The Upstate SC

VOL12ISS2 2016

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VOLUME 10—ISSUE 1 77 THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — UPSTATE SC | VOLUME 12 — ISSUE 2 HEALTH & WELLNESS Just recently GHS received exciting news when U.S. News and World Report ranked one of its hospitals, Patewood Memorial (PMH), #19 in the Nation for Orthopaedics! "We are honored to be recognized among the very best hospitals in the country," said Beverly Haines, president of Patewood Memorial Hospital. "This achievement is a testament to our dedicated physicians, nurses and allied health staff members who strive to provide the best care and the best possible outcomes to our patients." PMH, located at 175 Patewood Drive also in Greenville, provides not only a convenient location, but a state-of-the-art, relaxing healing environment for inpatient surgery candidates. PMH was awarded The Gold Seal of Approval by the Joint Commission for its total joint replacement program, involving knee, hip and shoulder replacements. It is the first hospital in South Carolina to receive the commission's Gold Seal for its shoulder replacement program and the only hospital to have all three designations. Patewood Memorial has also been ranked as a top hospital in surgery by Consumer Reports, and is an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Pathway to Excellence site. Baptist Easley Hospital, 200 Fleetwood Drive in Easley, has been a part of the Upstate community since 1958. This 109-bed general acute care facility provides services such as surgery, lithotripsy, MRI, CT scan, and emergency and outpatient care, as well as cardiopul- monary services. For the second year, Baptist Easley received the Zero Harm Award. The hospital received this honor for the elimination of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), with no bloodstream infections in 30 months and no surgical- site infections of the knee in 12 months. Baptist Easley Hospital is a partnership between Palmetto Health and Greenville Health System. While independent, Baptist Easley can draw on the expertise of both organizations to enhance care. The Mary Black Health System LLC (MBHS) is a health care delivery system comprised of Mary Black Health System – Spartanburg, Mary Black Health System – Gaffney, Mary Black Physicians Group, and Mary Black Health Network, Inc. The organization in its entirety has 332 licensed beds, more than 1400 employees and more than 400 physicians on medical staff and in one form or another has been providing health care services to the Upstate for more than 90 years. Mary Black Health System – Spartanburg's acute care hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission, The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (Chest Pain Accreditation), and is a Certified Stroke Center. The facility features surgical suites, Family Birthing Center, nationally credentialed (CARF) inpatient rehabilitation, a 24-bed emergency department, and ICU, as well as other inpatient and outpatient services. Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) is an inte- grated healthcare system that provides care from birth through our senior years. For more than 90 years SRHS has partnered with the various communities. With a staff of employees and physicians exceeding 6,000; SRHS serves Spartanburg, Chero- kee, Greenville and Union counties in South Carolina; Polk and Rutherford counties in North Carolina. Spartanburg Medical Center (SMC) is the flagship for SRHS and is a 540-bed research and teaching hospital located at 101 E Wood Street. U.S. News & World Report ranks Spar- tanburg Medical Center #1 in South Carolina. Also part of the SMC team is the Regional Hospice Home (RHH), a comfort- ing, serene and homelike setting where patients can receive professional medical care and comfort at the end of life. RHH also offers in-home hospice services and an experienced pal- liative care team for the comfort, care and support of patients with life-limiting illnesses. SMC's Gibbs Cancer Center is a nationally recognized cancer treatment program focused exclu- sively on cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research. The Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) awarded Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute (GCCRI), the official desig- nation as a Community Hospital Center of Excellence. GCCRI treats more advanced cancers than any hospital in the Upstate averaging more than 1,600 cases each year. There are four locations including Spartanburg, Greer, Gaffney and Union. SRHS also offers Immediate Care Locations for non-life threatening cases on East Main Street and Peachwood Centre Drive in Spartanburg, as well as on Pelham Road in Greenville. Pelham Medical Center is a multifaceted facility offering emergency care services, primary physician care, full diagnos- tic capabilities, medical and surgical specialties, surgery and a world-class cancer center. At Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care (SHRC), patients needing a caring, sup- portive network of experts to help them heal from conditions that require treatment for an average of 25 days; find a nurtur- ing environment. SHRC is a licensed freestanding 97-bed, long term acute-care hospital and a licensed 25-bed skilled nursing facility located at 389 Serpentine Drive in Spartanburg. Since 1921, Union Medical Center (UMC) (then Wal- lace Thomson Hospital) has served the needs of Union County. Patients enjoy the benefits of belonging to a division of SRHS, which includes coordinated care of medical services, access to a multi-specialty physician group, increased efficiencies and access to the most advanced technologies. UMC is a 143-bed hospital located 322 W South Street in Union. SRHS plans to purchase land in Union County to build a brand-new facility in 2017. Once completed, the new facility will provide enhanced services and clinical capabilities providing a higher quality care and a better patient experience to the residents of the county. No matter which community you choose here in South Carolina's Upstate foothills you'll never regret the choice from a health and wellness standpoint. []

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