured entertainment at the inaugural City of Greer Public Safety Appreciation Dinner at Greer City. Police, fire and emergency medical responders were honored with a free dinner and all the ridicule from Fife they could handle, in good-natured fun.

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Cancer patients to benefit from new technology
MAR 6, 2012

The new Lab21 Clinical Genomics Center at ITOR will allow cancer patients to benefit from new technology to receive real-time feedback and treatment plans tied to their cancer's specific DNA signature. Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center will be one of the first sites in the country to bring Ion Torrent next-generation gene-sequencing technology into a clinical environment for personalized oncology medicine studies.

"Bringing this leading-edge technology to the cancer clinic represents a significant breakthrough and the culmination of a seven-year journey," said Dr. Joe Stephenson, medical director for GHS' Institute for Translational Oncology Research. "This genomics center is another major step towards fulfilling our vision to provide personalized cancer care – better enabling us to offer the right drug, at the right time, to the right patient."

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Big turnout at Chamber for minority open house
FEB 23, 2012

William Grady has been a proponent of bringing diversity into the forefront of the business community. He helped organize today's Chamber of Commerce Minority Open House.

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce with Allen Smith and John Mansure paving the way, are trying to put a new face on the business organization.

"We've been male, pale and stale for too long," Smith, President and CEO of the chamber, repeatedly tells audiences at his public speaking engagements.

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City Council approves purchase of land for recreation
FEB 15, 2012

Greer City Council  gave its approval Tuesday night to purchase land for recreational purposes. The action was approved in executive session and the price and location of the property was undisclosed.

"As Greer is expanding we need to look for opportunities to offer our citizens expanded services. Parks and Recreation needs land and this is an opportunity for us to acquire it," Mayor Rick Danner said.

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Cancer Centers will integrate with Greenville Hospital
FEB 1, 2012

Cancer Centers of the Carolinas (CCC) and Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS) announced Tuesday that CCC will integrate with GHS to strengthen cancer care and ultimately create a regional cancer center “unlike anything else that exists between Atlanta and Durham.”

The broader programming and services would also help make the center eligible for coveted National Cancer Institute designation, which would make it more competitive both for national research grants and additional patient support.

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Chamber celebrates historic year; Haley gives pro business address
JAN 26, 2012

Governor Nikki Haley, tonight's keynote speaker, laughs as she sees Allen Smith prepare to present her with a bobblehead likeness. Nigel Robertson of WYFF was the master of ceremonies.

The biggest annual celebration the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce ever held was also one for the ages tonight at the Embassy Suites in Greenville.

Nancy Welch received the inaugural Senator J. Verne Smith Award. Gov. Nikki Haley, the state’s first woman governor, was the guest speaker. A record 510 people were in attendance and Chamber President and CEO Allen Smith reported $36,700 gift cards sold in the chamber’s “Keep the Green in Greer” initiative.

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Deaton's staff painting a greener landscape in Greer
JAN 26, 2012

Tractor Supply Company has cleared the way for Piedmont Plaza on W. Wade Hampton Blvd. to get a new parking lot facelift with lighted and landscaped islands. Kohl's is moving into the former Kmart building to the right of TSC.

Reno Deaton, Executive Director of Greer Development Corporation, has the enviable job of being the front man selling Greer to business and industry. This month is the 10th anniversary of GDC.

The first month of 2012 first quarter has Deaton's 3-person staff on pace to promote Greer's new businesses with the creation of nearly 500 jobs. Numerically, that represents nearly 2 percent of Greer’s 25,500 population.

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GHS, S.C. BlueCross tackling back pain
JAN 24, 2012

Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS) is piloting a program to provide faster, more effective relief for employees’ aching backs. The Back and Neck Pain Program is part of collaboration between GHS and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina — and it could become the gold standard for BlueCross members who suffer from back and neck pain.

The pilot program is part of the hospital system’s Total Health program and aims to streamline what can be a complicated, uncoordinated search for solutions and pain relief. Patients often face a fragmented and costly process involving tests, pain medications, exercises, rehab regimens and surgery. The goal is to offer them treatment options swiftly, customized to their diagnosis and monitored for progress.

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Greer Memorial dedicates tree to past, present and future
JAN 9, 2012

John Mansure, President of Greer Memorial Hospital, and Renee Lampila, administrator at Cottages at Brushy Creek, finish putting on the remaining birdseed ornaments this morning during the dedication of Greer’s 60 years of healthcare provided by Allen Bennett Hospital and Greer Memorial.

A tree dedication to mark Greenville Hospital System’s 100th anniversary, that coincides with Greer Memorial Hospital’s 60 years of providing healthcare in Greer, was held this morning at the Greer Memorial campus.

John Mansure, President of Greer Memorial, staff, and residents at The Cottages at Brushy Creek participated in the ceremony held outside the patio at the Skylight Café. The tree was decorated with birdseed ornaments made by the elders at the Cottages.

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Juvenile Diabetes license plates support cause
NOV 2, 2011

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For hospital administrator Mansure, the fight against diabetes is personal
AUG 9, 2011

John Mansure, CEO and president of Greer Memorial Hospital and whose son was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, is on a mission to sell 400 South Carolina license plates calling attention to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The person lying in a bed at the Children’s Hospital at Greenville was frail. Standing at the end of the bed was the father, taking a picture to document how quickly a disease can strangle the heartstrings of a family.

One would think a CEO and president of a hospital would be practically immune to scenarios like this. Not so for John Mansure of Greer Memorial Hospital. It was his son, Hayden, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and there was nothing Mansure could do at the moment.

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Hyneck brings beauty to staff and patients at Greer Memorial
JUN 17, 2011

Debra Hyneck creates beauty at Greer Memorial Hospital. 

The kiss of the sun for pardonThe song of the birds for mirthOne is nearer to God's heart in the gardenThan anywhere else on earth-- Dorothy Gurney

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