Greenville Health System Laurens County Memorial Hospital
The Laurens County Hospital opened in Laurens in 1911. To serve the Clinton area, the Hays Hospital was built in 1918. The facility burned in the 1920s and was rebuilt. A new two-story general hospital was erected in 1936. In 1962, the Bailey Memorial Hospital in Clinton came to fruition. In July of 1981, the boards of both hospitals approved a petition to merge into a single hospital district. The entire health service system then became known as the Laurens County Health Care System. On March 4, 1988, the Laurens County Hospital held its official groundbreaking ceremony at the new hospital site. After two years of construction, the hospital opened in November of 1989. The Laurens County Health Care System has sustained many changes since it was opened. We have grown into a hospital that not only cares for the sick, but also leads the community with outreach programs and services.
Nestled in the welcoming countryside in the center of upstate SC and ideally situated just off I-385, Laurens is just 30 minutes from Greenville, SC and 3 hours from Charleston, SC. One of America’s great small towns, Laurens is the county seat of Laurens County (county pop. 68,000, city 9,400). It is renowned for its people, architecture and culture. Laurens’ distinctive character and progress are the result of more than 200 years of thoughtful planning and achievement by countless citizens. Formerly a textile and glass production hub, it is now home to a major retail distribution center.
GHS employs 15,000 people, including 1,000+ physicians on staff. Our system includes clinically excellent facilities with 1,662 beds on 7 campuses. We currently host 15 residency and fellowship programs and we’re home to one of the nation’s newest medical schools – University of South Carolina School of Medicine - Greenville.
*Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program Qualified Employer*