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Published on October 31, 2016

Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital and Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital earn “A” ratings for patient safety

 Oct. 31, 2016

 

Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital and Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital are among only 16 South Carolina hospitals to earn an “A” rating for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, an industry organization that evaluates thousands of hospitals nationwide. 

Twice per year, The Leapfrog Group rates hospitals on errors, injuries, accidents and infections. It uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single A, B, C, D or F score, representing each hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm.

Leapfrog’s most recent grades were released Monday.

“These superior marks reflect the deep commitment of our employee and physician partners to safe, high-quality, compassionate medical care,” said Pam Maxwell, senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Tidelands Health. “Patients who come to Tidelands Waccamaw and Tidelands Georgetown can feel comfortable knowing they are receiving care that meets high standards in patient safety.” 

More than 2,600 hospitals were graded by Leapfrog. Fewer than one-third (844) received an A grade.  

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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.