McLeod Regional Medical Center has received the Healthgrades 2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™. The distinction recognizes McLeod Regional Medical Center as one of the Top 5% of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
The 258 recipients of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across the broad spectrum of care. During the 2017 study period (2013 – 2015), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures – as measured by objective clinical outcomes performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).
“Consumers are doing their research when it comes to selecting the hospital where they receive their care, and high-marks in quality are a valuable differentiator that can set organizations apart,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We commend hospitals that have achieved Healthgrades 2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for demonstrating an unwavering commitment to high quality care for their patients.”
“Today’s consumers want quality healthcare that is convenient and cost-effective. They know they have a choice in who provides their medical care and which hospital they use. Therefore, they turn to resources like Healthgrades to review hospital and doctor ratings which help them make informed decisions,” said Marie Saleeby, Administrator of McLeod Regional Medical Center. “We are pleased to receive this national recognition based on the leadership of our physicians and the work of the McLeod staff who are actively seeking ways to improve quality for the patients we serve. We will continue on this journey to medical excellence and will strive to bring the highest quality medical care possible to our region.”
“I am extremely proud of the medical staff and the medical center for this accomplishment,” said Dale Lusk, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Services. “This recognition is evidence of the endless work that takes place every day to create a culture of quality and safety for our patients.”
“McLeod has been honored nationally for its quality programs by a number of healthcare organizations,” explained Donna Isgett, Senior Vice President of Quality and Safety. “We compare ourselves to the nation’s best in receiving measurable results and continuously strive to improve everything that relates to the care of the patient.”
McLeod physicians, staff and teams received 24 other top honors in 2016 from Healthgrades for Cardiac Care, Coronary Intervention, Vascular Surgery, General Surgery, Treatment of Heart Attack and Heart Failure, Coronary Interventional Procedures, Repair of Abdominal Aorta, Carotid Surgery, Treatment of Stroke, Total Knee Replacement, Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries, Treatment of Bowel Obstruction, Treatment of Respiratory Failure, and Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
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 serves, from the Midlands to the Coast, 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 750 members on the medical staff and approximately 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 more than 8,000 employees and approximately 90 physician practices in the 15 county region Mcleod Health serves. With seven 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, McLeod Health Cheraw and McLeod Health Clarendon.
The leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, Healthgrades evaluates hospitals solely on clinical outcomes and incorporates information on patients who die in the hospital and in-hospital complications. For data, it uses 40 million Medicare hospital discharges from the most recent 3-year period. It examines 32 common procedures and conditions, adjusting its data for each patient’s age, gender and medical condition.