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Published on May 08, 2007

Georgetown Hospital System Receives Avatar Innovation Award 2006

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Georgetown, SC—Georgetown Hospital System has been named an Innovation Award winner in healthcare service quality by Avatar International Inc., a leader in healthcare research and consulting. The “Imagine, Believe and Achieve 2006” award is based on the results of the organization’s patient surveys.

In making the announcement, Dr. Michael Everett, Avatar Founder and CEO said, “The challenges facing healthcare today and in the future cannot be solved with old ways of thinking. Fortunately, any medical center can tap into the ample creativity residing in its staff to meet and surpass these challenges. Such creativity and ingenuity has been amply demonstrated by Georgetown Hospital System as a winner of Avatar’s Innovation Award. I enthusiastically congratulate Georgetown Hospital System for taking patient feedback seriously and making substantial and innovative improvements to the patient’s experience of care. Georgetown Hospital System embodies putting patients first.”

In accepting this award, Bruce Bailey, CEO of Georgetown Hospital System, said, “This award achievement demonstrates the effectiveness of the teamwork displayed within several departments of the hospital system. We pride ourselves on working to implement innovative changes to address the needs of our patients.”

Putting patients first is at the center of Georgetown Hospital System’s award winning innovation.


Tidelands Health is the largest health care provider in Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg counties. With three hospitals and more than 50 outpatient locations that stretch from Andrews to North Myrtle Beach, Tidelands Health is helping people across the Tidelands region live better lives through better health.