Category Archives: Health

Community Members Graduate from Regional Fellows Program

More than 20 community members graduated from Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s Regional Fellows Leadership Program on May 3 at the Piedmont Club. Created in 2005, the Spartanburg Regional Fellows Leadership Program brings community and business leaders together through a nine-month program to learn and observe how Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System strives to preserve and improve…
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Spartanburg Regional Unveils New Pediatric Mascot

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s newest employee loves kids, has a great smile … and is green. Shelldon the Turtle joins SRHS as the system’s pediatric mascot. Shelldon (note the unique spelling) was created to encourage pediatric patients to practice healthy habits and to make them feel better about visiting the doctor. The mascot, along with…
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May is Healthy Vision Month

[caption id="attachment_13869" align="alignnone" width="725"] Dr. Glaser of Clemson Eye[/caption] May is Healthy Vision Month Greenville, SC (May 9, 2017) It’s Healthy Vision Month! Make Your Eye Health a Priority. Women are more likely to have eye-related diseases and conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. Nearly two-thirds of blindness and visual impairment occurs in…
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GHS physician named to state board

[caption id="attachment_13859" align="alignleft" width="240"] Matthew Bitner, MD[/caption] Matthew Bitner, MD, an emergency medicine physician with Greenville Health System, has been elected to serve on the board of the South Carolina chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). South Carolina ACEP exists to support the availability of high quality emergency medical services to all…
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Air Quality Awareness Week: Voluntary Efforts Result In Improved Upstate Air Quality

The American Lung Association has released their 2017 State of the Air rankings and the Upstate South Carolina region is continuing to see the ratings for counties within the region improve. Of the Upstate counties specifically referenced in the report, Abbeville, Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties received "A" ratings for Ozone; while Greenville, Spartanburg and…
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GHS physician receives patient safety award

SENECA, S.C. – Daniel Smith, Jr, MD, medical director of Greenville Health System’s Hospice of the Foothills and Cottingham Hospice House, received the Lewis Blackman Patient Safety Champion Award during the annual Transforming Health Symposium in Columbia, S.C., on April 12. [caption id="attachment_13729" align="alignleft" width="300"] Daniel Smith, Jr, MD[/caption] The award honors patient safety champions…
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GHS to host 2nd annual Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health

[gallery size="full" ids="13726,13725,13724"]   GREENVILLE, S.C.—Discussions focused on reducing stigmas associated with mental illness and ways to improve access to mental health services will be part of the second annual Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health, which will include nationally recognized speakers Pete Earley and Tipper Gore. Greenville Health System’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine…
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Educator leads American Heart Association effort to eliminate Upstate’s silent killer

[caption id="attachment_13454" align="alignleft" width="1600"] An American Heart Association representative (standing) offers direction to the Greenville breakout group during the mission committee’s first meeting.Image Credit: Clemson University[/caption] CLEMSON — Members of the newly formed American Heart Association Upstate board of directors are working to shape the board’s strategy to lower rates of hypertension in Upstate South Carolina.…
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AnMed Health Total Joint Academy receives national accreditation

(Anderson, S.C. – April 18, 2017) – The AnMed Health Total Joint Academy has earned The Joint Commission’s gold seal of approval for Joint Replacement – Knee and Hip. The certification as a Center of Excellence recognizes that AnMed Health has met national standards for health care quality and safety and is dedicated to continually…
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