Participating in the ribbon cutting for the new Emergency Department at McLeod Health Cheraw were (from left to right) Sully Blair, State Representative Patricia Henegan; Mib Scoggins, State Representative Richie Yow, Rob Colones and Mary Anderson.
McLeod Health held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Emergency Department at McLeod Health Cheraw on Thursday, May 24, 2018.
Committed to providing excellent quality care and improving the healthcare of those it serves from the Midlands to the Coast, McLeod Health continues to invest in services and technology in an unceasing effort to meet the health needs of the region.
Expansion of the Emergency Department at McLeod Health Cheraw underscores this commitment by McLeod Health to provide treatment, services and healthcare to the residents in the surrounding communities.
During the event, remarks were given by Rob Colones, President and CEO of McLeod Health; Mib Scoggins, Administrator for McLeod Health Cheraw; Dr. Gabe Simpson, Medical Director of the Emergency Department and Chief of Staff for McLeod Health Cheraw; Mary Anderson, McLeod Health Board of Trustees Member; Sully Blair, McLeod Health Board of Trustees Member; The Honorable Patricia Henegan, State Representative for Marlboro County and The Honorable Richie Yow, State Representative for Chesterfield County.
“As a place of healing we call healthcare, McLeod Health is honored to open phase one of the McLeod Health Cheraw Emergency Department,” said Rob Colones, President and CEO of McLeod Health. “McLeod Health is committed to being a place where caring is a moment by moment action. Where people are treated with respect and dignity. Where we strive to provide excellent quality care in our region and improve healthcare to those we serve. This new Emergency Department will clearly execute McLeod’s vision in Chesterfield and Marlboro Counties and beyond.”
“With the new Emergency Department, McLeod Health has answered the community’s call and allows us to serve more patients while continuing to offer quality care,” said Dr. Gabe Simpson, Medical Director of the Emergency Department & Chief of Staff, McLeod Health Cheraw.
The Emergency Department (ED) at McLeod Health Cheraw was originally designed to serve between 8,000 to 10,000 patients per year. In 2017, the ED staff cared for more than 21,000 patients. The new Emergency Department is designed to serve 25,000 patients per year.
The expanded Emergency Department features 23 spacious exam rooms with advanced diagnostic equipment, including two trauma rooms dedicated to advanced resuscitation of critical patients. The open floor plan creates a comfortable environment for patients and their families, and supports efficiency in patient flow.
“A large percentage of our hospital admissions arrive through the Emergency Department,” said Mib Scoggins, Administrator for McLeod Health Cheraw. “This is their first impressions of our efficiency, quality and service. The new Emergency Department accommodates the healthcare demands of our growing population and provides access to quality healthcare when emergency services are needed.”
Emergency Department staff members guided visitors through the department while offering details about each specific area from the perspective of the patient and the caregiver. The modern architectural design of the Emergency Department provided attendees the opportunity to freely explore the facility.
“At McLeod Health Cheraw, we care for our neighbors and friends as well as those travelers who pass through our area and experience a traumatic event,” said Scoggins. “The Emergency Department expansion is just the first step in our promise to offer quality medical care to each of our communities.”