Greene receives healthcare award

EASLEY — At the recent annual meeting of the Carolinas Healthcare Public Relations/Ma

Allison Greene

Allison Greene

rketing Society (CHPRMS), Allison Greene was presented the John L. Thomason award.

The award, begun in 1986, honors a CHPRMS member for demonstrated excellence in the field of healthcare public relations and involvement in professional, civic, community and volunteer organizations.

Greene, a Greenville Health System (GHS) employee of 15 years, has served as manager of market development and public relations at Baptist Easley since February 2010. She began her career in the healthcare public relations field in 1992 as director of public relations for St. Francis Health System in Greenville. She joined GHS in 1997 and served in the marketing communications department until 2001. She joined St. Mary’s Health System, Athens, Ga., as director of marketing and public relations before returning to GHS and working as a patient advocate and service excellence coordinator for seven years. She has been a member of CHPRMS since 1992.

Greene’s nomination referenced, “Allison is quiet and reserved, a thinker and a listener. Other CHPRMS members would never know about what she has done in her life — either professionally or personally — because that’s the type of person she is…. for these and so many other reasons, including her professional achievements, awards and accolades, she should be recognized by CHPRMS as a John Thomason Award winner.”

The nomination included articles about her son’s traumatic illness and her subsequent kidney donation to him. According to the nomination, “it was a national news story and an amazing journey that connected her healthcare marketing and public relations profession to her personal life as a mother who saved her son’s life through organ donation.”

Since her son’s experience, Greene has become an advocate and spokesperson for organ donation.