McLeod Loris Grows the Committment to Health Services

Part of the McLeod Health system that delivers care from South Carolina’s Midlands to the Coast, McLeod Loris – a not-for-profit 105-bed hospital – specializes in general surgery, women’s services, emergency care, critical care, cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation, and physical/occupational/speech therapies. McLeod Loris’s 120 physicians on active and affiliate medical staff represent more than 32 specialties.

  • McLeod Loris Grew From a Civitan Meeting Conversation

    In the fall of 1945, the late Dr. W.K. Rogers suggested at a local Civitan meeting that the community should build a hospital in the area. Three local leaders — E.E. Prince, D.O. Heniford and Sam Hickman — served as a committee to study the matter. With five years of planning, petitioning, legislation and fundraising, the dream became a reality.


    On May 15, 1950, the community realized its dream when Loris Community Hospital opened its doors with 23 patient beds, a handful of physicians and a small, but dedicated staff.

    More than a half-century later, the hospital continues to keep pace with the changing needs of our communities. In late 2011, the board of commissioners for Loris Community Hospital District unanimously decided to enter into a partnership with McLeod Health. This partnership represented a new beginning for two longtime, highly respected health care organizations that share a similar mission and philosophy of care. On January 1, 2012, Loris Community Hospital unveiled its new name, McLeod Loris.

  • Improving Care and Patient Safety

    In addition to fiscal stability, McLeod Health brings to our hospital its nationally recognized processes and efforts to ensure patient safety and improve the quality of care. For 2016, McLeod Health received 24 Top Honors from Healthgrades, the country’s leading third-party health care rating organization.