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Team of believers

When her opportunity for a coveted pediatric oncology internship seemed to be slipping away, Madison Ritter's Furman mentors went to bat

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Partners for a healthier Greenville

The South Carolina Medical Legal Partnership connects Furman University, the Greenville Health System and South Carolina Legal Services in efforts to improve health outcomes in Greenville.

GHS and Furman: Academic Partners

Greenville Health System president Spence Taylor writes about the organization’s efforts to create healthier communities and serve as an academic health center for the region.

Focusing on Community Health

Furman's new Institute for the Advancement of Community Health will be devoted to supporting healthier lifestyles in the local community.

Greenville Health System

Bridging language barriers to healthcare

  She met her new friends for the first time on the sixth floor of Greenville Memorial Hospital. And when they saw some of the first pictures of their newest family member, McKenna Luzynski ’18 was there to share their joy. “I got to see the ultrasound and watch the mom interact with the sonographer […]

Furman, USC School of Medicine Greenville forge new early admissions agreement

A unique agreement between Furman and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville (USCSOMG) will allow up to five Furman juniors each year to gain early admission to the medical school. The arrangement is designed to help Furman’s pre-med students avoid the expense, travel and stress of the regular medical school admission process as they complete their degree programs at the university. Rising juniors at Furman, or members of the Class of 2017, are eligible to participate in the new early admissions program.

Hestermann named executive director of GHS partnership

Furman University and Greenville Health System (GHS) announced today that Furman biology professor Eli Hestermann will assume the responsibilities of overseeing the new academic partnership between the two organizations. As Executive Director of Health Education/Undergraduate Studies and Students, Hestermann will work with Furman and GHS officials to develop programs for undergraduate college students who are interested in pursuing health careers.

Furman part of newly designated academic health center

Greenville Health System was not only named an academic health center this week; it joined with partners Clemson University, Furman University and the University of South Carolina to announce a unique “clinical university model” that will help pave the way for breakthroughs in healthcare delivery, access and affordability. GHS’ hospital-centric model is the first of its kind in the nation.