Grand Strand Health – Grand Strand Medical Center

73%

Patients that would definitely recommend
3% higher than the national average

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Top in the nation for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors, and other preventable complications

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgery, spinal fusion, hip fracture treatment, hip replacement, and total knee replacement

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, small intestine surgeries, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement

Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgery, spinal fusion, hip fracture treatment, hip replacement, and total knee replacement

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

3 ratings were better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

10 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
Learn more about patient safety ratings

Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Learn more about patient experience
71%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
2% higher than the national average

73%

Would definitely recommend
3% higher than the national average

Grand Strand Health – Grand Strand Medical Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%78%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%77%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%65%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%86%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%53%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%67%66%

Grand Strand Health – Grand Strand Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%59%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%67%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

The staff were very warm and compassionate. Dr Boggs was exceptional. He took his time and listened very carefully to my mother. I would highly recommend Dr Boggs.

Jul 03 2020

Review for Dr. Boggs

Great eye doctors. Experience is always positive..

Marilyn S. Jul 01 2020

Review for Dr. Sloan

Professional, efficient

Jane G. Jul 01 2020

Review for Dr. Sloan

Gave detailed description of diagnosis and best steps for care and follow up

N. C. Jul 01 2020

Review for Dr. Sloan

Dr. Watson puts me at ease.

Jul 01 2020

Review for Dr. Watson

Dr. Emily Touloukian is extremely professional and very caring. I commend her. I have been treated by her for a number of years.

norbert flatow Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Touloukian

Laurel P. Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Wadud

It was easy to schedule an appointment that was not very far in the future. The office staff was very friendly. Everyone made me feel comfortable.

Jun 30 2020

Review for Heather Vincent

Always a good experience, friendly, honest and caring..Great staff and the same goes to Jessica.

Eduardo Valdaliso Jun 28 2020

Review for Dr. Karavan

Gervasio and Mary Pontorno Jun 27 2020

Review for Dr. Goebel

Larry Haney Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Andrews

Charlotte Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Karavan

Dr. Goebel is a straight shooter(pardon the pun)he takes the time to wander all questions and give advise not an opinion as long as he is at GSR you will find me at GSR.

Theodore Harris Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Goebel

Very professional, efficient and caring

Doug L. Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Sloan

I found out she is no longer with this company and I am so sorry. She treated me for years back in North Carolina and when she left, I was devastated. I have not been able to fine anyone. to compare with her. Wish I knew where she is practicing.

Gloria Jun 25 2020

Review for Joleen Moore

Still having trouble after nose surgery

Gena Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Sutton

Our experience is always great. Very helpful and understanding of older people

R. A. Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Sloan

Dr Doering has a great sense of humor more important being giving me shots in my eyes and helping bring back my vision

John O. Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Doering

Dr Sloan listens and gives options for treatments with pros and cons but no pressure for a specific invasive treatment

Anonymous A. Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Sloan

Very nice and pleasant staff. Short wait time for your appointment. The doctor take time to answer all of your question.

Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Karavan

I don’t have eye insurance so he gave me a discount. I’ve been seeing him for years! He is very knowledgeable!!!!

Misti A. A. Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Doering

Always a great experience.

Anonymous A. Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Doering

Doctor seems competent and his injection skills are much better than Mom’s Former eye doctor, almost pain free She says.

Caroline E. Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Doering

Routine 6 month examination aftermath from my stroke 2 years earlier exam went well everything look good.

Excellent neurologist highly recommend Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Coni

Dr Sloan is very thorough and takes his time with his patients. You are never rushed, He takes the time to answers all your questions.

Mary C. Jun 22 2020

Review for Dr. Sloan

Dr. Kontos has been my cardiologist and has managed my heart related problem for the last 10 years. I know if I need to see him, I can call the office and get an appointment - otherwise, I get me check up every 6 m0nths.

Gloria Serrian Jun 22 2020

Review for Dr. Kontos

I have been a patient of Dr. Karavan for over eight years and highly recommend him! He is always willing to listen and answer my questions. I had an issue a few years ago and he recommended several test and procedures to make sure I had no underlying problems with my heart.

Jun 22 2020

Review for Dr. Karavan

A VERY CARING DOCTOR WHO LISTENS TO YOUR CONCERNS ! I'M GLAD TO HAVE FOUND DR BOGGS AND HIS WONDERFUL STAFF.

DONALD MOLITOR Jun 22 2020

Review for Dr. Boggs

Dr. Boggs is the best!!! He always listens to me and applies logic to his diagnosis. I really appreciate him and his staff.

