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Science leads to new medical advances every day. See what's new at AnMed Health and learn how we're fulfilling our vision of being recognized as the gold standard for health care quality and community health improvement.

If you are a member of the news media and need assistance, please call Ross Norton at (864) 512-3765 or email Ross.Norton1@anmedhealth.org.

News Releases
LifeFlight one of the few programs to carry blood products
Monday, July 21, 2014
With the help of technology tested in Afghan battlefields, LifeFlight’s emergency crew is equipped to use blood products to prevent a clotting disorder common in trauma cases and responsible for higher mortality rates.

AnMed Health LifeFlight became one of a handful of programs in the country to carry blood and fresh frozen plasma (FFP) on every call. read more ...
U.S. News ranks AnMed Health among the state's best
Friday, July 18, 2014
U.S. News & World Report has released its annual Best Hospitals rankings, placing AnMed Health among the state's best.

This year's Best Hospitals, the 25th annual edition, put a higher emphasis on patient safety than in previous years.

AnMed Health ranked second out of 90 hospitals in South Carolina – tied with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) – and was recognized among the Best Hospitals in the Upstate. read more ...
AnMed Health Women's and Children's Hospital becomes Upstate's first Baby-Friendly facility
Wednesday, July 09, 2014

AnMed Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital has been named the Upstate’s first Baby-Friendly Hospital, designated by Baby-Friendly USA, a national version of an initiative by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF – the United Nations Children’s Fund – to promote breastfeeding for new moms and their babies.

The Baby-Friendly Hospital initiative was created to foster maternity care practices that promote and support breastfeeding. It endorses “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding,” a bundle of science-based practices established as a global criteria to improving breastfeeding rates. These criteria are endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics in addition to WHO and UNICEF.

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Dr. Castillo joins AnMed Health Community Orthopaedics
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
The AnMed Health Physician Network is pleased to welcome Dr. Jesus A. Castillo.

Dr. Castillo recently joined Dr. Darius Divina at AnMed Health Community Orthopaedics. A board certified orthopaedic surgeon, he is a graduate of the Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He also has a master’s degree in biological sciences from Barry University in Miami, Fla., and a bachelor of arts from the University of South Florida in Tampa. read more ...
27th annual drive sponsored by WLOS News 13
Friday, June 13, 2014

WLOS News 13 and AnMed Health Blood Center are teaming up on a blood drive 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on June 19 at the Chick-fil-A on E. Greenville Street/Highway 81. Donors will receive a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A sandwich and a T-shirt. The theme for this 27th annual drive sponsored by WLOS News 13 is “Give so that someone might live!” For questions, call the AnMed Health Blood Center at 864.512.1135

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Survivors Day celebrates life after cancer
Monday, May 26, 2014
Hundreds of Upstate cancer survivors will join family, friends and AnMed Health’s staff on June 1 for a beach party celebrating Cancer Survivors Day.

Cancer Survivors Day is an annual celebration of life and a chance for survivors to connect with other men and women who have shared the same experience. The event includes beach music, refreshments and recognition of survivors. read more ...
Teddy Bear Clinic helps children’s medical fears disappear
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Teddy bears and other stuffed animals are invited to receive a free check-up Saturday, May 17 at the 8th annual AnMed Health Teddy Bear Clinic. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon outside AnMed Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital at 2000 E. Greenville St. in Anderson.

The Teddy Bear Clinic familiarizes children with hospital personnel and medical equipment by treating stuffed animals for common injuries and ailments. Upon arrival, each stuffed animal receives a hospital identification band. Kids then take their stuffed animals through a series of screenings and procedures. This includes measuring their weight, height and blood pressure as well as getting an x-ray. read more ...
AnMed Health recognized for heart failure care
Monday, May 05, 2014

AnMed Health has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients.

Get With The Guidelines–Heart Failure is a quality improvement program that helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.

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Hospital Auxiliary contributes $100,000 for cause
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The AnMed Health Auxiliary presented a $100,000 check to the AnMed Health Foundation to put toward its $1.2 million fundraising goal to purchase a mobile diagnostic unit.

