Greenville Health System (GHS) receives numerous awards and recognitions each year. Below is a list of some of those honors received in FY 2013. Each is a demonstration of our commitment to heal compassionately, teach innovatively and improve constantly.
Greenville Health System has been included in Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2013 edition of “100 Integrated Health Systems to Know,” which features health systems that focus on the continuum of care, from wellness and preventive services to urgent care, inpatient care, outpatient care, hospice, health plan offerings and more. GHS is the only health system in the Upstate to make the list.
Diversity MBA Magazine has named GHS one of the top 50 companies for diverse managers and women to be employed. Companies included in this ranking have established programs that create access for women and people of color to move into leadership roles. GHS is the only healthcare provider in the state to make the list.
GHS was featured in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2013 Breastfeeding Report Card for increasing its rooming-in rate from 10 percent to more than 90 percent in one year! Rooming-in helps mothers and babies get acquainted after delivery, learn feeding cues and establish breastfeeding patterns.
The McNair Economic Development Impact Award recognized GHS for addressing the state’s physician shortage by helping to establish the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, the long-term economic impact of which will continue as more students and faculty move to the area. The award honors leadership, ingenuity and diligence in promoting economic development in South Carolina.
GHS was named a Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association. This is the fourth year GHS has received this award and the second year in a row it has achieved platinum status. Platinum-level employers offer physical activity options at the workplace, healthy eating options at work and promote a culture of wellness that includes measurable outcomes.
Baptist Easley Hospital, of which GHS is 50% owner, has earned gold status since 2011.
The S.C. Primary Health Care Association presented GHS with the Community Health Center Leadership Award. This award honors organizations that contribute to the community health center movement by demonstrating a commitment to the state’s medically underserved population through outstanding advocacy efforts.
All five GHS campuses in Greenville County have received the S.C. Hospital Association and North Carolina Prevention Partner’s Working Well Gold Apple Award. The award recognizes employers who provide healthy and affordable food options for employees.
In addition, GHS’ newest campus—Laurens Memorial Medical Campus—has been a Gold Apple winner since 2011. Baptist Easley, of which GHS is half owner, has been a Gold Apple recipient since 2012.
GHS’ employee tobacco cessation program received a Gold Star from the S.C. Hospital Association and N.C. Prevention Partners. The program offers coaching for employees and spouses and insurance rebates for non-tobacco users. GHS also maintains a tobacco-free policy on all of its medical campuses. Baptist Easley also has garnered Gold Star recognition since 2011.
GHS was the only company to receive a Gold Level Healthy Workplace Award from LiveWell Greenville at the inaugural LiveWell Healthy Workplace Expo and Awards Luncheon. GHS was recognized as a leader in supporting employee health and cultivating healthy work environments.
GHS was named 2012 Public Education Partner of the Year by Public Education Partners, a non-profit organization that supports and strengthens public education in Greenville County. This award is presented annually to a business that has had an outstanding impact on local public schools.
Upstate Forever tapped GHS with the Sustainable Communities Champion Award for its efforts to make active living opportunities more accessible and affordable through initiatives such as the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail and Greenville B-cycle bike share program.
The 2013 Spirit Award for Corporate Leadership from United Way of Greenville County was given to GHS. This award celebrates those who are leading and creating impact around United Way’s work through volunteerism, advocacy and outstanding philanthropic support.
GHS Children’s Hospital received the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2013 National Environment Leadership Award in Asthma Management. Children’s Hospital is one of three asthma management programs to receive this award. Hailed as a model for asthma care, the hospital’s Center for Pediatric Medicine Asthma Action Team oversees medical care, case management, school/daycare visits and environmental control home visits to more than 4,000 children and adolescents with asthma each year.
Patewood Memorial Hospital was tapped the April 2013 Healthcare Organization of the Month by Studer Group, an outcomes firm that implements evidence-based leadership systems to help companies produce outstanding results. This national award, presented monthly to an organization that stands out from its peers, serves as an example of what is right in health care.
Greenville Memorial Hospital (GMH) is the top hospital in the Greenville metro area and ranks among the very best in the state according to U.S. News’ 2013-2014 publication of America’s Best Hospitals. GMH also is listed as “high performing” in 10 specialties: cancer, cardiology/heart surgery, diabetes/endocrinology, gastroenterology/GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology/neurosurgery, orthopaedics, pulmonology and urology.
