Healthcare – Greenville Area Development Corporation

Greenville has some of the best healthcare services and facilities in the state, if not the Southeast.  Two major hospitals – Greenville Health System (GHS) and Bon Secours St. Francis Health System – offer high-level medical care, with services such as a level-one trauma center and cancer centers.  In addition to these hospitals, Greenville is also home to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, as well as a number of other healthcare groups.

Greenville Health System

Greenville Health Systems is a not-for-profit, patient-centered, teaching and research institution. It is one of the largest health systems in the Southeast and the Upstate’s only academic medical center. GHS provides patients with a sophisticated network of expertise and technologies through its tertiary medical center, research and education facilities, community hospitals, wellness centers, physician practices, and numerous specialty facilities in upstate South Carolina. GHS has 902 research studies including 384 clinical trials that are investigating new therapies, medications, medical devices, vaccines, and new ways of using existing treatments. Areas of study include oncology, pediatric oncology, women’s health, cardiology, and vascular disease. GHS also participates in applied basic science to support the development of new medical devices and drug therapies in oncology, reproductive endocrinology, and vascular surgery.

  • Eight inpatient hospitals (5 in Greenville County)
  • Outpatient care at more than 100 locations across the Upstate
  • 14,787 employees with 997 staff physicians and 4,185 registered nurses
  • 228 resident physicians in fifteen residency and fellowship programs
  • 311 medical students
  • The region’s only Level I trauma center
  • South Carolina’s most comprehensive women’s health program
  • The Upstate’s only Children’s Emergency Center and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • A Regional Perinatal Center and Greenville’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Advanced clinical research including a Biomedical Research Collaborative partnership with Clemson University

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System is a faith-based, non-profit, private health system that is Good Help to Those in Need in Upstate South Carolina. With two major hospitals, dozens of outpatient locations and hundreds of physicians from all specialties, Bon Secours St. Francis offers advanced clinical care with personal, compassionate care unmatched in the area.

Bon Secours St. Francis also recently opened the newest Cancer Center in the Southeast, the St. Francis Cancer Center. This freestanding cancer center offers comprehensive cancer care under one roof, and is home to the latest technology available in radiation oncology, the TrueBeam linear accelerator. In addition to its award-winning patient focused design, the St. Francis Cancer Center also offers dozens of clinical trials usually reserved for large, national institutions.

Bon Secours St. Francis has received recognition from:

  • Truven Health Analytics, as the only hospital in SC to be named a Top 100 Hospital (2014-2015)
  • Healthgrades, as a Distinguished Hospital of Clinical Excellence and recipient of the Outstanding Patient Experience Award (among dozens of additional awards)
  • Becker’s Hospital Review, as one of the 100 Great Community Hospitals
  • Local Greenville News readers, voted Best Hospital in the Upstate

In addition, Bon Secours St. Francis has a unique connection with Upstate residents through the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Through this partnership with the Greenville Arena District, Bon Secours St. Francis is integrating health and wellness initiatives into this entertainment venue – engaging visitors and helping them lead healthier, happier lives.

Shriner’s Children’s Hospital

Shriner’s Children’s Hospital provides free care to patients under 18 experiencing orthopedic problems.  In addition to therapy, the county school system provides classes for its patients.

Pelham Medical Center

Located at the intersection of Westmoreland Road and Highway 14 in Greer, SC, Pelham Medical Center (PMC) is Greer’s only certified Primary Stroke Center. Pelham Medical Center is part of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. PMC provides a wide range of medical care, including surgery, intensive care, emergency room services, world-class cancer treatment and primary care. PMC is a 48-bed facility, including an intensive care unit, with a full array of outpatient and diagnostic services, operating suites and an emergency department staffed 24/7 by expert clinicians. All physicians are board-certified in emergency medicine; the nurses have 100-plus combined years of experience and are prepared to handle emergencies, big or small. Specializing in medical oncology and radiation oncology, the renowned Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute at Pelham delivers comprehensive, personalized cancer care to patients in one convenient location. Adjacent to the medical center and Medical Office Building is the Pelham Ambulatory Surgery Center, the first freestanding outpatient surgery center in the Greer area. The facility is a joint venture between local physicians and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute at Pelham

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute at Pelham, a division of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, is located in Greer and opened in 2013. Radiation and medical oncology services are offered in one convenient location, providing the Upstate of South Carolina easy access to the highest quality cancer care.

Located across from Pelham Medical Center on Highway 14 in Greer, Gibbs at Pelham features a soothing space filled with natural sunlight, gardens, flowing water and music. Patients have access to outstanding patient-centered care, treatment review, clinical research trials and advanced technology.

Services at this Location:

  • CyberKnife Radiosurgery System
  • TrueBeam Radiotherapy System
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Infusion Center
  • Medical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Future Growth

In November 2015, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System announced the investment of $65 million into a new cancer center in Greer. The Spartanburg Regional Foundation is leading a capital campaign to raise money for the state-of-the-art cancer center. Lead donors include the Milliken family, Marsha and Jimmy Gibbs, Lindsay Webster and the Montgomery family.

Construction of the 198,000 square-foot, seven-story facility is scheduled to to be completed mid-2018.

With cancer treatment and support services under one roof, the new facility will house research, education and a healing environment for patients. Numerous physicians will collaborate to incorporate technology across the fields of research and treatment to ensure that every patient receives the best personalized cancer care possible.

Medical Group of the Carolinas

Medical Group of the Carolinas is a group of more than 300 physicians with more than 22 specialties and 28 primary care locations throughout the Upstate of South Carolina and western North Carolina. Our Greenville county locations include:

  • Medical Group of the Carolinas – Family Medicine – Mountain Park in Travelers Rest
  • Medical Group of the Carolinas – Family Medicine – Five Forks
  • Medical Group of the Carolinas – Immediate Care Center – Pelham

For a full list of practice locations, visit

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