GREER — Pelham Medical Center (PMC) is staying connected. Because of this, PMC, a division of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, was named a “Most Wired” health system for their focus on keeping patients’ data secure.
The 2016 Most Wired Survey measures the adoption level of information technology (IT) by hospitals throughout the United States. The study aids health system leaders in mapping their IT plans for the future.
“Pelham Medical Center leverages technology to achieve a high level of patient safety and satisfaction,” said Harold Moore, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System vice president and chief information officer. “One example is our use of Palm Vein Biometric Identification for patient registration, which was implemented in 2013. This technology improved patient identification and reduced the risk of identity theft.”
In 2015, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) was also recognized by Healthcare System Recognized by HIMSS Analytics as achieving Stage 6 — out of 7 stages — on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model. This recognition showcased SRHS’s advanced electronic patient environment, which resulted in faster clinical workflows in a more secure environment.
PMC and SRHS continue to build on this momentum in technological advances by implementing Epic, an enterprise-wide electronic health record system. Epic will link hospital departments and specialties; creating a single electronic record of a patient’s medical history. Implementation of this new system will transform the delivery of patient care; enhancing patient safety, treatment and service.
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System was recognized as Most Wired in 2003 and 2007, and PMC was recognized in 2015.
Offering emergency services, world-class cancer treatment, and surgical care and primary care, Pelham Medical Center is located at Westmoreland Road and Highway 14 in Greer, S.C. Pelham Medical Center consists of 48 inpatient rooms, four intensive care rooms and areas with telemetry for monitoring cardiac patients. The facility also has four operating suites and an emergency department with 11 rooms. The medical center complex includes the Medical Office Building, the Surgery Center at Pelham and the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute — Pelham.
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) offers a full spectrum of services through four hospitals: Spartanburg Medical Center, Pelham Medical Center, Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care and Union Medical Center. SRHS also includes Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 113-bed long-term care, skilled nursing facility that offers nursing care and rehabilitation services. SRHS provides unparalleled oncological care through the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute. The multidisciplinary Medical Group of the Carolinas has more than 300 physicians across seven counties in two states. SRHS employs nearly 6,000 associates and offers outpatient surgery centers, a vibrant post-acute division, and a Level I Trauma Center. U.S. News and World Report ranked Spartanburg Medical Center the No. 1 regional hospital in South Carolina in 2014-15. The Commission on Cancer gave Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute its Outstanding Achievement Award.
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