McLeod Dillon Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission


McLeod Medical Center Dillon announced today that it has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

McLeod Dillon was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for pneumonia, surgical care, and venous thromboembolism (VTE). McLeod Dillon is one of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction.

The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions.

"The high quality of healthcare a patient receives in Dillon is equivalent to any larger facility," said Dr. Phil Wallace, Medical Director of Clinical Effectiveness at McLeod Dillon. "In fact, we stand out among other hospitals in efficiency.

"Over the past years, as evidence-based medicine and best practices have evolved, we have implemented them at McLeod Dillon. We adopt these practices because our patients deserve the highest level of care. As a result, we have achieved better outcomes, such as a decrease in mortality," continued Dr. Wallace. "The implementation of this work must be a goal of each employee and physician. One leader cannot do it. It takes everyone involved having the same genuine concern and commitment. At McLeod Dillon, our team is receptive, supportive and proud to make that commitment to each patient that we care for at our facility."

This is the second consecutive year McLeod Dillon has been recognized as a Top Performer. McLeod Dillon was recognized last year for its performance on accountability measure data for heart failure and pneumonia.

To be a 2014 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2014 accountability measure data, including:

  • Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
  • Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure with at least 30 denominator cases; and
  • Have at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set, achieve a performance rate of 95 percent or above on all applicable individual accountability measures.

“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of McLeod Dillon for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

“We understand what matters most to patients at McLeod Dillon is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes,” said Joan Ervin, Administrator at McLeod Dillon. “McLeod Dillon is proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff. However, the pursuit of quality improvement at McLeod Dillon is unending. This accomplishment is a positive step in our quality journey, yet we recognize that you can never stop improving care for patients. Healthcare is constantly becoming more complex and challenging, and our team is committed to providing the best care possible to our patients now and in the future."

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit

About McLeod Dillon
With a strong history in the Dillon community since 1943, McLeod Dillon has continued to grow and expand to serve residents of Dillon (SC), Bennettsville (SC), Marion (SC) and Robeson (NC) counties with excellence in patient care. The Joint Commission accredited medical center employs 350 and has the strength of 100 physicians on its medical staff. McLeod Dillon offers general and orthopedic surgery, women’s services, emergency services, intensive care, rehabilitative services and cardiac rehabilitation. Investments in state of the art technology to improve patient care have included large bore MRI, digital mammography, 4D ultrasounds, vascular studies, CT Scans and Nuclear Studies.

About McLeod Health
Recognized nationally for its quality initiatives and methodology, McLeod Health has a leading regional presence in Northeastern South Carolina and Southeastern North Carolina and a reputation for dedication to its patients and their families. McLeod is constantly seeking to improve its patient care with efforts that are physician led, data-driven and evidence-based. The 15-county area McLeod, from the Midlands to the Coast, serves has a population of more than one million including those who live in Southeastern North Carolina.

Founded in 1906, McLeod Health is a locally owned and managed, not for profit organization supported by the strength of more than 650 members on the medical staff and more than 1,800 nurses. In addition to its modern facilities, premier technology and equipment, McLeod is dedicated to improving the health of the residents of those communities it serves. McLeod Health is composed of approximately 7,100 employees and more than 70 physician practices in ten counties. With six hospitals, McLeod Health also operates a Health and Fitness Center, Sports Medicine and Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, a Behavioral Health Center, Hospice, and Home Health Services. The hospitals within McLeod Health include: McLeod Regional Medical Center, McLeod Darlington, McLeod Dillon, McLeod Loris, McLeod Seacoast and McLeod Health Cheraw.