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Grand Strand Medical Center
South Strand Medical Center

Awards & Accolades

Grand Strand Medical Center is proud to be the recipient of several nationally-recognized accreditations and awards that demonstrate our facility's on-going commitment to quality patient care.

Level II Trauma Center

  • Designated Level II trauma center by the American College of Surgeons and DHEC


  • Ranked among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery for four years (2010-2013)
  • Ranked #1 in SC for Cardiac Surgery for four years (2010-2013)
  • Ranked #2 in SC for Overall Cardiac Services for 2013, an increase from #5 in 2012
  • Five Star Rated for Cardiac Surgery and Coronary Bypass Surgery for four years (2010-2013)

Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care

  • Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI

United Healthcare Premium Specialty Center Designations

  • Total joint replacement
  • Cardiac rhythm management
  • Surgical spine
  • Interventional cardiac care
  • Cardiac surgery

The Joint Commission: Top Performer in Key Quality Measures

  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Surgical care

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

  • Blue Distinction Center for spine surgery
  • Blue Distinction Center of knee and hip replacement
  • Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care

American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

  • Community Hospital Cancer Program

American Diabetes Association

  • Recognized diabetes program