The AnMed Health Auxiliary is an all-volunteer organization with a goal of improving the lives of patients and the community by supporting AnMed Health. The Auxiliary raises money through two hospital gifts shops and other activities through the year. read more ...
Dr. Khandakar joins AnMed Health Gastroenterology Specialists
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
The AnMed Health Physician Network is pleased to welcome Dr. Suresh Khandekar.

Dr. Khandekar recently joined Dr. Shahzad Sheikh at AnMed Health Gastroenterology Specialists. Certified by the American boards of Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine, he has two medical degrees from India. He also did a fellowship in internal medicine and residency in gastroenterology, both at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. read more ...
AnMed Brings New Surgeons to Cannon Memorial Hospital
Monday, April 28, 2014

AnMed Health is bringing surgeons from Piedmont Surgical Associates to Cannon Memorial Hospital in Pickens to begin practicing on May 5, 2014.

AnMed Health is working to ensure that Cannon Memorial Hospital is in a position to provide quality services consistent with a hospital of its size. Within its population, Pickens is seeing a growing need for specialty services.  Piedmont Surgical Associates will provide new technology, along with minimally invasive and advanced laparoscopic procedures.

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Free Sleep Center Seminar
Friday, April 25, 2014
AnMed Health in partnership with Elbert Memorial Hospital will host a seminar on sleep disorders and sleep center services offered at Elbert Memorial Hospital on May 29. The free talk will be from noon to 1 p.m. in the Charles Ruff Meeting Room at Elbert Memorial Hospital and presented by Jeff Cotton, AnMed Health Lung and Sleep Center manager. read more ...
Four AnMed Health nurses strike Palmetto Gold
Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Four AnMed Health nurses were recently recognized among the state’s best. Cynthia Swaney, Brenda Randolph, Martha Stratton and Lynne McCarragher are among the recipients of the 2014 Palmetto Gold Award.

The Palmetto Gold Nurse Recognition and Scholarship Program is South Carolina’s only statewide recognition program for nurses from all practice settings. Palmetto Gold selects the top 100 nurses from those who have been nominated to honor during a formal awards ceremony. read more ...
AnMed Health recognized for patient safety record
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
AnMed Health and the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) today announced the health system has received the South Carolina “Certified Zero Harm Award” to recognize excellent performance in patient safety.

Certified Zero Harm Awards are given when a hospital records no preventable hospital-acquired infections of a specific nature during a certain period of time. The data is then independently verified by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). The awards are presented at statewide SCHA meetings twice each year. read more ...
Sharing the Gift of Life
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Inaugural Wall of Hope Unveiled For Donate Life Month To Raise Awareness About Organ/Tissue Donation

April is designated as National Donate Life Month by the United States Department of Health and Human Service and Donate Life America. LifePoint and Donate Life South Carolina have partnered with AnMed Health for South Carolina’s first Wall of Hope exhibit. It is entitled “Sharing the Gift of Life” with the purpose to help raise awareness about the need for more organ and tissue donors in Anderson County and all of the state. The Wall of Hope consists of a series of full color panels that tell the stories of local transplant recipients and donors. Several of the panels present poignant facts/statistics about donation and dispel many of the most common myths surrounding donation. The read more ...
Dr. Kayrouz earns CPE credential
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Dr. Tom Kayrouz, AnMed Health vice president of medical affairs, has earned his Certified Physician Executive (CPE) credentials awarded by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management, a not-for-profit chartered by the American College of Physician Executives.

New CPEs will be honored in April at the American College of Physician Executives 2014 Annual Meeting and Spring Institute in Chicago.

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Youth Volunteer applications now being accepted
Thursday, March 13, 2014

AnMed Health’s Volunteer Services department is accepting applications for the 2014 Summer Youth Volunteer Program.

The program will consist of three separate two-week sessions: June 9-20; June 30-July 11; and July 21-Aug. 1. Students will participate in one session and must be willing to volunteer Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the entire two-week period. Students must be at least 15 years old to participate.

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Event to honor three extraordinary women
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Since April 1908, women of extraordinary passion, energy, commitment and clinical excellence have contributed to the evolution of AnMed Health. Each year during Women’s History Month, AnMed Health honors this tradition by holding the Extraordinary Women in Healthcare Awards and Symposium.

