McLeod Health Clarendon received four 2019 Certified Zero Harm Awards from the South Carolina Hospital Association on Dec 3, 2019. 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 (CLABSI), MRSA or C. diff. 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 surgical site infections during abdominal hysterectomy 12 months;
- Zero surgical site infections during hip replacement surgeries for 12 months; and
- Zero central line associated bloodstream infections for 24 months; and
-Zero clostridium difficile infections for 18 months
McLeod Health currently operates seven hospitals, including McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, McLeod Health Cheraw, McLeod Health Clarendon, McLeod Darlington, McLeod Dillon, McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast (North Myrtle Beach). Additionally, construction of an outpatient medical complex is underway in Carolina Forest as an expansion of McLeod Seacoast. McLeod also operates UrgentCare Centers in Florence and Darlington, along with approximately 90 medical practices throughout the 15 county region McLeod Health services from the midlands to the coast.