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‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

September 15, 2011


Myrtle Beach, SC - Grand Strand Regional Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s top performers in key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Only 405 hospitals, or 14% of reporting hospitals, received this key recognition.

To be recognized as a top performer on key quality measures, an organization must meet two 95 percent performance thresholds.  Grand Strand Regional was recognized for achieving excellence in performance on it accountability measures during 2010 for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

Inclusion on the list of 405 hospitals is based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the previous calendar year.  

“This is a real tribute to our entire staff and the excellent care they provide continuously,” said Doug White, Grand Strand Regional CEO. “We are committed to providing the best care possible to our patients and we are proud that The Joint Commission recognizes this.”

Grand Strand Regional’s heart program has received previous recognitions this year. The hospital has been ranked #1 in South Carolina for cardiac surgery for 2010 and 2011 by HealthGrades and was designated as an accredited chest pain center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers in 2010.