The 2014 symposium is at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 13 in the AnMed Health Cancer Center atrium. This year’s featured speaker is Dr. Ninfa Saunders, president and CEO of Central Georgia Health System.

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Dr. Netzler joins AnMed Health Arrhythmia Specialists
Monday, February 03, 2014

The AnMed Health Physician Network is pleased to welcome Dr. Peter C. Netzler.

Dr. Netzler’s office, AnMed Health Arrhythmia Specialists, is a new practice located at the AnMed Health North Campus, 2000 E. Greenville St., Suite 3100. read more ...
AnMed Health Pendleton Family Medicine to host open house
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The staff of AnMed Health Pendleton Family Medicine will host an open house on Sunday, Jan. 26 at their new home after moving earlier this month from the old and outdated location on Shirley Street. The new office is 6,624 square feet (almost 5,000 square feet larger than the old office) and now offers laboratory services.

The new office faces South Mechanic Street and is adjacent to Palmetto Bank. read more ...
Dr. Horn joins AnMed Health Pendleton Family Medicine
Thursday, January 16, 2014

The AnMed Health Physician Network is pleased to welcome Dr. Mary Ann Horn.

Dr. Horn recently joined Dr. Audrey Jones at AnMed Health Pendleton Family Medicine. A member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, she is a graduate of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Fla., and earned a bachelor’s degree in biological science from Clemson University.
 

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AnMed Health welcomes first baby of the New Year
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
AnMed Health Women's and Children's Hospital welcomed its first baby of 2014 at 3:36 a.m. Jan. 1. Bridget Catherine Dery, a 9-pound, 2-ounce girl, was born to Emily and Justin Dery of Anderson, S.C. Mother and baby are in good condition. read more ...
Cardiac care earns top award for AnMed Health team
Friday, December 27, 2013

AnMed Health is one of only 197 hospitals nationwide to receive one of the American College of Cardiology Foundation's top awards for implementing a higher level of care for cardiac patients for 2013.

Called the ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, it is a partnership between the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association with support from the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Society of Chest Pain Centers and the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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Cannon joins AnMed Health in integrated plan for future
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

AnMed Health and Cannon Memorial Hospital in Pickens have entered an integration agreement that becomes effective Jan. 1, 2014.

Cannon Memorial Hospital will be integrated into the AnMed Health system. However, it will remain its own entity -- a not-for-profit corporation -- and will continue to be governed by a separate board of trustees. Cannon Memorial will become a member corporation and AnMed Health will be its sole member.

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Dr. Idrees joins AnMed Health Rheumatology
Thursday, December 12, 2013
The AnMed Health Physician Network is pleased to welcome Dr. Irum Mona Idrees. Dr. Idrees' office is a new practice located at the AnMed Health North Campus, 2000 E. Greenville St., Suite 1300. read more ...
AnMed Health Foundation sets $1.1 million goal for mobile unit
Thursday, November 21, 2013

The AnMed Health Foundation is turning the battle against breast cancer into a street fight.

The foundation has set a $1.1 million fund-raising goal to put diagnostic equipment on the road. The funds will purchase a mobile diagnostic unit to take mammography and other screenings to people who can’t or won’t go to a doctor’s office for screenings.

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AnMed Health and Anderson District Five partner to open health clinic at Nevitt Forest Community Sch
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Anderson School District 5 conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony today for Nevitt Forest Health Connections, a partnership with AnMed Health. This new clinic places a highly qualified nurse practitioner on the school grounds for the students of Nevitt Forest Community School of Innovation. read more ...
Physician joins AnMed Health Carolina OB-GYN
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
AnMed Health Carolina OB-GYN welcomes Dr. Allison Gratzer Venturella. She joins physicians Shannon H. Bledsoe, Andrew Clark, Christopher R. Jennings and Jonathan D. Parker at the practice. read more ...
Drs. Abercrombie and Cline take lead in medical education
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Dr. Stoney Abercrombie and Dr. Matt Cline have newly expanded roles in AnMed Health’s medical education program.

After serving as director of the residency program since 2002, Dr. Abercrombie is now director of medical education. Dr. Cline takes over as director of the residency program after serving as associate director since 2000.

