McLeod Medical Center Dillon has received a four-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Comparative ratings on quality of care for more than 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country are posted on www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare. One star is the lowest rating a facility can receive; five is the highest. Of 52 hospitals in South Carolina, 18 received four-or 5-star ratings, according to CMS.
“Each person in our facility has a significant, sustained impact on quality and what patients experience when they receive care here,” said Joan Ervin, Administrator of McLeod Dillon. “Our physicians and staff are to be commended because their daily work on behalf of our patients and our community is what helped us achieve this milestone recognition.”
According to CMS, Hospital Compare is a consumer-oriented website that provides information on how hospitals provide care to their patients. This information can help consumers make informed decisions about health care. Hospital compare allows consumers to select multiple hospitals and directly compare performance measure information related to heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgery, and other conditions.
CMS believes that star ratings spotlight excellence in health care quality and make it easier for consumers to use the information on the Compare websites. This is consistent with the call for transparent, easily understood and widely available public reporting. The ratings also support using quality measures as a key driver of health care system improvement.
With a strong history in the Dillon community since 1943, McLeod Dillon has continued to grow and expand to serve residents of Dillon (SC) and Robeson (NC) counties with excellence in patient care. The DNV-GL accredited medical center employs 350 and has the strength of 100 physicians on its medical staff. McLeod Dillon offers general and orthopedic surgery, women’s services, emergency services, intensive care, rehabilitative services and cardiac rehabilitation. Investments in state of the art technology to improve patient care have included MRI, 3D mammography, 4D ultrasounds, CT Scans and nuclear and vascular studies.