Myrtle Beach, SC  – Grand Strand Medical Center announced today that it is one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals for 2023, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. This achievement puts the hospital in the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance across the most common conditions and procedures. This is the third consecutive year Grand Strand Medical Center is among America’s Best, and it’s the only hospital in Horry and Georgetown counties among America’s Best Hospitals.

“Grand Strand Medical Center has received this recognition three years in a row which demonstrates our health system’s commitment to providing our patients with high-quality care across the extensive specialties we offer,” said Dr. George Helmrich, Chief Medical Officer of Grand Strand Health. “Our leadership and colleague’s commitment to our mission, our focus on quality improvement processes along with investments in new technology all contribute to receiving this award.”

Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals. This year’s analysis revealed significant variation between America’s Best 250 Hospitals and hospitals that did not receive the distinction. In fact, if all hospitals performed similarly to America’s 250 Best, over 160,000 lives could have been saved.

“We’re proud to recognize Grand Strand Medical Center as one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals for 2023,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “As one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals, Grand Strand Medical Center consistently delivers better-than-expected outcomes for the patients in their community and is setting a high national standard for clinical excellence.”

Visit Healthgrades for an in-depth look at Grand Strand Medical Center’s performance and profile to explore the highest quality care in South Carolina today. There consumers can find more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality, and access the complete methodology as well as a patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019