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.

Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia stars of Clemson art show

Clemson Downs’ Alzeimer’s and dementia patients have been painting in the facility’s creative studio with help from Clemson University art and communications students for the past semester, as part of a collaborative effort initiated by Stephanie Pangborn, an assistant professor in Clemson’s communication department.

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.

GHS to replace Marshall Pickens with new 120-bed psychiatric hospital

The Greenville Health System (GHS) and the national psychiatric hospital giant Acadia Healthcare have formed a joint venture to build a $64 million, 120 bed hospital on GHS’ main campus. The new 80,000-square-foot inpatient behavioral health hospital is expected to open in March 2018, replacing Marshall I. Pickens Hospital and its 46 beds.

GHS nominates trustees for three open board spots

Richard A. Phillips, Anna Kate Hipp and Donna O. Smith have been nominated to the health system’s board of trustees.

GHS nominates trustees for three open board spots

Richard A. Phillips, Anna Kate Hipp and Donna O. Smith have been nominated to the health system’s board of trustees.

Data breach affects 2,500 GHS patients

About one-fifth of the cardiac-monitored patients at the Greenville Health System’s Carolina Cardiology Consultants were affected by a recent data breach.

Upstate Footcare opens new office in Spartanburg

Hans Blaakman has consolidated two offices in Duncan and Gaffney into a state-of-the-art facility at North Grove Medical Park near Boiling Springs.

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.

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.