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Dr. Kayrouz named vice president of medical affairs
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Dr. Thomas M. Kayrouz has been named vice president of medical affairs at AnMed Health. He will be responsible for overseeing credentials and privileges of the medical staff and setting a course that maintains the highest standards of quality and patient safety. read more ...
Quinn Physical Therapy joins AnMed Health family
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Quinn Physical Therapy in Hartwell has joined the AnMed Health family after operating independently for more than seven years. The practice in Hartwell Station shopping center now will be known as AnMed Health Quinn Physical Therapy. read more ...
AnMed Health Pendleton Family Medicine to build new office
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
AnMed Health broke ground today on a new, larger office for AnMed Health Pendleton Family Medicine. The practice, which is currently located at 101 Shirley Street, will relocate when construction is complete in the spring of 2014. read more ...
AnMed Health Carolina Cardiology adds physician
Thursday, August 01, 2013
AnMed Health Carolina Cardiology is pleased to welcome Dr. Jeremy Parker, a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Parker joins Drs. Jerry Champ, Paul Jones, Scott Phillips, Brett Stoll, Satish Surabhi, and John Wendt at AnMed Health Carolina Cardiology. read more ...
AnMed Health Medicus ENT adds third physician
Monday, July 22, 2013

AnMed Health Medicus ENT is pleased to welcome Dr. Thomas Justin Way. Dr. Way joins Dr. Lawton Salley, Dr. Jane Reister and Shelley Wells, FNP at AnMed Health Medicus ENT.

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U.S. News ranks AnMed Health among best in the Upstate
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

U.S. News & World Report has released its annual Best Hospitals rankings. This year’s Best Hospitals, the 24th annual edition, showcases more than 720 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. Fewer than 150 are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties. The rest of the recognized hospitals met a standard of performance nearly as demanding in one or more specialties.

AnMed Health ranked fifth out of 90 hospitals in South Carolina and was recognized among the Best Hospitals in the Upstate. AnMed Health was also listed as high-performing in cancer, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology. 

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AnMed Health named among the nation’s “Most Wired” for the fourth consecutive year
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
AnMed Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s Most Wired hospitals and health systems, according to the 2013 Most Wired Survey. The survey results were released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. read more ...
AnMed Health Psychiatry welcomes second physician
Thursday, July 11, 2013
AnMed Health Psychiatry is pleased to welcome Dr. Amara Chudhary effective July 15. She joins Dr. Kashifia Hossain at AnMed Health Psychiatry. read more ...
AnMed Health, Williamston EMS team up in honor of National CPR/AED Awareness Week
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
In recognition of National CPR and AED Awareness Week (June 1-8), AnMed Health and Williamston EMS teamed up to provide training and education at the Williamston “Party in the Park” held in Mineral Springs Park on Friday, May 31. Nurses and emergency medical technicians trained more than 120 adults and youth in the American Heart Association’s “Hands Only CPR”. Medical experts also educated event attendees about the importance of calling 911 at the first sign of a cardiac emergency and instructed them in recognizing early heart attack warning signs. read more ...
AnMed Health Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers from the Joint Commission
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recently recognized AnMed Health with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Achievement of Primary Stroke Center Certification signifies an organization's dedication to fostering better outcomes for patients. AnMed Health's Primary Stroke Center Certification has demonstrated that their program meets critical elements of performance to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients. read more ...
AnMed Health announces new titles for four leaders
Monday, April 29, 2013
AnMed Health is pleased to announce new roles for four leaders within the organization -- Garrick Chidester, Lynn Gregory, Tina Jury and Kathy Deloplaine -- effective May 1. The title changes are a reflection of increased responsibilities assumed as a result of significant organizational changes over the past three years. read more ...
AnMed Health receives AHA's Mission: Lifeline Silver Quality Achievement Award for heart attack care
Thursday, April 25, 2013
AnMed Health has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes AnMed Health’s commitment and success in implementing a exceptional standard of care for heart attack patients. read more ...
AnMed Health receives AHA's Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
AnMed Health has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The recognition signifies that AnMed Health has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients according to the guidelines of care recommended by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology. This marks the third year that AnMed Health has been recognized with a quality achievement award. read more ...
AnMed Health Westside Family Medicine welcomes second physician
Friday, March 01, 2013
AnMed Health Westside Family Medicine is pleased to welcome Dr. Stuart Barnes, a board-certified internal medicine physician with more than 30 years experience. He joins Dr. Chris Boggs at AnMed Health Westside Family Medicine. read more ...
ENTs join AnMed Health Physician Network
Friday, March 01, 2013
Drs. Lawton Salley and Jane Reister, both board-certified otolaryngologists, joined the AnMed Health Physician Network on Mar. 1. Drs. Salley and Reister specialize in ear, nose and throat problems; head and neck surgery; allergy testing and treatment; and sinus and nasal surgery. read more ...
AnMed Health and Elbert Memorial Hospital finalize affiliation
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
After months of due diligence, tonight the Elberton-Elbert County Hospital Authority unanimously approved a 5-year affiliation/management agreement with AnMed Health. read more ...
AnMed Health joins South Carolina Safe Care Commitment to improve patient safety
Monday, February 25, 2013
AnMed Health today joined the South Carolina Safe Care Commitment, a multi-year engagement between the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare and the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) to strengthen processes, systems and structures, resulting in patient care that is consistently excellent and consistently safe. read more ...
AnMed Health Auxiliary inducts new officers
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
The AnMed Health Auxiliary inducted new officers during its annual meeting in January. read more ...
Scale Drive helps patients keep heart failure in check
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
AnMed Health will hold its 3rd annual CHF Scale Drive Feb. 1 through 28, in conjunction with American Heart Month and National Heart Failure Awareness Week.   read more ...
AnMed Health Carolina Kids welcomes second pediatrician
Monday, January 28, 2013
AnMed Health Carolina Kids is pleased to welcome Dr. Lisa Ruohoniemi, a board-certified pediatrician and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  She joins Dr. James Fieste and Dawn R. Russell, C-PNP, APRN, at AnMed Health Carolina Kids. read more ...
LifeFlight earns national accreditation
Monday, January 21, 2013

