Community Health Summit Announced by GHS

Greenville Health System today announces its 12th annual Community Health Summit will be held next month to raise awareness about diabetes and mental health. The event, which was formerly known as the GHS Minority Health Summit, also continues to transition to be a venue for youth to learn about careers in health care.

This year’s keynote speakers are known as “The Three Doctors.” These doctors are nationally known as the pact/promise makers. They are three friends who grew up in Newark, N.J., and vowed as teenagers to support each other on their journeys to become physicians.

The Community Health Summit will take place Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the TD Convention Center. It is free to attend, but registration is required through ghs.org/summit. Groups, including churches and schools, can register by calling 864-832-0260.

GHS Laurens County Memorial Hospital will be offering courtesy bus transportation to and from the event on April 7th. The bus will depart from the hospital parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and return by 3:30 p.m.

Justin Benfield, Chief Operating Officer for GHS South, said “The annual Health Summit is an experience we want to share with our community. We are hoping a crowd takes advantage of the courtesy bus transport and of the great information that will be shared throughout the day.”

Anyone interested in reserving a seat for the bus trip to Greenville should call Jamie Adair at 864-833-9131 or email jadair@ghs.org.