Our McLeod Medical Staff Leaders Demonstrate Our Dedication to Exceptional Health Care


(2/14/12) – A special team of McLeod Health physicians, who in addition to providing remarkable medical care for their own patients, find the time to serve in leadership positions that further enhance the quality of care for McLeod patients.

These elected officers offer valuable knowledge and insight to many areas of the hospital where they govern. Their duties include working with hospital administration and staff on safety and patient care initiatives; recommending and appointing other Medical Staff members for hospital department chairs and committees, and serving as a liaison between the Medical Staff, hospital administration and hospital boards, among many other responsibilities.

The McLeod Medical Staff Officers for 2012 include:

McLeod Regional Medical Center
Chief of Staff: Dr. Dale Lusk, Advanced Women’s Care
Vice Chief of Staff: Dr. Andrew Rhea, Florence Neurosurgery and Spine
Secretary: Dr. Walter Connor, McLeod Family Medicine Center

McLeod Medical Center Darlington
Chief of Staff: Dr. D. Parker Lilly, McLeod Family Medicine Darlington
Vice Chief of Staff: Dr. Bonnie Crickman, McLeod Family Medicine Darlington
Secretary: Dr. George Jacob, McLeod Psychiatric Associates

McLeod Medical Center Dillon
Chief of Staff: Dr. Michael Sutton, McLeod Orthopaedics Dillon
Vice Chief of Staff: Dr. Walter Blum, The Surgery Center of Dillon

McLeod Health
Founded in 1906, McLeod Health is a locally owned and managed, non-profit organization supported by the strength of nearly 750 members on the medical staff and more than 1,100 full time nurses. In addition to its modern facilities, premier technology and equipment, McLeod is dedicated to improving the health of the residents of those communities served. McLeod Health is composed of more than 4,900 full time employees and over 50 physician practices in eight counties. With five 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 and McLeod Seacoast.