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Published on April 30, 2009

Georgetown Hospital System Earns StormReady Accreditation

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Georgetown, SC –Georgetown Hospital System has become the first hospital system in the United States to earn StormReady Supporter accreditation from the National Weather Service.

StormReady Supporters such as GHS promote the principles and guidelines of the StormReady program into their severe weather/tsunami safety and awareness plans. StormReady helps arm communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property before and during a severe weather event. One particular requirement of the StormReady program was acquiring an active group of “weather spotters.” This group attended a class and received a Skywarn Spotter Training Certificate of Completion from the National Weather Service. GHS will place StormReady signs at both Georgetown Memorial Hospital and Waccamaw Community Hospital to denote this achievement.


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.