Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health & Advocacy kicks off diaper bank

RE/MAX RESULTS Upstate and Western N.C. Donate More Than 10,000 Diapers to Launch Diaper Bank Greenville, S.C.—During National Diaper Need Awareness Week, The Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health & Advocacy of Prisma Health Children’s Hospital—Upstate launched a diaper bank to help ensure that every child in the community has enough diapers to remain clean,...
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Greenville-based MSI Mold Builders donates 30,000 “Ear Savers” to front-line workers at Prisma Health to ease potential mask-wear stress

GREENVILLE, SC – Ear-loop surgical masks are must-have personal protective gear for health workers, but, over a 12-hour shift, the straps can painfully rub delicate around-the-ear skin. MSI Mold Builders, which has a manufacturing plant in Greenville, stepped in to make and donate 30,000 “Ear Savers” for healthcare workers at Prisma Health after being told...
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Prisma Health launches iPad™ initiative to reconnect patients with their families during COVID-19 pandemic

GREENVILLE, SC – Amy Kinard, a patient at Prisma Health, was able to “see” her husband Tony for the first time in a week last Friday, thanks to an innovative initiative to help equip patients with iPads™ so they can keep in touch with families and loved ones despite current visitation restrictions. Mrs. Kinard, hospitalized...
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Prisma Health Collaborates with Ethicon Inc., part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, to Manufacture and Distribute the VESper™ Ventilator Expansion Splitter Device that is Authorized for Emergency Use Only During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Greenville, SC (April 6, 2020) – Prisma Health announced today that it is collaborating with Ethicon Inc., part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, to make and distribute a ventilator expansion device, called the VESper™ Ventilator Expansion Splitter. The VESper Ventilator Expansion Splitter is authorized for emergency use only to allow a single ventilator...
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Health Connection

Backed by a life of experience, Dr. Brenda Thames bridges the gap between health care providers and educators. Since she was a little girl growing up on a farm in rural Mississippi, Dr. Brenda Thames possessed a healthy respect for education and hard work. “In my parents’ eyes, if you combined those two, then the...
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An Upstate man was given 1 year to live. Thanks to a clinical trial, he’s still alive after 8

“Because of our NCI designation and support,” he said, “we can offer hundreds of leading-edge clinical trials that can provide treatments to patients years before approval by the FDA for general use.” More than 300 clinical trials are underway at Prisma’s Cancer Institute at any time and the hospital has been awarded more than $30...
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