Category Archives: Health

Kennedy named director of therapy operations for Spartanburg Rehabilitation Institute

[caption id="attachment_1697" align="alignnone" width="604"] Jessica Kennedy[/caption] Jessica Kennedy, a Greenville native, recently was named director of therapy operations for Spartanburg Rehabilitation Institute. Spartanburg Rehabilitation Institute is a 40-bed, freestanding facility that provides specialized rehabilitative services to patients throughout Spartanburg and Greenville, S.C., who are recovering from disabilities caused by injuries, illnesses, or chronic medical conditions. A physical therapist,…
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Tri-County Tech RN, LPN test scores exceed state and national pass rates

Tri-County Technical College’s RN and LPN graduates’ performance on state board exams exceed both state and national pass rates, according to a year-to-date report released by the SC Board of Nursing. The College’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program reports a 90.91 percent pass rate for first-time candidates licensure exam takers between the period of January 1 and December…
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Greenville Health and Selah launch genetic test for risk of sudden cardiac death

GREENVILLE, S.C. - To meet the growing patient demand for more precise, personalized medicine, Greenville Health System (GHS) and Selah Genomics (Selah) are expanding a partnership founded in May 2015 to develop and commercialize genetic tests, initially for cancer patients. The partnership now includes cardiovascular genetic testing with the commercial launch of a new test which…
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GHS, circus announce donation for child care

Greenville, SC - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is donating $10,000 to Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System to support local pediatric patients. In addition to the local donation, Ringling Bros. performers will bring laughter and joy to children and families with a visit at the Children’s Hospital at 701 Grove Road on Thursday, February 4th. Members…
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Accreditation marks milestone as lab prepares for avian disease outbreaks

COLUMBIA — A new accreditation for the Clemson University Veterinary Diagnostic Center is another step in preparation for the possibility of an outbreak of avian influenza or other animal diseases. The laboratory, which is charged with identifying strains of animal disease, has earned ISO 17025:2005 accreditation from the International Organization for Standardization, a level which…
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Early puberty associated with gestational diabetes

CLEMSON — Women who began having menstrual cycles at a younger age are at greater risk of developing gestational diabetes, a disease affecting up to 7 percent of pregnant women that can cause babies to develop type 2 diabetes and other complications, new research shows. Previous research has shown an association between beginning menstrual cycles,…
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SC foundation presents $3.8 million check to surgical quality initiative

COLUMBIA, SC — The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation today presented a $3.8 million check toHealth Sciences South Carolina (HSSC) to fund the South Carolina Surgical Quality Collaborative (SQC), a first-in-the-nation multiorganization initiative to improve surgical safety and provide the highest quality surgical care to all South Carolinians. The project’s lead organizations are HSSC, a…
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Dr. Mattox first to offer groundbreaking feminine wellness treatment

(GREENVILLE SC, January 14, 2015) Dr. Fleming Mattox, of the Carolina Continence Center, recently announced he and his office have been trained and certified to offer a new technology for non-surgical vaginal restoration. ThermiVa is a quick, in-office procedure using radiofrequency energy to gently heat vaginal tissues to reclaim, restore and revive feminine wellness. During…
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Denny’s announces commitment to serve 100% cage-free eggs

Denny's, one of America's largest full-service restaurant chains, today announced its commitment to sourcing and serving 100 percent cage-free eggs in all of its U.S. restaurants by 2026. Denny's is the first within the family dining segment to commit to 100% cage-free eggs, underlining the brand's dedication to the humane treatment of animals within its…
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Krenzke named CFO of Ob Hospitalist Group

Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG), the nation’s largest dedicated OB/GYN hospitalist provider, is pleased to welcome new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Kevin Krenzke. Krenzke joins OBHG with almost 20 years of finance and accounting experience, most of which has been working with rapidly growing healthcare companies. Krenzke’s healthcare experience includes serving as chief financial officer for…
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