Category Archives: Health

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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GHS physician named medical director of the year

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Sarah Fabiano, MD, medical director of Greenville Health System (GHS) MedTrans and AirMed Regional, has been named the state’s 2016 Medical Director of the Year by the South Carolina EMS Association. The association also named GHS MedTrans the 2016 Small System of the Year. [caption id="attachment_13214" align="alignleft" width="240"] Sarah Fabiano, MD[/caption] The…
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Greenville’s Curtis Rogers, MD Recognized by Alma Mater

[caption id="attachment_13217" align="alignleft" width="480"] Rogers, left, is presented the Distinguished Alumnus award by Dr. Ray Dubois, Dean of MUSC School of Medicine[/caption] Named Distinguished Alumnus by MUSC Greenville, SC – (March 24, 2017) -  Curtis Rogers, MD, Senior Clinical Geneticist in the Greenville office of the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC), was named a 2017 Distinguished…
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Mary Black Health System–Spartanburg Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer

Spartanburg, SC —Mary Black Health System-Spartanburg welcomes Brett English as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  Prior to his arrival in Spartanburg, English was CFO at our sister hospital, Mary Black Health System – Gaffney.  He previously served as Director of Financial Services and interim CFO at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, South Carolina.  Brett…
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April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Greenville, SC (April 3, 2017) – Clemson Eye. Being a woman can definitely come with many challenges! Eye-related problems are no exception. Prevent Blindness America designated April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month to educate women about the important steps they can take to maintain healthy vision and stop vision loss. About 64% of…
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