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McLeod Health receives national honors

on Tuesday, 06 September 2016. Posted in News, Local News

McLeod Health receives national honors
McLeod Physicians accepting the 2016 Healthgrades honors included, from left, Dr. Pat Denton, Dr. Michael Rose, Dr. Alan Blaker and Dr. Scot Schultz; back row: Dr. Keith Player, Dr. Chris Cunningham and Dr. Alison Smock. Photo courtesy Sidney Glass

McLeod physicians, staff and teams have received 24 top honors for 2016 from Healthgrades®, the nation’s leading healthcare rating organization. These distinctions, driven by the analysis of data, are based on quality outcomes and superior performance. For its 2016 study, Heathgrades 2016 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 33 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions and identified the 50 best hospitals and the 100 best hospitals within each procedure.

“The Healthgrades 2016 Report to the Nation reveals striking disparities in quality at the local level, and underscores why it is vital for consumers to understand outcomes performance at alternative hospitals for specific conditions and procedures,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer for Healthgrades. “Hospitals with superior outcomes for certain aspects of care may not perform as well in other areas. Moreover, a major metropolitan area may have many hospitals, but only a few may provide better-than-expected outcomes for the specific care a patient needs.

Those hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades distinction have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional quality care.” McLeod was recognized as one of Healthgrades 2016: America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery™ America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery™ “This recognition is evidence of the dedication and hard work performed daily by our physicians and staff in creating a culture of safety and quality,” said Rob Colones, President of McLeod Health.

“We are honored that our efforts have resulted in McLeod receiving these distinctions, but more importantly, we want to continue to pursue excellence in quality care for the benefit of our patients.” In addition, McLeod was honored as a recipient of: Healthgrades 2016 Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ and the Healthgrades 2016 Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™. McLeod has been named among the Top 5% in the Nation in Coronary Interventional Procedures, Top 5% in the Nation in Cardiology Services and Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services.

McLeod has received the Healthgrades Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™ for 7 years in a row (2010- 2016) and has been named among the Top 5% in the Nation in Vascular Surgery for 4 years in a row (2013 - 2014). McLeod has received the Healthgrades General Surgery Excellence Award™ for 4 years in a row (2013 – 2016) and has been named among the Top 5% in the Nation in General Surgery for 3 years in a row (2014 - 2016).

McLeod performed at a 5-Star level in Treatment of Heart Attack for 3 years in a row (2014 – 2016), Treatment of Heart Failure for 3 years in a row (2014 – 2016), Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2016, Repair of Abdominal Aorta in 2016, Carotid Surgery for 6 years in a row (2011 – 2016), Treatment of Stroke for 4 years in a row (2013 – 2016), Total Knee Replacement in 2016, Esophageal/ Stomach Surgeries for 3 years in a row (2014 – 2016), Treatment of Bowel Obstruction for 3 years in a row (2014 – 2016), Treatment of Respiratory Failure in 2016, and Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for 8 years in a row (2009 – 2016). 

Marie Saleeby, Administrator of McLeod Regional Medical Center, stated, “Our physicians, clinical staff, and leadership team are encouraged by this national level recognition. Our priority has been to improve patient outcomes and experiences, and we will continue to bring the highest quality possible to our region.” “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 is dedicated to improving the health of the residents of those communities it 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. *Distinctions listed represent McLeod Regional Medical Center.

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