Bob Jones University will host a ceremony April 7 to honor Margaret Stegall, who donated a portion of her liver to a fellow alum she had never met. The event is meant to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation.
A proposed state Senate resolution largely reiterates the Greenville Health Authority's duty to meet the healthcare needs of the Upstate, but it goes on to say Prisma must give qualifying doctors equal access to all GHA-owned resources.
The governor signed an executive order to lure pharmaceutical and medical supplies companies to the state. The Department of Commerce will work on the effort with SCBio, a not-for-profit life sciences industry association.
When Stephanie Warren moved to South Carolina in 2017, she sought a better life and a fresh start for herself and her eight-year-old daughter
The community blood center is the exclusive blood provider for all of the hospitals in the Greenville area so any shortages would affect the local system, said Allie Van Dyke, the center’s spokeswoman.
Clemson University is participating in a clinical trial to study the effects of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in students. The school also is partnering with a grocery chain to vaccinate employees.
For more than a year, most have practiced some level of social distancing amid concerns of possibly catching and spreading the coronavirus. Combine those factors with a rise in unemployment and an economic downturn, and you’ve got a mental health crisis.
The higher infection rate of coronavirus within Greenville County Schools compared to the county as a whole underscores the importance of getting front-line school workers vaccinated as quickly as possible.
Jerry Youkey, the founding dean of the USC School of Medicine in Greenville, is the first doctor to serve on the Greenville Health Authority board. His views promise to carry a lot of weight.
In the U.S., nursing baccalaureate program enrollment is on the rise. But a nationwide shortage of nursing faculty has limits the number of students programs can accept.
The last day of school is June 4. Schools spokesman Tim Waller said time is running short to get kids back into high schools full time but that the district is entertaining the possibility.
Debbie Ballard had been admitted to the hospital on Feb. 12 due to complications after she contracted the coronavirus. Lynn Ballard, 73, had also tested positive in early February and experienced fatigue but few other symptoms.
The school district's vaccines will not be lumped in with the regular allotment to Bon Secours St. Francis. Greenville teachers, in other words, will not be competing for doses directly with the rest of the population.
As South Carolina prepares to more than triple the number of people in the state eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, one Upstate health system said it has been unable to meet the demand for group 1A.
With the announcement Tuesday that South Carolina is significantly broadening eligibility to receive the covid-19 vaccine, Greenville County Schools is planning to vaccinate roughly 6,200 employees next week or shortly after.
The clinic, less than a block from the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, is staffed with members of the college faculty and medical students, many of whom were on hand March 1 to see patients.
The happy vibes at Prisma Health's annual report to the Greenville Health Authority board ended in the meeting's final minutes when a powerful local state lawmaker stood up and told the board to toughen up.
A team of Clemson sociology and mathematics professors think they can get a more accurate estimate for the Upstate by using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and a carefully put-together survey.
South Carolina is already a leader in airplane and automobile manufacturing with Boeing and BMW. State politicians and officials think pharmaceuticals should be next.
The CDC classified anything over 100 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents in a 7-day period as "red zones." Across the Upstate, where many students are already in classrooms five days a week, infection rates are well in excess of what the CDC considers high.
Clemson University had a 1.9 percent COVID-19 positivity rate for students and a slightly lower 1.4 percent positivity rate for employees in testing from the end of December to Feb. 1.
The Bob Jones University grad said she felt compelled to help through her faith and hope that the same would be done for her.
The Greenville area has about a day's supply of convalescent plasma left. It's used to treat coronavirus patients but will be rationed if the supply drains away.
The health system, the largest provider of the vaccines, will make use of Greenville's former K-Mart store in Dunean as a large-scale site to administer doses to eligible people.
The demand for vaccines on the first day of availability to seniors far exceeds supply as Prisma Health officials urge patience.
In a Jan. 4 Freedom of Information Act request, The Post and Courier asked for documentation to back up the claim from Greenville County Schools that sending kids back to school could mitigate the spread of coronavirus.
Prisma Health is calling in medics with the SC National Guard and personnel from the state Emergency Management Division to help staff a unit at Laurens County Hospital for those recovering from COVID-19.
