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Events and Happenings at Spartanburg Regional in May

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Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s May events.

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Staying Safe All Year Long: SRHS educates community on trauma prevention

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From car accidents to head injuries, the Level I Trauma Center at Spartanburg Medical Center (SMC), part of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS), is ready to care for you at the highest level.

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Act Fast with Stroke Symptoms

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This information is provided and sponsored by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare. Do you know the symptoms of a stroke? Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) is helping increase awareness of the signs and symptoms associated with strokes during National Stroke Awareness Month in May. If you experience any of these signs or symptoms, call 9-1-1: Sudden numbness or weakness of the leg, arm or face Sudden confusion or trouble understanding Sudden trouble seeing in one or b... More>>

Grab your SPF 40: Ways to protect your skin this summer

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This information is provided and sponsored by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare. In the 1920s, fashion designer Coco Chanel got too much sun while on a Mediterranean cruise and inadvertently sparked a new fashion trend: the tan. Prior to this time, sunburns and tans were associated with working outdoors, rather than high fashion. And while you may be seeking that fashionable tan this summer, this nearly 100-year-old fad should be retired. Your most important fashion accessory should... More>>

CyberKnife Allows Patient to Spend Time with Family, Volunteer

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This information is provided and sponsored by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare. There is still a hint of amazement in Dick Sargent’s voice as he talks about the cancer treatment he received in 2016 at Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute at Pelham. “Normally, I would have had to have gotten 45 radiation treatments,” he said. “But I only had to have five.” Sargent’s was treated with the CyberKnife M6, a machine that enables a patient&rs... More>>

Care Team’s Compassion Helps Patient Through Cancer

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This information is provided and sponsored by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare. A prostate cancer diagnosis three years ago set Wallace “Skipper” Brawley on a path of lengthy and difficult treatments. It also set him on a path to new friendships and opportunities to serve others. Brawley received care at Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, where he became close to his physicians and nurses. “I’ve experienced several hospitals, and I have neve... More>>

Gibbs-Pelham expands CyberKnife services to treat non-cancerous conditions

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Its name is synonymous with treating brain, lung, liver and prostate cancer. But experts at Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute at Pelham are using it for so much more.

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Events and Happenings at Spartanburg Regional in April

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This information is provided and sponsored by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare. Don’t miss Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s April events. This month, learn more about organ donation, how to manage your diabetes and get moving with a spring break sports performance camp. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Mondays in April, 5:30 – 7p.m. Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute Maintaining a healthy weight after the completion of cancer treatment can be ch... More>>

10 Facts You Should Know About Organ Donation

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This information is provided and sponsored by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare. Thirty minutes from now, three people will be added to the national transplant list. Of the 120,000 Americans waiting for a new organ, more than 1,000 of them are from South Carolina. As Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) works to heal the community through our Sharing Hope SC partnership, organ donation can be an important part of that process. During National Donate Life Month in April, SRH... More>>

Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month

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This information is provided and sponsored by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare. In 2016, more than 63,000 Americans were diagnosed with cancers of the head and neck – which include cancers of the oral cavity, larynx and pharynx. This is up 20,000 people from 2010. It is estimated that 13,360 deaths (9,940 men and 3,420 women) from head and neck cancer will occur this year. For many years the most significant risk factors for head and neck cancers have been alcohol and tobacco... More>>

Associates Advance in Careers with GED Program

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This information is provided and sponsored by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare. An innovative program supported by Spartanburg Regional Foundation is giving employees who lack a high school diploma another shot at their education – and, in some cases, a direct opportunity to advance in their careers. “Most employment opportunities in the healthcare system require a high school diploma or a GED,” said Gloria Graves, coordinator of student programs with Spartanburg Re... More>>

Climbing to New Heights: Cancer physician departs for mountaineering excursion

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This information is provided and sponsored by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare. On a daily basis, Melanie Thomas, MD, tackles the complex disease of cancer and helps patients through a scary time. This April, Dr. Thomas faces her own fear of heights while climbing a peak that neighbors Mount Everest. She has helped patients through clinical trials, performed cancer research and is specifically well-versed in cancers of the liver, bile duct and gallbladder. But aside from researc... More>>

Springing Into Allergy Season

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This information is provided and sponsored by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare. It’s spring and you can’t wait to get outdoors. Getting outside to hike, picnic or plant a new garden may sound like a joyful experience, but for some, the spring brings discomfort. With the arrival of spring comes allergy season. “Spring is by far worse than fall for people with allergies,” said allergist Robin Go, MD, of Medical Group of the Carolinas—Medical Affiliates&m... More>>

Spartanburg County leading its peers in improving community health

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This information is provided and sponsored by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare. Spartanburg County rose to 14th in a list ranking the health of South Carolinians, and showed improvement in every category of the most comprehensive measurement of health status in the nation. The annual study, released last week, proves that Spartanburg County is getting healthier every year. The Road to Better Health Coalition — a collaborative community initiative that includes a group of pub... More>>

Transforming Patient Care

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As we enter the digital age, more hospitals are making the transition from paper charts to electronic health records.

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Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Names Physician, Leader and Associate of the Year

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As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. In healthcare, it takes a team to care for a patient.

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