AnMed Health LifeFlight has received full accreditation from The Commission on the Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS). AnMed Health LifeFlight, a medical helicopter transport service, provides highly-skilled teams of flight nurses and paramedics to care for heart attack, stroke and trauma patients.

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Recognize the extraordinary women in your life
Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Nominations are now being accepted for the 8th annual Extraordinary Women in Healthcare Awards. The event recognizes women in three categories:

  • The Virginia Gilmer Extraordinary Woman in Healthcare Community Service Award
  • The Mildred Jones Extraordinary Woman in Health Leadership Award
  • The Gladys Grantland Extraordinary Woman in Clinical Excellence Award

Submit nominations by email to juana.slade@anmedhealth.org by 5 p.m.  Friday, Feb. 15.  Winners will be announced during the Extraordinary Women in Healthcare Awards and Symposium on March 14.

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AnMed Health earns AABB accreditation
Monday, January 07, 2013

AnMed Health Medical Center’s transfusion and donor center activities have earned accreditation from AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks). 


AABB's accreditation program assesses compliance with AABB standards as well as with the Code of Federal Regulations and federal guidance documents. AABB’s accreditation program has been recognized by the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Physician Network adds cardiothoracic surgery office
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Dr. J. Scott Kabas, a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon, joined the AnMed Health Physician Network on Jan. 1. read more ...
AnMed Health receives Magnet® recognition
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

On Dec. 17, AnMed Health became only the third health system in South Carolina to receive Magnet recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork, and superiority in patient care. Magnet recognition is determined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, which ensures that rigorous standards for nursing excellence are met.

 

The chair of ANCC’s Commission on Magnet Recognition delivered the news via conference call to a packed auditorium of nurses, executives, board members and staff. The room erupted in cheers upon learning AnMed Health’s application had been unanimously accepted for Magnet designation. With this credential, AnMed Health joins the Magnet community—a select group of 395 health care organizations out of nearly 6,000 U.S. healthcare organizations. read more ...
AnMed Health donates AEDs to community groups
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

With the donation of two automatic external defibrillators (AEDs), the staffs at Meals on Wheels and Special Population Recreation are better equipped to respond to sudden cardiac arrest, one of the leading causes of death in the United States.