GMH received the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award for being one of the nation’s top hospitals that consumers choose for delivering high-quality health care. It is the only hospital in the state to earn this honor every year since the award’s inception in 1996.
Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award is Greenville Memorial Hospital. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in implementing an exceptional standard of care for heart attack patients.
GMH was listed among the top 50 most social media friendly hospitals for 2013 by MHADegree.org, an online community for those interested in pursuing a master’s degree in health administration. To achieve this recognition, hospitals first had to be ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Then they were scored based on the number of followers and amount of activity on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google Plus and Flickr. GMH was the only hospital in the Upstate to be ranked.
GHS’ Cancer Institute was presented with the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. The institute is one of a select group of only 79 U.S. healthcare facilities with accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for providing high-quality care. This is the second time GHS has received the Outstanding Achievement Award.
Baptist Easley Hospital was listed as one of 13 Top Rural Hospitals in the nation for 2012 by The Leapfrog Group. Top Hospital designation recognizes hospitals that deliver high-quality care in a safety-oriented environment. Baptist Easley was the sole hospital in South Carolina to earn this honor.
Baptist Easley Hospital is a 50/50 ownership/operation venture between GHS and Palmetto Health intended to enhance access to care, improve quality, and facilitate coordination of care between the area’s community and tertiary care hospitals.
Becker’s Hospital Review has named Baptist Easley Hospital to its rankings of “100 Great Community Hospitals,” a national list based on a hospital’s quality of care and service to the community. GHS is a 50% owner of this facility.
Patewood Memorial Hospital (PMH) has been awarded The Gold Seal of Approval by The Joint Commission for its total joint replacement program, involving knee, hip and shoulder replacements. PMH is the only hospital in South Carolina to receive the commission’s Gold Seal for its shoulder replacement program.
Patewood Memorial Hospital was named one of the 48 Quietest Hospitals in the U.S. by Becker’s Hospital Review. The list is based on HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey results reported in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Hospital Compare database between October 2011 and September 2012.
Patewood Memorial Hospital is one of three hospitals in the nation to be profiled in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Guide to Patient and Family Engagement. The report is intended to improve patient- and family-centered care at hospitals.
Becker’s Hospital Review has named Patewood Memorial Hospital to its list of the top 51 hospitals patients would definitely recommend. Results are based on the number of patients who reported “yes, they would definitely recommend the hospital” in the October 2011-September 2012 HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) Survey.
BlueCross BlueShield of S.C. recognized Patewood Memorial Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for quality in both spine surgery and in knee and hip replacement. In addition, Greer Memorial Hospital was recognized for knee and hip replacement surgery, and Greenville Memorial Hospital was recognized for spine surgery.
Hillcrest Memorial Hospital was awarded the Fountain Inn Chamber of Commerce Mayor’s Business Service Award during its annual meeting for outstanding service to the community.
The Department of Learning and Development (formerly Department of Education) recently received the 2012 Gold Star Award of Excellence from the Upstate S.C. Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development for Coaching Partnerships for its manager mentoring program. The award recognizes “outstanding effort in advancing the field of workplace learning and performance.”
Public and Community Relations received a Mercury Award of Merit and two Silver Wing Awards from the S.C. Public Relations Society of America (SCPRSA). The Mercury Award recognized GHS’ yearlong centennial celebration in 2012. Silver Wing Awards were presented for Go.Hunt.Scan., a community-wide digital scavenger hunt, and GHS’ 2012 Report to the Community, a multimedia report that illustrates how GHS employees help transform health care.
GHS’ Breast Health Program has been granted three-year/full accreditation from the National Accreditation for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. This is the second time GHS has earned this designation.
The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons recently granted three-year accreditation with commendation to the GHS Cancer Institute. Accreditation is limited to facilities that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of cancer care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and performance review.
GHS’ Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders has been accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). It is the only pediatric sleep center in the state to achieve this accreditation.
GHS has received full five-year accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc., a global group that serves as the “gold seal” for high-quality standards in research programs. GHS offers nearly 700 clinical trials—more than any other healthcare system in S.C.—including several first-in-human trials through its Institute for Translational Oncology Research.
The vascular lab at GHS’ Greenville, Patewood and Greer medical campuses has achieved accreditation from the Intersociety Accreditation Commission. Full three-year accreditation was received in extra-cranial cerebrovascular testing, peripheral arterial testing, peripheral venous testing and visceral vascular testing.