(5/29/2013) McLeod Loris Seacoast is pleased to announce the latest employees to be named Merit Award recipients. The staff members honored were Melissa Jones, RN, in the emergency department at McLeod Loris; Emilio Penaranda, RN, in the Intensive Care Unit at McLeod Loris; Lisa Carter, RN, in the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation department at McLeod Seacoast and Ivy Arthur, CNA, at Loris Extended Care Center. These employees were each presented with a Merit Award during a recognition event held recently at the Center for Health & Fitness.
The Merit Award recognizes McLeod Health employees, volunteers and physicians who consistently exemplify Service Excellence standards and who also demonstrate and promote the McLeod Health mission, vision and values. Recipients are nominated by their coworkers and chosen by members of the McLeod Loris Seacoast Service Excellence Committee.
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.