 

During sudden cardiac arrest, the electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic or both, which causes the heart to suddenly stop beating.  According to the American Heart Association, sudden cardiac arrest takes as many as 460,000 lives each year.

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Anderson physician earns national medical leadership award
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Dr. William Vogenitz, medical director at AnMed Health Rehabilitation Hospital, recently received the 2012 Medical Leadership Award during HealthSouth’s Medical Directors’ Conference in Coral Gables, Fla. Dr. Vogenitz is one of only six physicians serving in HealthSouth’s network of more than 100 hospitals to earn this prestigious award, which recognizes excellence in medical and professional leadership, and exemplary performance in developing clinical staff and community involvement. read more ...
Five physicians join AnMed Health Neurology Consultants
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Drs. Sairah Bashir, Paul A. Brill, Arthur E. Jordan, Patti J. Patterson and H. Dean Reeves II have joined Dr. Kumar Patel at AnMed Health Neurology Consultants.  Drs. Brill, Patterson and Reeves previously practiced at Anderson Neurological Associates. read more ...
AnMed Health earns national recognition for heart attack care
Monday, October 22, 2012
AnMed Health is one of only 164 hospitals nationwide to receive the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s 2012 NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes AnMed Health’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. read more ...
AnMed Health receives the American Heart Association’s highest honor for a Fit-Friendly Worksite
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The American Heart Association recently honored AnMed Health as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite for helping employees eat better and move more. read more ...
Rehabilitation Hospital earns President’s Circle Award
Thursday, October 04, 2012
AnMed Health Rehabilitation Hospital is one of only 13 hospitals in HealthSouth’s nationwide network of 99 rehabilitation hospitals to receive the prestigious award. This distinction recognizes the hospital’s outstanding performance in development of clinical programs, quality of patient care services, employee retention and overall operational excellence. read more ...
AnMed Health earns innovation award from GE
Thursday, September 13, 2012
At this week’s annual meeting of the Centricity* Perioperative National Users’ Group, GE Healthcare announced AnMed Health (Anderson, S.C.), Cottage Hospital (Woodsville, N.H.), Maimonides Medical Center (New York City) and the University of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) as the winners of its 2012 Customer Innovation Awards. read more ...
Doctors get duct taped to a wall for a good cause
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Duct Tape a Doc is a competition to see which doctor can raise the most money and be duct taped to a wall the fastest. On Wednesday, Sept. 19, Dr. Szabolcs Batizy is up against Dr. Bill Buice at AnMed Health Medical Center. On Thursday, Sept. 20, Dr. Peter Cook Jr. will face off with Dr. Henry Hearn at the AnMed Health North Campus. read more ...
S.C. BlueChoice Medicaid, AnMed Health to help children with asthma
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
BlueChoice® HealthPlan of South Carolina’s Medicaid program is teaming up with Asthmania Academy at AnMed Health to help children ages 2 through 17 in Anderson County and surrounding areas who have asthma. read more ...
New equipment improves response to sudden cardiac arrest
Tuesday, August 28, 2012

AnMed Health LifeFlight is now equipped with a LUCAS Chest Compression System, allowing flight nurses and paramedics to respond even more efficiently to sudden cardiac arrest.

