Garden dedication by the family of Juanita Strickland Sparrow.

McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit Screens 10,000th Patient

For more than five years, the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit has made a significant impact on the lives of women across Northeastern South Carolina, detecting a total of 42 cases of breast cancer in more than eleven counties throughout the region.

On October 1, 2013, Tricia Quarles became the 10,000th patient to receive a mammogram on the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit during a visit to McLeod Family Medicine Timmonsville.

"This was my first visit to the unit, and I h...

Living to Give

For more than 45 years, Tommy Graham has faithfully used his talents of singing and playing the trumpet to minister to people throughout the world. And for the next few moments, you will hear his incredible journey of living to give.

In November of 2010, doctors discovered that Tommy Graham had a cancerous tumor on his right kidney. The kidney was removed, and he was cancer free. Until July 17, 2012, that is, when doctors diagnosed Tommy with Stage IV Renal Carcinoma, or kidney cancer...

Strengthening Quality of Life by Kristie Salvato Gibbs

The lifesaving benefits of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery save the lives of thousands of patients each year. While these efforts serve to eliminate the disease, they often cause fatigue, difficulty with memory, muscle pain, weakness, and other issues that may affect a cancer survivor's quality of life. It has been shown that rehabilitation before or during cancer treatment can reduce these effects, enhance the patient's recovery and help individuals ret...

Miracle Miles Ride ... The Incredible Journey

On June 27, Larry McElveen, Director of McLeod Information Technology Business Operations, embarked on The Miracle Miles Ride, a 17-day, 10,000-mile motorcycle ride to Alaska and back. His purpose was simple - to raise funds to help children in need of specialized care through the McLeod Children's Hospital and Pediatric Rehabilitation Services.

Each day throughout Larry's excursion, he shared the story of a child he was riding for in hopes that his journey would help them through the...

Weekend Chaplain Brings Comfort to McLeod Patients

Generous gifts to the McLeod Foundation have funded a much needed service by providing for weekend chaplains. The value of spiritual care as it affects physical healing has long been recognized as part of the culture at McLeod Health with a dedicated Pastoral Services Department.

One Sunday morning, Gloria Ham, a Weekend Chaplain at McLeod, received a call from a nurse in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). A three-month-old was coding and the medical team feared the child may not s...

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