(1/27/2014) McLeod Loris Seacoast was just one of many recognized at the Loris Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet, January 23, walking away as 2013 Merchant of the Year.
Mayor David Stoudenmire presented the award to Dick Tinsley, Administrator of McLeod Loris Seacoast.
"I accept this award on behalf of our employees, our medical staff, and our Board," said Tinsley. "People in health care choose that career because they want to care for others. It is a calling, similar to the ministry. They provide high quality and compassionate service to their neighbors every day. I would like to thank Loris Chamber of Commerce for recognizing them in this way."
The Merchant of the Year is selected by a committee each year based on the contributions made by a business to the growth of the community.
McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast provide care for residents of northern Horry and southern Brunswick and Columbus counties. Founded in 1950, McLeod Loris is a fully-accredited acute care facility with 105 licensed beds. McLeod Seacoast opened in 2000 as an outpatient facility. In July 2011, McLeod Seacoast began providing inpatient care as a 50-bed hospital. On January 9, 2012, both facilities became part of the McLeod family of quality healthcare facilities. Other facilities located in Horry County affiliated with McLeod Health are Loris Extended Care Center and the Center for Health and Fitness.