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AnMed Health Rehabilitation Hospital becomes nationally-certified in hip fracture rehab
Friday, August 24, 2012
AnMed Health Rehabilitation Hospital is now certified by The Joint Commission in hip fracture rehabilitation.The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest health care standards-setting and evaluating body. Earning Joint Commission certification is a big honor and a testament to quality of care the hospital provides. read more ...
AnMed Health Physician Network welcomes new doctors
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The AnMed Health Physician Network is pleased to welcome Dr. Katherine Beben and Dr. Syed Malik. read more ...
Poker run raises money for breast cancer screenings
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
AnMed Health’s 4th annual Ride for a Cure starts at 10 a.m. Aug. 25.  Ride for a Cure is a poker run to raise money for free mammograms for women who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford one. read more ...
AnMed Health earns 5-Star Awards for patient satisfaction
Monday, August 06, 2012
Three AnMed Health entities earned 5-Star Awards from Professional Research Consultants (PRC) during the company’s Excellence in Healthcare Conference. AnMed Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital, AnMed Health Kids’ Care and AnMed Health Pediatric Therapy Works were recognized for scoring in the top 10 percent of PRC’s national client database. 
Urology practice joins AnMed Health Physician Network
Friday, August 03, 2012
The AnMed Health Physician Network welcomed its first urology practice this week. Urologic Surgery Associates, the practice of Drs. Dennis S. Whatley, R. Kirk Seiler and Vidal M. Despradel is now AnMed Health Urology. AnMed Health Urology specializes in helping people with urinary and reproductive conditions. read more ...
Arts Infustion Art Show & Sale is accepting submissions
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The 3rd annual Arts Infusion Art Show & Sale will be held Aug. 2 to Aug. 29 in the AnMed Health Cancer Center atrium. Artists of all levels and ages, cancer survivors and anyone touched by cancer is invited to participate. Arts Infusion is accepting applications for paintings, sculpture, pottery, photos and other artwork. read more ...
AnMed Health Physician Network welcomes new doctors, offices
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The AnMed Health Physician Network recently added a new primary care practice, a gynecologic oncology office and a new bariatric surgeon. read more ...
U.S. News ranks AnMed Health among best in the Upstate
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
U.S. News & World Report today released its annual Best Hospitals rankings. AnMed Health ranked seventh out of 65 hospitals in South Carolina and was recognized among the Best Hospitals in the Upstate. AnMed Health was also listed as high-performing in nephrology and pulmonology. read more ...
AnMed Health named among the nation's Most Wired
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
AnMed Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s Most Wired hospitals and health systems, according to the 2012 Most Wired Survey. The survey results were released today in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. read more ...
Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act is encouraging news for the thousands of Upstate residents who were considered “uninsurable” and the many workers who feared losing their health insurance when they needed it most. read more ...
$40 million project to bring senior housing, health care and retail to Hart County
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
More than 46 acres along U.S. 29 between Hartwell and Anderson will soon be home to an upscale, yet affordable senior living facility and state-of-the-art medical complex. The $40 million mixed-use development will include independent and assisted living for seniors, professional and health care office space, as well as an assortment of retail and commercial facilities. read more ...
Elbert Memorial Hospital announces plans to affiliate with AnMed Health
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Tonight, the Elberton-Elbert County Hospital Authority accepted a Letter of Intent (LOI) from AnMed Health, the first step toward making the Anderson-based health system Elbert Memorial Hospital’s new management affiliate. read more ...
Survivors Day celebrates life after cancer
Monday, June 04, 2012
On June 10, hundreds of Upstate cancer survivors will join family, friends and AnMed Health’s staff for a beach party celebrating Cancer Survivors Day. read more ...
Teddy Bear Clinic helps children’s medical fears disappear
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Teddy bears and other stuffed animals are invited to receive a free check-up Saturday, May 12 at the 6th annual AnMed Health Teddy Bear Clinic. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon outside AnMed Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital at 2000 E. Greenville St. in Anderson. read more ...
Psychiatry practice joins AnMed Health Physician Network
Monday, May 07, 2012
Anderson Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, the practice of Dr. Kashfia D. Hossain, is now AnMed Health Psychiatry. Anderson Psychiatry and Psychotherapy joined the AnMed Health Physician Network on May 1. read more ...
Blood center celebrates donors during annual dinner
Saturday, April 28, 2012
The AnMed Health Blood Center recently honored more than 100 Upstate residents for giving others life by giving of themselves. read more ...
RNs receive South Carolina’s highest nursing honor
