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Staying Healthy in Simpsonville

At Simpsonville Medical Campus, part of the Greenville Health System, patients have access to state-of-the-art care right in their own backyard. GHS has been serving residents of the Golden Strip for over 50 years, and provides access to the complete range of health services offered.

Katie Tuten, Community Relations Coordinator for Simpsonville Medical Campus and a member of the Simpsonville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, said the facility is adding services to meet the needs of the community, while also increasing its involve-ment as a good neighbor.

Simpsonville Medical Campus is anchored by Hillcrest Memorial Hospital, a 43 bed hospital that specializes in short stay and outpatient surgical procedures. The facility offers the latest technology and an experienced surgical team. Each year, its approximately 250 staff members perform more than 2,000 surgeries and care for 90,000 patients.

Primary care and other services are increasing in availability with the addition of several new providers at GHS Family and Internal Medicine – Simpsonville located on the campus. “Primary care continues to be an area of focus for us in the Golden Strip,” Tuten said. “With so much growth in Simpsonville, we need more primary care providers to help meet the need of our growing population.”

Outreach to the community comes in a variety of forms. Within the hospital, The Hillcrest Coffee Connection has been a welcome addition, along with the remodeling of several waiting rooms and patient care areas.

The hospital is also partnering with the Best Chance Network to host free comprehensive women’s screenings. “We are the southernmost location in Greenville County and it is meeting a local need,” Tuten said.

The hospital also offers free health education events in the community, including lunch-and-learn programs hosted at various locations throughout the Golden Strip.

Hillcrest Memorial Hospital will once again offer free flu shots to the community at a Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic.

Community outreach also includes free blood pressure screenings at Simpsonville First Baptist Church, Belk and the GHS Family YMCA, where an average of 60 people show up to be checked every month.

For younger residents, the hospital also has an ongoing partnership with Monarch Elementary. “Our clinical staff participate in a monthly presentation to expose students to clinical opportunities in the healthcare field,” Tuten said.

Located just a short drive from Simpsonville, Pelham Medical Center is part of the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and is home to 24-hour emergency services, medical and surgical care and laboratory services. The hospital’s emergency department features board-certified emergency care and boasts an average wait time of two hours or less.

For patients receiving inpatient services, Pelham Medical Center offers a variety of special care touches, including meals that feature fresh vegetables from the hospital’s on-site garden. Visitors who want to take a break can walk the facility’s trails. Services at Pelham Medical Center include cardiology, imaging (including MRI, CT scans, mammography and nuclear medicine), outpatient nutrition counseling, rehabilitation services, surgical and diagnostic procedures, and more.

For patients fighting cancer, Gibbs Cancer Center is a multidisciplinary cancer center offering services next door to Pelham Medical Center. The facility is one of the original National Cancer Institute’s Community Cancer Centers Program and Community Clinical Oncology Program sites and it is affiliated with the MD Anderson Physicians Network and the Medical University of South Carolina’s Hollings Cancer Center. The facility also opened a 7,500-square-foot research lab in 2013, in partnership with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine.

In Mauldin, St. Francis Millennium, part of the Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, offers the St. Francis Institute for Chronic Health. The center offers ways to minimize health risks and coordinate care for patients suffering from chronic disease. The facility also houses HealThy Self fitness and weight loss programs, a sleep center, outpatient rehabilitation, laboratory services, and more.

Hospital Listing

GREENVILLE HEALTH SYSTEM
Greenville Memorial Hospital
701 Grove Rd.
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 455-7000
www.ghs.org

The Heart Institute
(877) 447-0877

The Cancer Institute
(864) 455-7070

Marshall Pickens Psychiatric Hospital
(864) 455-8988

Roger Peace Rehabilitation Hospital
(864) 455-7716

The Women’s Hospital
(864) 455-1600

The Children’s Hospital
ghschildrens.org

Hillcrest Memorial Hospital
729 SE Main St.
Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 454-6100

MD360 Convenient Care
300 Scuffletown Rd.
Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 329-0029
www.ghsmd360.org

Greer Medical Campus
830 S. Buncombe Road
Greer, SC 29650
(864) 797-8000

Patewood Medical Campus
200 Patewood Dr.
Greenville, SC 29615
(864) 454-2400

BON SECOURS ST. FRANCIS HEALTH SYSTEM
St. Francis Downtown
1 St. Francis Dr.
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 255-1000
www.stfrancishealth.org

St. Francis Eastside
125 Commonwealth Dr.
Greenville, SC 29615
(864) 675-4000

St. Francis Millennium
2 Innovation Dr.
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 400-3600

Bon Secours Express Care
75 E. McBee Ave.
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 241-5199

Open Arms Hospice
1836 W. Georgia Rd.
Simpsonville, SC 29680
(864) 688-1700
www.openarmshospice.org

SPARTANBURG REGIONAL HEALTHCARE

Pelham Medical Center
25 Westmoreland Rd.
Greer, SC 29651
(864) 530-6000
pelhammedicalcenter.com

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute
2759 S. Hwy. 14
Greer, SC 29651
(864) 530-6400
gibbscancercenter.com

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