An assistant state epidemiologist with DHEC said that community spread of the disease should stop once 70 percent of the population has acquired immunity.
An Upstate nonprofit is working to provide an opioid overdose reversal drug, and training in how to administer it, to businesses across South Carolina where overdoses commonly occur.
Upstate medical leaders begged residents to cancel gatherings for New Year’s Eve to stem the tide of cases they fear will overwhelm already-taxed medical workers, while the city of Greenville vowed to enforce mask and alcohol rules.
The vaccinations started at 10 a.m. Monday with more than 120 set to be administered. Each vial of the vaccine contains 10 doses, and the CVS team spent about an hour laying out paperwork and medical supplies before lining up residents and staff for their shots.
Hospitals could be overwhelmed by the first few weeks after the long-awaited end of 2020, leaders of each major Upstate hospital system said Monday in a joint conference pleading with the public to sacrifice traditional holiday gatherings.
The city of Fountain Inn alerted parents via email and asked the public to let anyone who participated in the "Sensory Santa" event know of the Santa's positive test.
Clemson University, which hired Rymedi in September to handle its coronavirus testing data, was able to catch and contain hundreds of positive cases on the university’s campus with the Greenville company's technology.
The shelter — previously an adolescent rehab center but closed since April because of the coronavirus epidemic — will house up to 32 people experiencing homelessness who are infected with coronavirus.
As coronavirus cases surge across the Upstate and threaten to close some Greenville County Schools facilities, the district announced its high school students will almost double the amount of time they spend in the classroom.
In Spartanburg County, more than 93 percent of hospital beds were occupied as of late Monday night, according to the state Department of Health and Environmental Control. With Christmas on the horizon, experts worry indoor gatherings will only make matters worse.
Older and disabled residents who qualify for homeowners exemptions would pay significantly more for sewer if Greenville County Council approves consolidation Tuesday.
Prisma Health, Bon Secours St. Francis and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System all reported they were receiving thousands of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday.
The city of Greenville extended its mask requirements as one of the Upstate's chief medical professionals asked for pressure on county leaders to enact similar rules.
At least one Upstate hospital said it expects to receive doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this week. Others were not yet ready to provide information about the rollout.
On Tuesday, Bon Secours broke ground on the 41,450-square-foot medical facility on Simpsonville's Grandview Road. The pandemic set the timeline back about six months but completion is slotted for the end of 2021.
This move by the state's largest school district means that all responsibility for the attendance plans and daily work schedules of about 80,000 people lies in the hands of a single person.
Six sewer districts in Greenville County have until March 31 to willingly transfer their sewer to a seventh, unified system or they would lose control of their fire departments.
South Carolina's largest community provider of naloxone has quadrupled its distribution of the opioid overdose reversal drug as the pandemic rages on.
With federal officials signaling the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will be available by mid-December, hospitals and officials in the Upstate and around South Carolina are preparing.
Greenville County Council will discuss a resolution in support of wearing face masks to limit the spread of coronavirus. It stops well short of a mask mandate.
The department bought 127 of the units in September, enough to equip every cruiser in the agency. The compact machines can diagnose a variety of potentially deadly cardiac conditions and guide the operator on how best to treat them.
Kinder Morgan agreed to pay $1.5 million as part of settlement to help Anderson and Abbeville counties in the wake of a 2014 pipeline break that spilled 369,000 gallons of gas into a stream, surrounding soil and groundwater.
Upstate health officials are concerned about a dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations after Thanksgiving. The state Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 1,374 new positive cases on Monday, and Greenville County led the way with 218.
Public health officials say college students and others should get a coronavirus test before Thanksgiving travel and families should limit gatherings this year as Upstate and nationwide cases soar.
Greenville County middle schoolers will return to full-time, in-person instruction as coronavirus cases reach record levels. The district said its safety protocols have proven effective but warned a continued virus spike could cause plans to be scrapped.
In lawsuit that tested legality of Gov. Henry McMaster's continuing executive orders during the coronavirus pandemic, circuit court judge rules against Ike's Korner Grille, whose owner refused to require masks.