LUMBERTON — Southeastern Regional Medical Center, affiliated with Southeastern Health, has received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. The distinction makes Southeastern Regional Medical Center among the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
From 2009 through 2011, 262 hospitals showed superior performance in caring for patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective clinical outcomes — risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications — across at least 19 of 27 of the most common conditions and procedures.
“I am proud to be part of an organization that focuses on clinical outcomes,” said Joann Anderson, president and CEO of Southeastern Health, the parent organization of Southeastern Regional Medical Center. “‘Healthgrades’ recognition of efforts to elevate the level of care delivered validates we are focusing on the right things.”
Southeastern Regional Medical Center was the only hospital out of the six eligible in the Myrtle Beach region to receive this designation.
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