David Bombard Jun 21 2020

Review for Dr. Boggs

Very satisfied with Dr. Goodrow glad I we t to him .

William Wirth Jun 21 2020

Review for Dr. Goodroe

Dr. Dieting makes me feel comfortable with my monthly injections so that I don't feel nervous.

Anonymous A. Jun 20 2020

Review for Dr. Doering

Took His Time And Listened To My Concerns

Tony H. Jun 20 2020

Review for Dr. Doering

Due to the coronavirus my husband was not able to attend the visit with me. Dr. Gutman was gracious enough to talk to him on speakerphone so he could include him in the visit. He clearly explained everything to ensure I was comfortable and at ease.

Celinda Christensen Jun 20 2020

Review for Dr. Gutman

Dr is compassionate and knowledgeable. That makes a wonderful it a wonderful experience.

Christina S. Jun 20 2020

Review for Dr. Doering

Everyone in this office is awesome, I couldn’t have asked for anything better.

Brian H. Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Sloan

Made all necessary and important eye tests. Confident in his good report of eyes.

Anonymous A. Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Doering

Karen F. Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Sloan

Always professional, very personable, explains everything well, my vision has been great for the last 6 years !

John B. Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Doering

I’m from the Northeast and we have the choice of the best Doctors...Dr Wieland is just Great ...never had a Dr that takes the time to listen

Jeanette Russo Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Wieland

I have seen Dr Sloan for a number of years and have always felt that he was providing excellent medical care . He has a clear way of explaining the issues with my eyes. I feel I am being offered the best treatment options and am very happy to have found Dr. Sloan.

Kathleen K. Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Sloan

Dr Gutman has operated on both my eyes. His skill as a surgeon is amazing as he repaired macular holes in both eyes and restored my vision back to what it was before. His deduction to his patients is second to none. A truly amazing Dr.

MarcW Jun 18 2020

Review for Dr. Gutman

Excellent care

Carol G. Jun 17 2020

Review for Dr. Sloan

Great

Anonymous A. Jun 17 2020

Review for Dr. Doering

Dr Doering was professional, easy to talk to, and quick in his exam and diagnosis. I believe his explanation of my eye issue could have been more detailed.

Anonymous Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Doering

LOved the efficiency with which his office processed us as new patients. Dr. Boggs lived up to the recommendation given--thorough, thoughtful, listened well

Joan Leotta Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Boggs

Dr. Doering provides me with clear and concise explanations of my treatment . I’m quite comfortable while in his care .

Anonymous A. Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Doering

Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Chambers

He is very skillful with the treatment I need and always takes time to answer any questions. I have the utmost respect for him and would highly recommend him. His team also deserves praise. They are friendly and treat me with respect.

Mery E. P. Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Doering

Friendly knowledgeable take time to answer all questions

Mirka B. Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Doering

Good. A bit rushed but all right.

Richard M. O. Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Doering

In my opinion, Dr. Goebel is the best electrophysiologist in the Grand Strand area!

Mike Lenhart Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Goebel

What can one say? Dr. Goebel was knowledgeable, made me feel at ease and I can only say the same about the staff. I could not ask for better treatment and understanding. Dr. Goebel and Grand Strand Cardiovascular exceeded my expectation and I thank them all so much.

Donald J. Furcillo Jun 15 2020

Review for Dr. Goebel

I feel Blessed to have found Dr. Lee. I am new to the area and she has been so kind and caring.

Jun 15 2020

Review for Dr. Lee

He’s extremely pleasant, knowledgeable and thorough with his findings and explanations

Anonymous A. Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Prinzi

I did not have to wait, the nurses were friendly and helpful. Routine yearly check up everything was good. I highly recommend Dr. Karavan.

Molly W. Tanner Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Karavan

It was handled professionally and quickly. Staff and Doctor were helpful and able to answer any and all questions.

Michael Barrier Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Kontos

Dr Watson's staff is super helpful! Dr Watson is pleasant and confident. He listens and then discusses options. If I have any questions, they are answered thoroughly and I have never felt rushed. I am very pleased with Dr Watson and his staff. I have already recommended DrWatson to a friend.

Debbie Hicks Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Watson

DANIEL HERMAN Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Watson

I fell fractured my left arm and the emergency room referred me to thus doctor. It is so refreshing not to have to sit forever waiting for the doctors. In and out in less than an hour. My kind if place c

Linda Alford Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Duncan

great doctor and staff always curtious and takes the time to explain everything in a way easy to understand

Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Goebel

Larry and Jeanne Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Goebel

Excellent! I tell folks that I have a doctor who injects meds into my eyeball and they cringe! I totally trust Dr. Doering he needs to do.

