Grand Strand Medical Center
November 24, 2015

Myrtle Beach, SC – For the 3rd consecutive year, the Joint Commission has recognized Grand Strand Medical Center as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures.®

“We understand what matters most to patients at Grand Strand Medical Center is the quality and safety of care,” said Mark Sims, CEO of Grand Strand Health. “That is why we make it our top priority to continuously elevate our patient care through the commitment and skill of our physicians and staff.”

The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States, honored Grand Strand Medical Center as part of its 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism and perinatal care, as well as for inpatient psychiatric services and immunizations.

“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of Grand Strand Medical Center for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

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