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May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

On May 14, 2015, to honor Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (May), the staff of the SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy traveled to Dillon to celebrate the work and dedication of local providers, legislators, and community members who are doing great things throughout the county. A proclamation was signed acknowledging May as National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month.

The visit to Dillon was hosted by the Dillon County Teen Pregnancy Task Force, led by McLeod Dillon.

In the las...

27th Annual McLeod Dillon Teenage Summer Volunteer Program

McLeod Dillon is sponsoring its 27th Annual Teenage Volunteer Program for Summer 2015. Volunteer youth will have the opportunity to work with healthcare professionals in many areas of the hospital.

“As young people are thinking about their life career choices, what better way to learn about the opportunities in healthcare than to see doctors, nurses, technologists and therapists in action? Teenage Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn and feel appreciated for their effor...

National Nurses Week Celebrated at McLeod Dillon

On April 28, 2015, Todd Davis, Mayor, City of Dillon, signed a proclamation proclaiming May 6-12 Nurses Week in Dillon.

Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America's 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. In recognition of the impact ethical nursing practice has on patient outcomes and the quality of care, 2015 is designated as the “Year of Ethics.” Keeping with this focus, t...

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Eighty percent of strokes are preventable, yet it is expected that nearly 795,000 people in the United States will have a stroke this year. On average, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds.

"It is important to recognize the warning signs of stroke and dial 9-1-1 immediately," said Dr. Kristopher Crawford, Medical Director of the McLeod Dillon Emergency Department. "Warning signs include sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg - especially on one side of the body. It's importa...

The McLeod Dillon Volunteer Auxiliary “Grow with Books" Literacy Project

In partnership with the Dillon County Library, the McLeod Medical Center Dillon Volunteer Auxiliary's “Grow with Books" Literacy Project stimulates an interest in reading at an early age. The McLeod Medical Center Dillon Auxiliary “Grow with Books" program received second place in the SC Association of Hospital Auxiliaries (SCAHA) Special Projects to Share in October 2009. A packet with a child appropriate book, bookmarks, library cards, and “Reading is Fun” literature...

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