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.

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.”

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.

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.”