The Upstate area is blessed with having some of the best medical care available for its residents.
The Greenville Health System (GHS) which is comprised of eight hospital campuses and a number of outpatient facilities, is the largest health system in South Carolina. Its flagstone facility – Greenville Memorial Hospital – is the state’s largest acute care hospital with 746 beds. It contains Greenville’s only 24-hour Level 1 trauma center and dedicated chest pain center, children’s hospital and ER, pediatric ICU, and highest level neonatal ICU. The cardiac and women’s services are also among the largest in the state.
GHS was recognized for 2010-2011 as a top provider of Cardiac and Gastroenterology Care by U.S. News & World Report. It also boast the only Children’s Hospital in the Upstate.
The following hospitals in the Upstate are part of the Greenville Health System which is also the largest employers in the region:
- Greenville Memorial Medical Campus
- North Greenville Medical Campus
- Simpsonville Medical Campus
- Baptist Easley Medical Campus
- Patewood Medical Campus
- Greer Medical Campus
- Laurens County Memorial Hospital
- Oconee Medical Campus
In 2017, Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health merged forming Prisma Health, the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina.
Another health system in the Upstate is the Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. The following are the hospitals included in the system:
- St. Francis Downtown
- St. Francis Eastside
- St. Francis Outpatient Center
- Bon Secours St. Francis Surgery Center
The Bon Secours St. Francis Surgery Center is recognized as one of the best hospitals in the country by HealthGrades for heart surgery and overall orthopedic services.
In addition to the two health systems, Greenville’s Shriners Hospitals for Children is one of the 22 hospitals in the international health care system specializing in orthopedic and neuromuscular care. The hospital does not only provide quality care for the children in the state but also North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and nearby states. The hospital provides expert orthopaedic care to children under 18, free of charge.