The Upstate SC

VOL12ISS2 2016

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — UPSTATE SC | VOLUME 12 — ISSUE 2 74 HEALTH & WELLNESS The decision to relocate to any area is made much easier if you know that the medical care is first class and the medical facilities are state- of-the-art. South Carolina's Upstate can put you and your family's minds at ease knowing that the entire area affords residents and visitors alike excellent medical care whether you choose to live in one of the larger cities like Anderson, Greenville or Spartan- burg, or find the gentler pace of a smaller rural town more to your liking. In the Anderson region, AnMed Health has been a comprehensive health system in one form or another for more than 100 years. AnMed Health pro- vides health care to residents of eight counties in the Upstate and northeast Georgia. AnMed is an indepen- dent, not-for-profit health system offering treatment with more than 40 healthcare sites including three licensed hospitals. In addition, AnMed Health oper- ates a modern cancer center, a comprehensive home care division, a Level II trauma center, a cardiac and orthopedic center, three outpatient surgery centers, a family medicine residency program, two minor care centers, three retail pharmacies and a network of physician practices. Recently AnMed Health was notified it was accred- ited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the Ameri- can Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. But AnMed's recognition doesn't stop there. They are fully accredited by the Joint Commission (formerly JACHO) an independent, not-for-profit organization, that accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. AnMed is also considered a Magnet ® designated facility, meaning it is one of only about 400 health- care organizations nationwide recognized as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program, which acknowledges superior quality in nursing care. Ranked second out of 90 hospitals in South Caro- lina, AnMed was named one of U.S. News and World Report's Best Regional Hospitals in the Upstate. With a medical staff of more than 400 physicians and over 3,600 employees, AnMed Health is Anderson County's largest employer and serves as an economic Health & Wellness BY LAUREL HYATT engine for Anderson and the surrounding region while also being a significant benefit to the community. You may not think of St. Luke's Hospital in Colum- bus, North Carolina as part of the Upstate medical scene but many Upstate residents rely on St. Luke's medical staff and hospital staff of 300+ and the backing of one of the nation's leading and most innovative healthcare organizations to provide them with a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs. St. Luke's began more than 80 years ago then in 2008 the board chose to join forces with Carolinas Health- Care System (CHS) of Charlotte, and with CHS assistance St. Luke's Hospital has become a top performer in quality mea- sures for treating pneumonia and for surgical care. The Joint Commission named St. Luke's Hospital a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. Just recently St. Luke's celebrated the reopening of Senior Life Solutions and the grand opening of the St. Luke's Hospital Pain Center. Senior Life Solutions (SLS), an intensive outpatient therapy program for groups of seniors at least 65 years of age, is now located next door to the SLH Pain Center in Physicians Park at 48 and 50 Hospital Drive in Columbus. Pain management specialist Javid Baksh, DO, moved to the area earlier this year after connecting with advanced orthopedic surgeon Brian Rosenberg, MD. "We couldn't be happier to have new neighbors," Cindy Gibson, Program Director for SLS, said. "There's certainly going to be a lot of crossover with our patients, and being next door to one another will be an added convenience to >> comprehensive, innovative, neighborly

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