Women, know the signs of a heart attack: It may feel like the flu

You probably didn’t know this. In fact, most don’t. Heart disease is the leading killer of women and takes the life of one woman every 80 seconds. For many women, it’s not obvious they’re having a heart attack. Many times, women experience subtle symptoms, not unlike the flu: nausea, tiredness, and fatigue. While men often […]

LiveWell reaches out to corporations to improve employee health

America remains a country where seven out of 10 people are overweight or obese, a daunting problem for the nation and for employers — a message LiveWell Greenville brought home to corporate leaders at an executive summit.

New jail-health care collaboration keeps offenders out from behind bars

Dwight Rice was in jail when a medical emergency sent him to the hospital. His health care providers not only saved his life, they turned it around.

GHS and Clemson announce $31.5 million nursing school

Clemson and GHS break ground at 701 Grove Road for the new Clemson University Center for Nursing, Health Research and Innovation facility.

Greenville medical firm receives $200,000 investment from SC Launch

Upstate company receives $200,000 from state-chartered organization’s affiliate. Patrona Medical designs, develops and markets product innovations associated with patient monitoring during hospital stays.

GHS expands Marshall I. Pickens with 19 psychiatric beds

Marshall I. Pickens Hospital will add 19 psychiatric beds to its 46-bed hospital, after receiving a green light from state officials.

Baptist Easley Hospital opens new facility in Clemson

Baptist Easley has opened a new medical facility at Patrick Square. The building will include Clemson Primary Care, Clemson Neurology, Roger C. Peace Rehab Services, and Baptist Easley Sleep Lab. Outpatient radiology and laboratory services are also available at the site, located at 101 Chapman Hill Road, Clemson.

The 2016 Top 5: Health Care

Here are some of the top healthcare news stories of 2016.

New GHS facility in Spartanburg County begins seeing patients

Greenville Health System’s new 20,000-square-foot medical center under construction at 2400 Highway 9 in Boiling Springs will offer multiple services for patients.

Hillcrest Memorial Hospital Honored by American College of Radiology

The Greenville Health System’s Hillcrest Memorial Hospital in Simpsonville was designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Hillcrest is the first and only hospital in South Carolina to receive this designation. To receive the designation, a hospital must undergo a comprehensive assessment of the entire medical imaging enterprise, […]

Spartanburg-based J M Smith Corp. will acquire Burlington Drug Co. of Vermont

Merger expected to close early next year will open up new opportunities for Burlington customers and expand J M Smith’s reach into eight Northeastern states.

Gibbs Cancer Center and SRHS join an ambitious cancer detection trial

The Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System have joined a research team organized by life sciences company GRAIL Inc. as part of a project to improve early-stage cancer detection.

Smith Drug Co. hires VP for new Long Term Care department

Jeff Schneider will be responsible helping Spartanburg-based drug wholesale company better serve independent pharmacies in the LTC market.

New clinic ‘prescribes’ swimming, weights and healthy meals – all on-site

Doctor for Life’s Sarmiento and her husband and business partner, Dr. Emmanuel Sarmiento, started the business after years of frustration with their limitations in treating patients with heart disease, diabetes, strokes and cancer.

Spartanburg health system achieves gold with smoke-free initiative

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s Pelham Medical Center and Union Medical Center have received “gold stars” for their success in creating tobacco-free workplaces.