William H. Johnson Street, the new road connector between Cheves Street and Palmetto Street on the campus of McLeod Regional Medical Center, is now open for patient and staff convenience. Traffic lights have been installed at the intersections of William H. Johnson Street and Cheves Street as well as William H. Johnson Street and Palmetto Street to provide travelers with easier access to the hospital.
In January, McLeod Health dedicated a street on the McLeod campus, named in honor of world renowned artist and Florence native William H. Johnson.
McLeod, through coordination of appropriate city, county and Department of Transportation officials, determined to recognize Johnson, considered by academics to be one of the top ten most important American Artists of the 20th Century, by commemorating his birthplace on the McLeod Medical Mile.
“It is a privilege to honor the work and legacy of William Henry Johnson in this manner. His life and talents began on this very campus, more than a century ago,” stated Rob Colones, President of McLeod Health.