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Published on July 26, 2022

Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital earns ‘High Performing’ ratings from U.S. News & World Report

Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital has once again earned recognition as a “High Performing” hospital by U.S. News & World Report.

Exterior of Tidelands Waccamaw Community HospitalFor 2022-23, the Murrells Inlet hospital was rated “High Performing” in five areas – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hip replacement, knee replacement, pneumonia and stroke. The “High Performing” rating – the highest U.S. News awards for those types of medical procedures and conditions – signifies that the level of care provided was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes.

“The ‘High Performing’ ratings by U.S. News & World Report offer another testament to the high-quality care patients receive at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital,” said Ashley Capps, vice president of nursing and operations at Tidelands Health. “Patients can trust these independent ratings from a trusted source when making health care decisions for themselves and their loved ones.”

For the 2022-2023 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. Fewer than half of all hospitals received any “High Performing” rating.

The annual ratings for procedures and conditions are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.

“When patients are considering their options for care, the Best Hospitals ratings are designed to help them identify hospitals that excel in the kind of care they may need,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “A hospital that’s earned a ‘High Performing’ rating in a service may be a good option for patients in need of that service and their medical professionals to consider.”

The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as survival rates, patient experience and how successfully each hospital helps patients get back home.

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