Entries by Mary Lyle Smith

Self Regional Healthcare Celebrates 65 Years of Service

Jim Pfeiffer, president and CEO of Self Regional Healthcare, said “while much has changed on this campus, one thing that has remained constant over the last 65 years is this institution’s commitment to the healthcare needs of Greenwood and the Lakelands region. Today we pay tribute to Mr. James C. Self Jr.; whose generosity built Self Memorial Hospital after a tornado severely damaged the original hospital structure. Philanthropy built this hospital and philanthropy has never been more important to ensuring our future.”

First Use of BRYAN™ Artificial Disc in Upstate SC Performed by Self Regional Physician

Cervical disc replacements are performed to relieve chronic pain from nerve pressure in the neck. A problematic disc is removed from the patient’s spinal column and an artificial disc is then put in its place. During a 2 level procedure, two offending discs are replaced using synthetic cervical discs, in this case the BRYAN™ device, manufactured by Medtronic.