(4/1/13) – On Thursday, March 28, McLeod Loris Seacoast celebrated Doctors’ Day, a time set aside each year to thank our doctors for their many contributions to our communities. At McLeod Health, more than 750 physicians in Florence, Darlington, Dillon, Loris and Seacoast go above and beyond every day to provide exemplary care for their patients.
Members of the medical staff were honored at McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast with a special event that included a card of thanks and a gift as a token of appreciation for their hard work and dedication. Many physicians were presented personal thoughts and expressions of gratitude submitted on their behalf by patients and staff. A Thank You card can still be submitted to a physician through April 5 at www.McLeodDocDay.org.
On March 30, 1958, a resolution commemorating Doctors’ Day was adopted by the US House of Representatives and in 1990 legislation was introduced in the House and Senate to establish a national Doctors’ Day. Following overwhelming approval by the House and Senate, on October 30, 1990, President George Bush signed a resolution designating March 30th as National Doctors’ Day.
"We have been proud through the years of our very competent, compassionate and dedicated medical staff. They have been and continue to be a key component to our success", said James Craigie, MD, vice president of medical affairs. "We appreciate all they do for our patients and we are honored to recognize them for their efforts."
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.