GHS doctor wins international prize for reducing premature births

An international prize committee has recognized a local doctor who spearheaded a state program that helps prevent premature births, saving South Carolina’s Medicaid program more than $7 million in medical costs. Dr. Amy H. Crockett received the John P. McNulty Prize of $100,000 from the Aspen Institute for her success instituting the CenteringPregnancy model of group prenatal care across the state. The effort first began as a Liberty Fellowship project.

GHS breaks fundraising record with $91 million campaign

The Greenville Health System has raised $91 million in a record-setting “Campaign for the Second Century: Transforming Health Care” philanthropy project. “Community support, vision and hard work started GHS in 1912, and it’s that same support, vision and hard work that have grown us into what we are today,” said Jerry Dempsey, campaign chairman and former […]

Haley’s 11th hour action saves GHS $167 million in bond interest costs

Gov. Nikki Haley signed off on a change the Greenville Health System (GHS) had requested, and she did it just before the health system’s targeted Oct. 1 deadline. As of that date, GHS will have transitioned from a governmental nonprofit to becoming a private nonprofit.

GHS needs Gov. Haley’s signature to save $167 million in bond interest costs

The Greenville Health System has targeted a deadline of Oct. 1 to finalize its change from being a governmental nonprofit to becoming a private nonprofit, but there is one detail the health system still needs: Gov. Nikki Haley’s signature.

Obesity stands out as one of the community’s biggest health challenges

Greenville County has a 28.5 percent adult obesity rate and greater than national or state rates for cancer deaths, violence and suicides, according to the 2016 Bon Secours St. Francis (BSSF) Health System’s Community Health Needs Assessment.

Bon Secours makes affordable housing one of its top health care priorities

“If you don’t have affordable housing, you can’t store your medications and have a routine for taking medicine,” Long said. “Folks who are homeless are more likely to land in the emergency room than others.”

MyHealth First Network cuts Medicare costs by $17.5 million

The Greenville Health System (GHS) recently received good news from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). GHS enrolled about a year ago in a program that aims to improve Medicare patients’ health, while also cutting the cost of patients’ medical care, and GHS’ efforts were successful, according to a recent CMS announcement about the 2015 results.

Star geneticist to talk personal approach cancer prevention, treatment

GHS and the Greenville Jewish Federation have invited Joanne Weidhaas to speak publicly about the latest breakthroughs in personalized cancer care Sept. 21 in the Coleman Medical Staff Auditorium at Greenville Memorial Hospital. The talk is in entitled “Personalizing Cancer: Why People Get Cancer & Who Will Respond to Treatment.”

Community hears both sides of GHS privatization issue

Health insurers and the government are pushing health systems to merge and form partnerships in order to save costs.

New urgent care center on Augusta

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System plans to expand its AFC Urgent Care-Bon Secours sites to include a new location at 1708 Augusta Street.

New urgent care center on Augusta

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System plans to expand its AFC Urgent Care-Bon Secours sites to include a new location at 1708 Augusta Street.

Critics of GHS’ privatization change voice objections at bond hearing

Several people at a public hearing leveled criticism at the Greenville Health System (GHS) for its proposed change from a public hospital system to a mostly private organization. The hearing was held on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Greenville Memorial Hospital, to discuss a GHS bond change. Calling GHS’ plan an “illegal takeover and statewide expansion” […]

New virtual medical service strives for simple, easy, affordable care

For Dr. David Circle, the lightbulb moment for a new health care service began when he walked into an emergency department office one day to see a patient with a sprained ankle with three family members and they were all wearing masks.

Zika comes to South Carolina, 7 in Greenville affected

South Carolina has had 43 cases of Zika virus infection – nearly all related to travel, and seven of these occurred among Greenville County residents, reports the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

RJ Rockers raises prostate cancer awareness with special caps

Spartanburg-based company only brewer in S.C. participating in Pints for Prostates’ Crowns for a Cure campaign.