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McLeod Dillon Promotes Early Breast Cancer Detection

(9/26/11) - In October, in observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, McLeod Medical Center Dillon and the City of Dillon have placed pink ribbons on the light poles on Main Street to raise awareness of breast cancer, the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, there are more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States today. Men can get breast cancer, too, though this is rare.

Numerous stu...

First Citizens Bank Donates $20,000 to the McLeod Dillon Emergency Department Expansion Project

(9/08/11) - On August 30, 2011, First Citizens presented the McLeod Health Foundation and McLeod Medical Center Dillon with a gift of $20,000 for the Foundation's "One Vision, One Future" campaign to improve and enhance the McLeod Medical Center Dillon Emergency Department.

The renovation and construction project included a 9,365 square feet expansion to the Emergency Department. The department now offers 18 new exam and treatment rooms, including designated triage and trauma rooms, a...

McLeod Medical Center Dillon Sleep Lab

(9/07/11) - McLeod Medical Center Dillon and Carolina Sleep Diagnostics have partnered to provide sleep studies to outpatients at McLeod Dillon serving all patients of Dillon County and surrounding areas.

The two beautiful rooms that make up the Sleep Lab each feature a full-size wood bed, comfortable mattress, plush comforter and soft sheets, and a private bathroom, providing patients with feelings of comfort, relaxation and rest.

Patients requiring a sleep study typically ha...

McLeod Dillon Partners with The Medical University of South Carolina for Physician Assistant Education Program

(8/10/11) - McLeod Medical Center Dillon has collaborated with The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) as a partner in the Rural Interprofessional Student Experience (RISE) program. Since opening in 1995, the PA program at MUSC has focused on primary care and placement of students in medically underserved communities with the help of the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (SCAHEC). Students in the Physician Assistant (PA) program at MUSC that are participating in RISE wil...

McLeod Dillon Hosts Blood Drive on August 24, 2011

(8/10/11) -McLeod Medical Center Dillon will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, August 24, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be located on the corner of Jackson Street and 6th Avenue.

Based on American Red Cross statistics, there is a patient in need of blood every two seconds. Red blood cells must be used within 42 days, and platelets, a blood component, can only be stored for five days after donation, so the blood supply has to be const...

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