Your Gifts to the McLeod Children’s Hospital Create Miracles

Your gifts to the Foundation help support various needs of the McLeod Children’s Hospital including state-of-the-art medical equipment and specialized programs which impact the lives of children. McLeod Children’s Hospital is the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in northeastern South Carolina and southeastern North Carolina.

McLeod Children’s Hospital provides the highest level of pediatric care and technology available in the region. Each year, more than 53,000 children receive care from the Children’s Hospital. 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 (NICU), Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Day Hospital. The McLeod Children’s Hospital also provides funding for services that reach out into the community including the Child Reach ambulance, Safe Kids program, pediatric rehabilitation, and more.


  • Critical Care for Children Available in Emergencies

    You Provide Specialized Care for Frightened Children

    Kristin Winfield and her family, especially her daughter, Lux, will be forever grateful for generous donors to the McLeod Children’s Hospital.


    May 8 started out like any normal workday. Kristin, a Certified Surgical Technologist, was in surgery with Neurosurgeon Dr. William B. Naso. Suddenly, she got a call that her daughter had been involved in an accident. Lux was being transported to McLeod Regional Medical Center.

    Kristen frantically arrived at the Emergency Department where she learned that Lux had sustained a severe head injury. Lux was unconscious and bleeding from the ears.

    McLeod staff comforted Kristin and kept her informed of what was going on. The COVID-19 crisis made visitation difficult, so she was also relieved to learn that Dr. Naso, having finished his case, was now checking on Lux. “I was thinking of the worst-case scenario,” recalls Kristin.

    Lux was transferred to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in McLeod Children’s Hospital with a fractured skull, concussion, and a ruptured mastoid. It was overwhelming for Kristin to learn all of this and see her baby girl in a neck brace not moving.

    “I just broke down,” Kristin said. Fortunately, Lux had a team of Pediatric Intensivists, ENTs, Neurologist and support staff providing care.

    This specialized pediatric care is available because of McLeod Foundation’s generous donors who continue to value the best care for our children.

    Kristin said, “Lux was very brave, she never cried once.”

    Thanks to donors like you, Lux was able to receive this critical care in the region’s only PICU, which was vital to her recovery. Your support helped make this possible.

    Having returned home, Lux and Kristen will always remember your kind support that made her recovery possible.

  • Grandparents Initiative for McLeod Children’s Hospital Expansion

    What could be closer to your heart than your grandchildren? Our families delight in creating memories and sharing a legacy with the next generation.

    When you think of McLeod Children’s Hospital, you may be grateful that this specialized care is available locally for all children.


    Specially trained, caring professionals and well equipped facilities are there to stand in the gap when a child’s healthcare crisis occurs. Grandparents from around the region are joining together to provide funding for a much needed expansion of the McLeod Children’s Hospital.

    For gifts of $1,000 or more you can honor your grandchildren on the Recognition Wall which will be displayed at the new entrance to McLeod Children’s Hospital. To make your Recognition Wall gift, click here.

    All gifts are greatly needed and appreciated. If you would like to donate to the McLeod Children’s Hospital Expansion, click here.

    For more information, please email or call (843) 777-2694.

    View photos of recent Grandparent Celebrations.

  • Pediatric Stories

    View how your gifts to the McLeod Children’s Hospital are helping patients and their families.

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