Leon N. Jun 13 2020

Review for Dr. Doering

Excellent!

E. G. Jun 13 2020

Review for Dr. Doering

Always good.

James M. Jun 13 2020

Review for Dr. Doering

Awesome staff,professional .

Jan B. Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Sloan

Warren Shadle Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Goebel

Concerned and caring

Sar B. Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Doering

I have seen Dr. Paudel on 2 occasions. I have found him to be very kind and thorough. He spent ample time with me, did not make me feel rushed and explained everything to me. I found his bedside manner to be excellent.

Kathryn Kelly Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Paudel

Waited almost 30 minutes after preliminary tests completed.

David K. Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Prinzi

Allways very good

Silas W. Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Prinzi

it was good

Eunice P. Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Prinzi

Paige Weaver has always taken the time to listen and explain things.

Jun 11 2020

Review for Paige Weaver

First time

Ron E. Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Prinzi

Dr. Jackson has taken care of me for years. He really cares. Always has time to talk and is very calming and comforting. He is my Doctor. I would highly recommend him.

Bill McKenzie Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Jackson Jr

Very thorough and communicates

Anonymous A. Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Doering

Dr Carl Sloan is great. He takes time to explain to his patients what’s happening with their eyes. I trust him.

F. A. Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Sloan

Dr Goodroe listens to you and explains things so you can understand. So professional and caring a person. The staff is courteous and kind as well and make you feel comfortable right away.

Kathy Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Goodroe

Well and quick results

Joe N. Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Sloan

I have seen Dr. Prinzi for the past few years. He takes the time to explain exactly what is going on with my vision. I would highly recommend him.

Cynthia F. Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Prinzi

Very good

Anonymous A. Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Doering

Everyone I deal with is very personable and professional

Anonymous A. Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Doering

Very comforting, professional, and extremely knowledgeable

Eric W. Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Doering

Been seeing him for almost a year due to detached retina. Frustrated that it is taking so long but I trust his judgment.

Mary A. Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Doering

Great doctor. Glad he's here.

Anonymous A. Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Doering

YES ,He,s excellent.

william Malloy Jun 09 2020

Review for Dr. Truluck

Dr. Sloan is knowledgeable and is able to explain my condition in terms I can understand. My main concern is the amount of time I have to spend waiting to see doctor once in the office.

Sandra R. Jun 09 2020

Review for Dr. Sloan

Quick diagnosis and action saved my life.

Jun 09 2020

Review for Dr. Truluck

Overall excellent staff. Friendly and ready to assist. I've had a number of appointments with Dr. Doering including the repair of my torn retina. All is still well with my vision. Overall I feel very confident that I'm getting the best care from him. I highly recommend him.

Donald M. M. Jun 08 2020

Review for Dr. Doering

Emergency brought me to Dr Sloans office. The wonderful staff was very friendly helpful and organized. Was a great experience after a painful chemical burn. Dr Sloan and entire team was Great .

Scott M. Jun 08 2020

Review for Dr. Sloan

Feel very confident in and comfortable with Dr Sloan.

Kendra K. Jun 08 2020

Review for Dr. Sloan

Very efficient and informative

David H. Jun 08 2020

Review for Dr. Sloan

Dr Goodroe is very professional and covers all the bases with you. Good communication skills. Listens to your concerns and encourages your input.

J Cinelli Jun 06 2020

Review for Dr. Goodroe

Dr Goebel is terrific! Is very bright, yet down to earth. His offices are friendly and his staff a reflection of their leadership.

Thomas Halvorsen Jun 06 2020

Review for Dr. Goebel

Office visits are always on time. Dr.Karavan is very thorough with his appointments. If you have any issues, they call you right back.Office team is Awsome.

Rich M. Jun 06 2020

Review for Dr. Karavan

High degree of sanitization and professional.

Kent S. Jun 06 2020

Review for Dr. Sloan

I'm a new patient and he evaluated a pre-existing condition. His exam was thorough and he explained next steps to me in a manner I could understand. I appreciate his professional manner. He made me feel confident that the condition can be resolved.

Darlene M. Jun 06 2020

Review for Dr. Prinzi

Location

Grand Strand Health – Grand Strand Medical Center

809 82nd Pkwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572