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Old 07-18-2008, 05:26 PM
 
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Does anyone have an opinion about the hospitals in Greenville. I will be looking in the Greenville area as a possible retirement area at the end of this month. Any good suggestions as to areas to look at. At our age health issues are constantly arising; that is the reason for the question.
Also what about Anderson and Easley?
Thanks
Bernie
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:47 PM
 
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I don't have any answers but will echo bump your question. I have *heard* Greenville Hospital system is good from some medical people I know who work in the area. No top notch hospitals like Johns Hopkins, Duke, MD Anderson etc. though.
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:34 PM
 
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The Greater Greenville area is served by 4 hospital systems, I believe:

Greenville Hospital System (downtown, Simpsonville, eastside, Travelers Rest)
Spartanburg Regional (Greer)
St Francis (Eastside, downtown)
Palmetto Health Baptist (Easley)

Am I missing any?
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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I'd like to know more about this too as a recent transplant to the area and in need of new healthcare providers. Anyone know of a good internist, preferaby female, that's accepting new patients while we're on the subject?
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Old 07-19-2008, 02:22 AM
 
Location: Greenville, S.C., USA
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Does anyone have an opinion about the hospitals in Greenville. I will be looking in the Greenville area as a possible retirement area at the end of this month. Any good suggestions as to areas to look at. At our age health issues are constantly arising; that is the reason for the question.
Also what about Anderson and Easley?
Thanks
Bernie
I recommend looking around the GHS main campus on Grove Road at Faris Road. Swansgate and Chanticleer are very nice neighborhoods to live, if you are looking for high class dwelling next to the Upstate's largest hospital complex. The Augusta Road area surrounding the campus is full of nice quality established and new homes under large old trees.

The Pelham-Batesville area is very nice if you like newer suburban subdivisions near the Eastside/Greer hospitals. Additional roads in that area to check out include Brushy Creek Road, Suber Road, S.C. 14, and Roper Mountain Road.
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:34 AM
 
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We have some of the best hospital systems in the entire U.S. We are now a medical research campus city for the Medical University of S.C. Come to Greenville, you will get quality health care in some of the most modern facilities of anywhere in the nation.
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Old 07-19-2008, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Greer, SC
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PhotogGal,

My doctor is at Oaktree Medical Center at 3505 Pelham Road (on the I-85 end of Pelham). The few times I've been there, I've seen the physician's assistant, Sital Patel, who is absolutely phenomenal. I'm WAY happier with care from Sital than from other MD's in the past. And, I know that if she has any questions, there are 2 female internists right there.

Just my two cents!
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Old 07-22-2008, 01:16 PM
 
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Thanks for all the info. I just found the thread again.
I will be in the area next week looking around.
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Old 07-23-2008, 03:46 PM
 
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This is probably way more than you want to know, but I know a little bit about hospitals so I thought I would chime in...

Greenville Memorial Hospital is the largest hospital in the state, and is the main campus for Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center. As an academic medical center, Greenville Memorial Hospital serves as a teaching hospital as well as a source of research into new therapies and cures. It has a good reputation, and continues to make great strides. The trauma center is level 1 (i.e., can handle any case that walks in the door), and as a result it serves as the tertiary care center for the entire Upstate region. You will also find just about every specialty and subspecialty there. Unless you have the rarest of diseases, they will be able to help you.

One good thing about GHSUMC is that it is part of the University HealthSystem Consortium, an alliance of the nation's leading academic medical centers. Here's a brief PDF file explaining what that means:

http://www.ghs.org/cms400example/uploadedFiles/UHC%20Membership.pdf (broken link)

GHSUMC also has hospitals scattered around the Greenville metro area, many of which serve as smaller community hospitals that handle mostly minor procedures and outpatient visits. Most are new, and many are good too - but they refer their complex cases to Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital has been in Greenville for many years. It is a private hospital, and its main campus is located on the edge of the downtown area. It is a very good hospital in my opinion, and is preferred by some because it is private (as opposed to Greenville Memorial, which is public). I have had very good experiences with St. Francis, even when I have had relatives who were hospitalized. As with Greenville Memorial, I feel that the physicians and allied health professionals at St. Francis are excellent.

Bon Secours St. Francis also has multiple locations. Aside from their downtown hospital, they have St. Francis Women's & Family Hospital in the midtown area and are starting construction on a new hospital in the Millennium Campus area uptown.

I am not as familiar with Spartanburg Regional Hospital, but I know that it excels in stroke treatment. They, too, have multiple locations in the Greenville-Spartanburg metro.
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:35 PM
 
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I have a friend that works at GHS and they would not take their dog there. They have shared numerous goof ups at the hospital. I would recommend An-med. I've heard great things about them. But then again, depending on your health conditions, you may need a hospital that offers more...
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