Prisma Re-Opens North Greenville Emergency Room
Prisma Health re-opened the emergency department at its North Greenville Hospital at 7 a.m., Monday, March 27, thanks to the support of Greenville County.
The project was made possible by a public-private partnership between Prisma Health and Greenville County. In September, the county approved $13.49 million in one-time federal COVID-19 relief funds to help re-open the emergency department which had been closed in 2020 when the hospital was used as a COVID unit. Prisma Health started walk-in primary care in that space to address the urgent care needs of the community.
“Prisma Health is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the communities we serve, and we are excited about offering emergency services in North Greenville,” said Prisma Health Chief Operating Officer Clarence Sevillian. “This reopening is possible because of this partnership between Greenville County and Prisma Health, and our shared commitment to encourage the health and wellbeing of all people in the North Greenville community.”
Dan Tripp, chairman of the Greenville County Council, said, “This major investment by the County in the Prisma Health North Greenville Hospital Emergency Department (ED) ensures that residents will have convenient access to 24/7 emergency department care. This public-private partnership is a wonderful example of how a community can come together to find creative solutions.”
Rep. Mike Burns said, “I am thrilled Prisma Health and Greenville County have come together to reestablish emergency department services in northern Greenville County, even further enhancing the quality of life in one of the greatest communities in South Carolina.” Burns represents the S.C. House of Representatives district which includes Prisma Health North Greenville Hospital.
The ED space has been extensively re-upfitted and updated. It features eight patient treatment rooms, including a critical-care trauma room, new medical equipment, updated computer and IT support and expanded ambulance bay. The Emergency Department will be open 24/7 and be staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians, acute care trained nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists and paramedics.
“We’re proud to offer close-by emergency department care to our community and will continue our efforts to invest in the expansion of healthcare beyond the ED walls, continuing our commitment to expanding primary care options in the community,” said Adrienne Talbert, COO of the North Greenville Hospital and Greenville Memorial Hospital campuses.
Walk-in Care North Greenville, which had been located in the ED footprint post-COVID, will re-open in a larger space on the North Greenville Hospital Campus in the spring. The expanded primary-care space will allow for an additional four exam rooms, with recruitment already underway for an additional two providers. Prisma Health Travelers Rest Family Medicine is also recruiting for more providers. Prisma Health also sponsors health-awareness events in Travelers Rest.