Greenville Chamber President and CEO, Carlos Phillips, released the following statement in regards to local ownership of Greenville Health System:
“Our community has engaged in a pitched debate about the future of health care over the past several years.
“The Greenville Chamber supports continued local control of Greenville Health System and the health care and economic decisions made by a major health system. A locally owned GHS means we have community leadership committed to providing access to high-quality and affordable health care.
“In addition to the potential impact on health delivery, GHS is one of the area’s largest employers. Local control of GHS ensures retention of thousands of highly educated, trained and talented professionals and the continued training of the next generation at the medical school.
“The Greenville Chamber encourages policymakers and community leaders to support this significant community asset. We hope local medical professionals will continue to make the critical decisions needed to continue the delivery of exceptional care and the economic benefits provided by GHS, sensitive to but unencumbered by governmental control.
“Please contact your senators today and ask them to support a strong, locally owned Greenville Health System.”
To find out who your Senator is, click here.
Senator Karl Allen (803) 212-6008
Senator Tom Corbin (803) 212-6100
Senator Shane Martin (803) 212-6420
Senator William Timmons (803) 212-6008
Senator Danny Verdin (803) 212-6230