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May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

On May 9, 2013, 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, and Dillon County C...

Lucinda Stroud, RN, Named Director of McLeod Dillon Adult and Pediatric Medical/Surgical Unit

McLeod Medical Center Dillon is pleased to announce that Lucinda Stroud, RN, has been named Directors of the Adult and Pediatric Medical/Surgical Unit.

Lucinda has been in healthcare for 30 years and has been a registered nurse since 1987.

"I was hospitalized at the age of five. My nurse made a lasting impression. This experience played a major role in my decision to become a nurse. I wanted to help those that were sick," said Lucinda.

In her new role, Lucinda will res...

McLeod Dillon Awarded an “A” for Patient Safety by Hospital Safety Score

McLeod Medical Center Dillon was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The A score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM, the A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries accidents, and infections. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts o...

McLeod Dillon Auxiliary Hours of Service 2013

The Hospital Auxiliary promotes McLeod Dillon through its volunteer efforts. Volunteering many hours per month, they operate the Pink Dogwood gift shop, serve as hostesses at the Main Lobby Entrance, assist patients and staff member in the Cardiac Rehab and Physical Therapy outpatient areas and give of their time at hospital functions, Red Cross blood drives and many other events throughout the year. Proceeds from the gift shop and several other a...

May is National Stroke Awareness Month 2013

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. ...

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