Grand Strand Medical Center among the top two percent of U.S. hospitals for clinical outcomes

Myrtle Beach, SC – Grand Strand Medical Center today announced that it has been named among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for stroke care, spine surgery, gastrointestinal (GI) surgery and critical care according to Healthgrades, a leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.

According to the new research released by Healthgrades, Grand Strand Medical Center has been recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke, Spine Surgery, GI Surgery and Critical Care. The hospitals named to Healthgrades’ list of America’s 100 Best Hospitals excel in providing exceptional care and are recognized as the top 2% in the nation for consistent clinical excellence.

Sustaining a high level of care requires a hospital-wide commitment and an ongoing ‘patient-first’ approach. “Healthgrades applauds Grand Strand Medical Center for rising to this challenge and recognizes them as the best in the nation. It is important that consumers consider hospital quality when it comes to selecting a hospital for their specific care needs,” said Dr. Brad Bowman, Chief Medical Officer for Healthgrades.

“Our staff and providers really have a quality-centered mindset,” says Dr. George Helmrich, Chief Medical Officer at Grand Strand Medical Center. “The team involves the patient in their care plan, listens to them and ensures their safety is at the top of everyone’s mind. Our team approach makes a measurable difference in the patient’s clinical outcome.”

According to Healthgrades, the importance of clinical success in key areas like Stroke Care, Critical Care, and Cardiac Care in the nation cannot be understated. “A commitment to excellence in these most challenging service areas is a hallmark of Healthgrades America’s Best Hospitals,” says Dr. Bowman.

Grand Strand Medical Center has also been recognized among the top five percent in the nation for Stroke Care and Cranial Neurosurgery, and among the top ten percent in orthopedic services, pulmonary, neurosciences and GI medical treatment. The hospital was also recognized as a 5-star recipient in more than ten categories for 2022:

  • Heart Failure
  • Defibrillator Procedures
  • Pacemaker Procedures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Spinal Fusion Surgery
  • Cranial Neurosurgery
  • Stroke
  • Pneumonia
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Sepsis

Grand Strand Medical Center was also named among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation for Patient Safety and a recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for five years in a row.

“We applaud Grand Strand Medical Center as the recipient of several Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals awards for their long-standing commitment to quality and superior clinical outcomes. As hospitals across the country continue to fearlessly treat patients during the time of COVID-19, it has never been more important to recognize those organizations that are delivering the highest quality care,” Bowman said.

Learn more about how Healthgrades determines award recipients and get more information on Healthgrades Quality Solutions.