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Expansion of McLeod Dillon Emergency Department Provides More Accessible Care

McLeod Dillon continues its tradition of bringing excellent health care to the people in Dillon County and the bordering counties of South and North Carolina.

The needs of those citizens continue to grow. In 2006, the Emergency Department at McLeod Dillon treated nearly 24,000 patients. In 2010, there were more than 26,000 Emergency Department visits, partly because of limited options for urgent care or after-hours primary care. All ages of patients are treated -- from pediatric to geriatric.

With the addition of approximately 9,365 square feet in 2010 through the generous support of the McLeod Foundation, the Emergency Department has 17 new exam and treatment rooms, including designated triage and trauma rooms, a decontamination area, and staff support spaces. A new entrance for walk-in patients also keeps them separate from those arriving by ambulance.

A new family waiting area has been designed for improved privacy and safety. In addition, a dedicated site for a helicopter pad will allow transporting of trauma patients. Existing Emergency Department exam rooms and support areas will be renovated to flow into the new construction.

 

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