Healing tiny hands and hearts for nearly a century, McLeod Children's Hospital provides the highest level of pediatric care and technology available in the region.
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McLeod Health Count On Kids
A Different Kind of Children's Story.
McLeod Children's Hospital treats children with all kinds of different health needs. But one thing is the same, every child is family at McLeod Children’s Hospital. The children and their stories will touch your hearts. To listen to their stories, click here.
A Brief History of the McLeod Children's Hospital
Since 1992, a specially designated Children's Hospital Ambulance has transported children and newborns from community hospitals throughout the region to high-tech, lifesaving specialists at the Children's Hospital. In 1994, McLeod opened the region's only five-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) - designed, staffed and equipped, especially for children. In 1997, the PICU was upgraded from a five-bed unit to a six-bed unit and is currently under the direction of three board-certified pediatric intensivists.
Today, nearly 100 beds at McLeod are dedicated to serving the needs of children, including those in the Children's Hospital, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, PICU, and Day Hospital.
The McLeod Pediatric Critical Care group was established in 1992. McLeod currently has four pediatric subspecialists encompassing the subspecialties of pediatric cardiology, pediatric critical care, pediatric endocrinology, and pediatric orthopedic surgery. In addition, McLeod is joined by a satellite clinic from the Medical University of South Carolina in the fields of pediatric pulmonology, pediatric nephrology, and pediatric hematology.
The Children's Hospital is an institutional member of the Association for the Care of Children's Health, the South Carolina Children's Hospital Collaborative, and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
Children's Miracle Network
McLeod Children's Hospital is one of 170 Children's Hospitals in North America that Comprise the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH), a non-profit organization, is dedicated to helping children by raising funds and awareness for affiliate hospitals. Each year, these non-profit hospitals treat more than 17 million children afflicted with diseases, injuries and birth defects of every kind. A hallmark of CMNH is that 100 percent of every dollar raised in a community stays there to help children in need.
Boeing Center for Children's Wellness
In 2014, McLeod Children's Hospital partnered with ten schools in Florence School District One to implement the Docs Adopt© School Health Initiative. The initiative, established in 2007, is part of a grant from the Boeing Center for Children's Wellness focused on helping schools establish and implement healthy practices in an effort to decrease childhood obesity.
McLeod Physicians participating in the initiative "adopt" a school and work with a committee to set short-term and long-term goals based on the School Wellness Checklist©. The physicians then offer hands-on guidance and education in areas such as nutrition, physical activity, and stress management to achieve those goals.
Participating schools include: Wilson High School, South Florence High School, Sneed Middle School, South Florence Middle School, Briggs Elementary School, Delmae Elementary School, North Vista Elementary School, Greenwood Elementary School, Lucy T. Davis Elementary School, and Lester Elementary School.
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