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The Tidelands Health Newsroom

Published on September 03, 2003

Georgetown Memorial Hospital Success Recognized

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Georgetown, SC - Georgetown Memorial Hospital has been recognized by QHR (Quorum Health Resources) for achieving great success and improving service to the community.

QHR, which provides management advisory services to 200 hospitals nationwide, recently selected 30 hospitals, including Georgetown Memorial Hospital, as examples of successful, independent hospitals that have shown significant improvement in financial, operational and/or strategic performance.

John Stinson, QHR president, said “Georgetown Memorial Hospital’s success in a difficult healthcare environment is an impressive statement of teamwork by the hospital’s CEO, management team, staff, Board of Trustees, physicians and QHR, that has resulted in improved healthcare in this community. We want the community to know what can be achieved by working together.”

Georgetown Memorial Hospital’s success story focused on the strong partnership between QHR and GMH which helped strengthen the hospital’s financial condition, ultimately allowing service area growth required to improve access to care and meet the changing needs of a growing population which includes both a booming resort region and rural areas.

“With highly professional management advisers and the outstanding expertise of its consulting services, Quorum helped my team turn the hospital’s financial performance around,” said GMH CEO, Bruce P. Bailey. “That enabled us to respond to the community’s growing needs.”

Likewise, the Quorum connection is valuable in providing insight into nationwide industry trends that might be applied locally. “Quorum helps our board make good decisions by keeping us informed about what’s going on in healthcare around the country,” according F. B. Ford, Sr., chairman of Georgetown Hospital System board of trustees.

Presentation of the Quorum recognition was awarded during a recent Georgetown Hospital System Board of Trustees meeting.

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Tidelands Health is the largest health care provider in Georgetown and Horry counties. With three hospitals and nearly 50 outpatient locations that stretch from Andrews to North Myrtle Beach, Tidelands Health is improving lives across the Tidelands region.