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McLeod Health earned 24 national awards that were unveiled Tuesday as the healthcare system took top honors in several areas.
From the Morning News:
“Charles Bethea, chairman of Mcleod’s board of trustees, said such accomplishments are ” the culmination of a laser-sharp focus on continuous improvement on the quality and safety of everything we do at McLeod.”
Bethea welcomed a room full of people at lunchtime Tuesday to celebrate the national awards bestowed upon the health care system, and was quick to give credit to the culture that’s shaped a winning workforce.
“Every morning our folks get up looking to find ways to provide a better service to our patients and families,” he said. “It’s a culture and an ongoing way of life that continues to deliver outstanding benefit to our Pee Dee community and the citizens.” Bethea asked those present to “share with me the great pride we have in this institution,” and see that McLeod remains the true choice for medical excellence.
Dr. Dale Lusk welcomed everyone to “our pause for celebration,” as he acknowledged the many people present who “made a huge difference in the health and well-being of those who we serve.”
“It’s to you we owe the most accolades to,” said Lusk, vice president of McLeod Medical Services. He noted that those who received the award represent “a huge number of those who are sitting in the audience today as well.”
Lusk said that when Dr. F.H. McLeod opened an infirmary in 1906, “his vision was to bring the best of the best.”
“Today it’s fitting that we remember that. And celebrate as we have made huge strides,” he said.
From nurses and technical support to grounds staff and food service, Lusk underscored the different roles played in bringing about “a team effort.”
“That is a hallmark of what we do here at McLeod Regional Medical Center,” he said. “Our mantra is that it’s physician led, evidence-based and data-driven, so these awards are a culmination of those efforts.”
Healthgrades, the Colorado-based ratings organization bestowing the awards, sees 1.2 million visitors each day to its website, said Katharine Mongoven, Healthgrades’ associate director of quality solutions. She said the idea is to provide patients “with tools and information” to help them make an informed decision on where to seek medical care.”
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