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Three AnMed Health nurses were recently recognized among the state’s best. Nedra Brown, surgery nurse manager; Susanna Merriman, a registered nurse at AnMed Health Pediatric Associates; and Laura Saylors, AnMed Health’s palliative care coordinator; are among the recipients of the 2012 Palmetto Gold Award. read more ...
New gallbladder surgery allows for fast recovery with little to no scarring
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
AnMed Health patients now have a less invasive option for gallbladder removal. Using minimally-invasive, robot-assisted technology, patients can undergo a gallbladder removal in about the same amount of time as a lunch break. With the da Vinci Surgical System, patients requiring gallbladder removal can be home in time for dinner with only mild discomfort and little to no visible scar. read more ...
Rehabilitation Hospital named a Stroke Center of Excellence
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
AnMed Health Rehabilitation Hospital is one of only 12 hospitals in HealthSouth’s network of almost 100 rehabilitation hospitals to be recognized as a 2012 Stroke Center of Excellence. This designation is part of a HealthSouth’s internal recognition program to highlight accomplishments in patient outcomes and satisfaction. read more ...
AnMed Health announces ALERTS Pivotal Study for implantable cardiac monitor and alert system
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
New study evaluates the safety and effectiveness of an implantable device, designed to reduce patient time to the ER and improve survival rates from heart attack in high-risk patients. read more ...
AnMed Health Rehabilitation Hospital receives national recognition for patient care
Thursday, March 15, 2012
AnMed Health Rehabilitation Hospital has received top recognition from Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) for the fourth time. AnMed Health has ranked in the top 10 percent of qualifying rehabilitation hospitals for 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2007. read more ...
WORKING WELL initiative recognizes AnMed Health for excellence in employee wellness programs
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Working Well, a collaboration between the South Carolina Hospital Association and NC Prevention Partners, has recognized the hospitals affiliated with AnMed Health for meeting its Gold standards for employee wellness programs addressing physical activity, nutrition and tobacco use. read more ...
Event to honor three extraordinary women in health care
Monday, March 05, 2012
Since April 1908, women of extraordinary passion, energy, commitment and clinical excellence have contributed to the evolution of AnMed Health. Each year during Women’s History Month, AnMed Health honors this tradition by holding the Extraordinary Women in Healthcare Awards and Symposium. read more ...
Gastroenterology practice joins AnMed Health Physician Network
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Consultative Gastroenterology is now AnMed Health Gastroenterology Specialists. Consultative Gastroenterology, the practice of Dr. Shahzad Sheikh, joined the AnMed Health Physician Network on March 1. read more ...
AnMed Health to offer a free ICD Support Group
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Dr. Joseph Manfredi of AnMed Health Arrhythmia Specialists offers a free ICD Support Group for Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator recipients, their family members and friends. The group meets quarterly, and each meeting features an interactive lecture about life with an ICD. This month’s topic is “Living With Your ICD.” read more ...
Scale Drive helps patients keep heart failure in check
Monday, February 13, 2012
AnMed Health will hold its 2nd annual CHF Scale Drive Feb. 13 through 29, in conjunction with American Heart Month and National Heart Failure Awareness Week. read more ...
Youth volunteer applications now being accepted
Thursday, February 09, 2012
Volunteer Services is now accepting applications for the 2012 Summer Youth Volunteer Program. read more ...
Wren Family Medicine to celebrate grand opening
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
AnMed Health Wren Family Medicine will hold a grand opening Feb. 12 from noon to 2 p.m. Residents are invited to meet the doctors, tour the practice and enjoy free refreshments. Attendees will receive free water bottles and can register to win a new bicycle. read more ...
AnMed Health Family Medicine Center names waiting room in honor of two former patients
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
The AnMed Health Family Medicine Center, the practice site for the AnMed Health Family Medicine Residency Program, recently honored two of its former patients by dedicating its waiting room in their honor. read more ...
AnMed Health named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
AnMed Health is among the nation’s Best Regional Hospitals 2011-12, according to U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals. U.S. News annually publishes the Best Hospitals rankings in July. read more ...
18th annual Camellia Ball to be held Feb. 4
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Black-tie fundraising event to raise money for AnMed Health Pediatric Therapy Works read more ...
New CNO joins AnMed Health Rehabilitation Hospital
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Trent Praytor, RN, MSN, recently joined AnMed Health Rehabilitation Hospital as its chief nursing officer. read more ...
Upstate residents now have access to a proven non-drug treatment for depression
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
In January, AnMed Health became the first facility in the Upstate to offer NeuroStar TMS Therapy. This non-invasive, non-drug therapy is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of adults with major depressive disorder. read more ...
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