Physician Recruitment FAQ's

How many medical staff members does your hospital system have?

McLeod Health has more than 650 medical staff members.

How many beds does your hospital system have?

McLeod Health offers 771 acute licensed beds and 88 licensed skilled nursing beds. In addition to McLeod Regional Medical Center (MRMC) with 453 licensed beds and 40 additional Neonatal Intensive Care beds, these McLeod Health respected acute-care facilities give McLeod greater flexibility in providing care to those outside of Florence County: McLeod Darlington with 49 licensed beds, McLeod Dillon with 79 licensed beds, McLeod Loris with 105 licensed beds, and McLeod Seacoast with 50 licensed beds.

McLeod Behavioral Heath Services, located on the McLeod Darlington campus, provides 23 inpatient psychiatric beds. McLeod Hospice serves the community with inpatient hospice beds for respite and end of life care with 24 beds.

We also have a home health agency, a full-service cancer center, two Urgent Care facilities, and approximately 70 medical practices throughout the Northeast region of South Carolina and Southeastern region of North Carolina.

What is your service area?

The 15-county area McLeod Health serves has a population of more than one million.

How is the malpractice environment?

South Carolina recently enacted Tort Reform in our state, creating a "physician friendly" environment for the medical profession. As a non-profit organization, McLeod qualifies for certain liability limits for a single occurrence, as long as the employed physician is acting within the scope of his/her employment.

Are you offering hospital employment?

McLeod offers employment as well as an income guarantee. This is based on the physician opportunity.

What is the pay range for your opportunities?

We base our physician salaries on the MGMA data as well as 4 other salary surveys. Compensation packages are based on skills and experience.

What benefits are offered at McLeod Health for Physicians?

Employed physicians at McLeod can select from many different benefits to help protect their health, wealth, and well being. McLeod has medical and dental plans, a 401k, 403b, and a 457b retirement plan, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, a health care reimbursement account, and a dependent care reimbursement account. McLeod also has generous vacation time for the physicians and on-site childcare. For physicians relocating to the area, we also provide a relocation allowance.

What is the Payor Mix?

We have a combination payor mix of private insured patients, medicare, and medicaid.

What types of specialties are represented at McLeod?

Allergy, Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic/vascular, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Hospitalists, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, OB/GYN, Occupational Health, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Oral Surgery, Orthopedics, Orthopaedic Trauma, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Plastic Surgery, Pediatrics, Pediatric Sub specialists, Podiatry, Psychiatry, Psychology, Pulmonary Medicine, Radiology, Rheumatology, Surgery, Vascular, and Urology.

Is McLeod Regional Medical Center designated as a Trauma Center?

Yes. We are a Level II trauma center.

Do you have any academic affiliations?

McLeod Regional Medical Center has a Family Medicine Residency Program on site. It has been in existence for more than 30 years and graduates 6-8 Residents each year. Also, some of our physicians are affiliated with either the University of South Carolina or the Medical University of SC.

What is the average cost of homes in your area?

The price and style of homes varies. Homes range from $50,000 to over $1,000,000. We also have apartments and condos available to rent or own.


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