(Greenwood, S.C., October 17, 2018) Self Regional Healthcare hosted the 2018 Upstate Heart forum on Friday, October 12, at the Greenwood Federal Building.

Each year one upstate hospital hosts the event and partners with other healthcare organizations to support and present new information to those who work in the cardiology field and with STEMI (ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction) patients, who have endured very serious heart attacks.

This year, Self Regional teamed with AnMed, Greenville Hospital System, St. Francis Health System and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. The forum’s primary focus is to engage with cath labs, cardiologists, EMS agencies, respiratory therapists and registered nurses through informative presentations and demonstrations given by guest speakers.

Shelly Eidson, MBA, BSBA, STEMI Coordinator and Clinical Data Registry Coordinator for Self Regional Healthcare said, “New speakers are brought in each year who can touch on a piece of information regarding STEMI and cardiology so that all participating hospitals can gain more knowledge in the ever-changing cardiovascular environment.”

Dr. James Fuller, Cardiologist with Self Regional’s Advanced Cardiology Associates, spoke about innovations in cardiology, discussing new changes within the field and what the world should expect futuristically. Some changes in procedures and medications have already been made, while others are close to replacing current processes.

To learn more about the Self Regional Healthcare Heart and Vascular program, please visit www.selfregionalhealthcare.org.


About Self Regional Healthcare:

Self Regional Healthcare is a not-for-profit, regional referral hospital that provides care to residents of Greenwood, Abbeville, Laurens, Saluda, McCormick, Edgefield and Newberry counties. Services include prevention and wellness, acute care and tertiary care services including cancer care, neurosurgery, heart and vascular surgery, NICU, orthopedics and genetics. Self Medical Group is its employed physician affiliate network.