Prisma Health — an academic health system that is the largest not-for-profit healthcare delivery system in South Carolina — is committed to medical excellence through research, patient care and education. Prisma Health offers patients an innovative network of clinical integration, expertise and technologies through its eight medical campuses, tertiary medical center, research and education facilities, community hospitals, physician practices and numerous specialty services throughout the Upstate. The 1,358-bed system is home to 15 medical residency and fellowship programs. Prisma Health is also home to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, a joint effort of USC and Prisma Health. Visit ghs.org for more information.
CEO Profile: Spence Taylor, Greenville Health System
Spence M. Taylor, MD, President, joined Prisma Health in 1992. He is responsible for leading this highly integrated system, one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare providers in the Southeast with eight medical campuses, over 180 physician practice sites, more than 14,000 employees including over 1,100 physicians and providers, and operating revenues of approximately $2.3 billion. Before taking his current leadership role at Prisma Health, Dr. Taylor served as the system’s Vice President of Physician Engagement and President of the GHS Clinical University. He has also served as GHS’ Vice President of Academics, Executive Director of the University Medical Group, and chairman and program director for the Department of Surgery.
Under his leadership, Prisma Health has experienced unprecedented growth and advancement in academics, including the opening of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, development of a one-of-a-kind education and research model called the GHS Clinical University, and designation as an academic health center. He also led the expansion of the general surgery residency, creating the state’s only vascular surgery residency, and developing a minimal access surgery fellowship and vascular medicine fellowship.
Member Since: 1963