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Published on August 03, 2015

Wallace Thomson Hospital is now Union Medical Center

SRHS now operating Union hospital

Effective Aug. 2, 2015, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System assumed operational management of Wallace Thomson Hospital and Ellen Sagar Nursing Home in Union, SC, as a part of the Union Hospital District bankruptcy settlement plan.

“This is an exciting time for our community,” said Paul Newhouse, president of Union Medical Center. “There are many benefits of belonging to a larger healthcare system, such as access to multi-specialty physicians and the most advanced technologies.”

Since 1921, Wallace Thomson Hospital, a 50-bed hospital, dedicated itself to serving the needs of Union County. Now the hospital is enhancing operations as it becomes a division of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS). Ellen Sagar Nursing Home will change to Ellen Sagar Nursing Center.

“SRHS’s affiliation with Union will offer enhanced services and clinical capability, high-quality care and a better patient care experience,” said Bruce Holstien, CEO of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. “SRHS is investing in the future of health care in Union County.”

UMC will continue to offer emergency, outpatient, laboratory, radiology, and pharmacy services, and will continue to admit patients for routine hospitalizations. OB/GYN services will be offered on an outpatient basis, including pre- and post-natal care. Babies will be delivered at Spartanburg Medical Center, where mothers can benefit from 24-hour OB/GYN care, neonatologists, anesthesiologist, private labor-and-delivery and mother-baby suites, a lactation center, and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Other services that were available at Wallace Thompson Hospital will be offered through Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

Along with hospital services, UMC offers nursing care and rehabilitation services through Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, formerly Ellen Sagar Nursing Home, a 113-bed long-term care, skilled nursing facility.
In addition to renaming the hospital and the nursing home, SRHS plans to purchase land in Union County to relocate Union Medical Center, to build a brand-new facility.

With the transition, seven Union physicians will be joining the Medical Group of the Carolinas (MGC), SRHS’s physician group, allowing the physicians group to continue to grow and care for more communities. MGC welcomes the following physicians to its practices:

• Natashia Jeter, MD, MGC – OB/GYN – Union
• David Keith, MD, MGC – Family Medicine – Union Eastside
• Sunitha Nagubilli, MD, MGC – Family Medicine – Union Westside
• Kenneth Webb, MD, MGC – Family Medicine – Union Westside
• Robert Wentz, MD, MGC – Family Medicine – Union Eastside
• Robert Yannetti, MD, MGC – Internal Medicine – Union and Whitmire
The new facility is expected to be built in 2017. Once completed, the new facility will provide enhanced services and clinical capabilities providing a higher quality care to the residents of Union County.


About Union Medical Center

Since 1921, Wallace Thomson Hospital dedicated itself to serving the needs of Union County. In 2015 Wallace Thomson Hospital became Union Medical Center, a division of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS). Under its new name, Union Medical Center (UMC), patients enjoy the benefits of belonging to an integrated healthcare delivery system, which includes coordinated care of medical services, access to a multi-specialty physician group, increased efficiencies and access to the most advanced technologies. UMC is a 50-bed hospital located in Union, SC. Its mission is to provide quality health care to the residents of Union County. UMC offers emergency, outpatient, laboratory, radiology, and pharmacy services. Other services are available through Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.
In addition to renaming the hospital, SRHS plans to purchase land in Union County to build a brand-new facility in 2017.


About Ellen Sagar Nursing Center

Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, a division of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, is a 113-bed long-term care, skilled nursing facility that offers nursing care and rehabilitation services. Ellen Sagar’s full-time staff works with residents and families to help residents adjust to living in a new environment, including providing emotional care. Rehabilitation services include speech therapy for conditions such as swallowing deficits and communication difficulties; occupational therapy to help patients regain their strength and re-learn many actives of daily life such as grooming; and physical therapy such as including range of motion to pain management.

About Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) offers a full spectrum of services through three hospitals: Spartanburg Medical Center, Pelham Medical Center and Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care. SRHS provides unparalleled oncological care through the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute. The multidisciplinary Medical Group of the Carolinas has more than 300 physicians across seven counties in two states. SRHS employs nearly 6,000 associates and offers outpatient surgery centers, a vibrant post-acute division, a Level I Trauma Center, and Advicare, a licensed Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). Advicare provides Medicaid services to residents throughout the state of South Carolina. U.S. News and World Report ranked Spartanburg Medical Center the No. 1 regional hospital in South Carolina. The Commission on Cancer gave Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute its Outstanding Achievement Award.

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