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With the many advances in care and treatments, today’s patients have more and more reasons to expect the best outcomes. Here are the incredible stories of our patients and their journeys. Click on a thumbnail and scroll down to view each story.

  • One Pint at a Time
  • Dr. Caetie Rabon: Champion for Rural Health Care
  • A Heart for Nursing
  • Transformation at the Coast
  • In Charge and In Control
  • Bridging the Gap for Local Surgical Care
  • A People-First Approach to Building the Workforce
  • McLeodMyChart
  • An Unexpected Journey
  • Doubling Down on Diabetes
  • Strength on the Sidelines
  • Keeping Up with the Joneses
  • The Many Faces of McLeod Heroes
  • A Servant’s Heart
  • McLeod Health: An Epic Journey
  • Accident Becomes a Blessing in Disguise
  • Partners in Caring
  • Quality Care Close to Home
  • Transforming Health Care
    in the Midlands
  • Accessing Health Care at Work
  • A Bright Future Ahead
  • A New Year and New Lease on Life
  • Free From the Fire
  • Exceeding Expectations
  • Connecting Students with
    Care at School
  • Able to Breathe Again
  • Expanding Access to Specialty Care
  • A Model for Clinical Education
  • Superlative Care in a Rural Setting
  • Repairing Bodies One Patient at a Time
  • Committed to Care Everywhere
  • Enhanced Access to Health Information
  • Lending a Helping Hand
  • The Miracle of Life Restored
  • In Excellent Hands when Seconds Count
  • Breathing New Life
  • A Dose of Vitamin Sea
  • McLeod TeleHealth: Bringing Specialized Care To Rural Areas
  • A Residency Program With A Passion To Care
  • Transforming Lives With A Team Approach
  • How Your Health Impacts Your Job
  • Committed To Safety And Quality
  • Enhancing Men’s Health
  • Enhancing the Patient’s Experience
  • More Than Bricks & Mortar
  • Thankful for the Vision
  • A Mission Dedicated to Healing & Access
  • Access Excellence
  • A Broader Scope
  • In Good Hands
  • Exceptional Surgical Abilities Coupled with Enhanced Technology
  • We turned a One-Pound Bundle into Joy
  • Fred Kristensen
    We gave him the Strength to breathe deep and Soar High
  • The Miracle of Family
  • A Pelvic Health Story – Poonkulali Suresh
    Pelvic Health
  • Marie Wolfe
    An Unexpected Blessing
  • Eddie and Amy Powers
    A Mother's Gift
  • Bryana Hipkins
    Blessed Through Giving

A Heart for Nursing

By Jaime Vance Hayes

As a child, Jenny Hardee tended to sick animals and helped care for her aging grandparents. Her compassionate spirit and caring heart led her to the nursing profession.

Jenny’s career as a nurse spans 40 years, from staff nurse to charge nurse to director and beyond. She has also served as a school nurse and a clinical instructor at Florence-Darlington Technical College.

She joined McLeod Health in 2005 as Chief Nursing Officer for McLeod Health Darlington. Throughout the years, her roles would change and she would gain experience in other service lines within the hospital.

Jenny’s diverse background in nursing leadership prepared her for the next step in her career – Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Jenny stepped into the role of CEO at McLeod Health Darlington in 2016, where she served for five years. As McLeod Health Cheraw searched for a new CEO in 2020, Jenny served as Interim CEO, while maintaining Darlington.

In January 2023, Jenny became the CEO of McLeod Health Dillon, a 79-bed hospital located right in the heart of the rural community. As CEO, Jenny focuses on the mission and vision of McLeod Health and alignment with the local community.

“For a rural area like Dillon, the hospital makes a tremendous impact and is vital to the health of residents,” said Jenny. “While we do not offer all services in Dillon, we are able to treat, stabilize and transfer patients in a very convenient location.”

Jenny believes the people at McLeod Health Dillon are its biggest asset.

“I love our people the most,” she continued. “They are helpful, welcoming, thankful and gracious to work alongside.

“There is an incredible hometown feeling within this hospital,” Jenny added. “We are local people caring for local people – taking care of those we see at the grocery store or at church.

“I love the fact that a small rural hospital feels like family. In any circumstance, we all come together to get things done.”

Dillon’s proximity to Interstate 95 results in increased trauma cases treated at the hospital.

“Our Emergency Department stays quite busy,” explained Jenny. “That department and others around the hospital – such as Respiratory, Surgery and Laboratory – work together seamlessly to take the best care of the patient.”

For Jenny, her family is her biggest treasure. She and her husband Todd have two sons: Templin and his wife Jennifer, and Sandy and his wife Talon. Templin and Jennifer have blessed Jenny and Todd with their two beloved grandchildren, Jayce and Kistler.

“We are fortunate to have both our boys nearby, and we cherish being able to spend time with our grandchildren.”

Jenny has passed her love of bicycling to her grandchildren. “They are both becoming very confident riders,” she said. “We can ride six to ten miles.”

Jenny is also an avid reader. She enjoys time at the beach and spending time in her yard. “Working in the yard is a hobby and I love it, but it’s also special time on my knees spent with God.”