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McLeod Health Clarendon Recognized for Excellent Patient Safety

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McLeod Health Clarendon received seven 2020 Certified Zero Harm Awards from the South Carolina Hospital Association. The Zero Harm Awards showcase the hospitals who have had extended harm-free stretches in surgical site infections in major surgical procedures like knee replacements, hip replacements and abdominal hysterectomy, or gone months without a Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection, MRSA or clostridium difficile infections. To earn a Certified Zero Harm Award, hospitals must experience no preventable hospital-acquired infections of a specific nature over an extended period of time. 

All hospital data used for the awards is independently verified by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and recognizes the exceptional achievement the hospital or hospital unit has made to the safety and quality of care within their facilities.

"We understand what matters most to patients at McLeod Health Clarendon is the quality and safety of care they receive. Our top priority is to deliver care that results in excellent patient outcomes," said Rachel Gainey, McLeod Health Clarendon Administrator. "McLeod Health Clarendon is committed to improving the overall health of the people who entrust us with their care. We are pleased to be recognized for Quality Healthcare that is achieved through teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff."

McLeod Health Clarendon was recognized for:

- Zero central line associated blood infection for 36 months;

- Zero surgical site infections during colon surgery for 36 months;

-Zero surgical site infections during hip replacement for 30 months;

-Zero surgical site infections during abdominal hysterectomy for 36 months;

-Zero surgical site infections during knee replacement surgery for 36 months;

- Zero clostridium difficile infections for 18 months: and

-Zero methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infections for 30 months

Collectively McLeod Health System received 38 South Carolina “Certified Zero Harm Awards” from the South Carolina Hospital Association in recognition of the hospital system’s excellent work in preventing hospital acquired infections.

About McLeod Health

Founded in 1906, McLeod Health is a locally owned and managed, not for profit organization supported by the strength of approximately 750 members on its medical staff and more than 2,700 licensed nurses (Registered Nurses; Advanced Practice Nurses – including Certified Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives; as well as Licensed Practical Nurses). McLeod Health is also composed of approximately 8,800 employees and more than 75 physician practices throughout its 18-county service area. With seven hospitals, McLeod Health operates three Health and Fitness Centers, a Sports Medicine and Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, Hospice and Home Health Services. The hospitals within McLeod Health include: McLeod Regional Medical Center, McLeod Health Dillon, McLeod Health Loris, McLeod Health Seacoast, McLeod Health Cheraw, McLeod Health Clarendon and McLeod Behavioral Health. On the coast, the McLeod Health Carolina Forest complex has opened an Emergency Department and the first two of seven medical park office buildings as an extension of McLeod Loris Seacoast Hospital. 

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