Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital

77%

Patients that would definitely recommend
7% higher than the national average


Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital is a medical facility located in Murrells Inlet, SC. This hospital has been recognized for Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ and Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™.

Awards

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)

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

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

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

1 rating was worse than expected

3 ratings were better than expected

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery

9 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
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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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).

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74%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
5% higher than the national average

77%

Would definitely recommend
7% higher than the national average

Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

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

100%50%0%81%81%

Communication with nurses

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

100%50%0%80%78%

Communication about medicines

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

100%50%0%61%63%

Discharge Information

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

100%50%0%89%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%63%66%

Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital

National Average

Quietness

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

100%50%0%58%60%

Cleanliness

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

100%50%0%68%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Excellent, best describes

Anonymouspaul S. Oct 23 2020

Review for Dr. Sloan

Excellent

Doug S. Oct 23 2020

Review for Dr. Sloan

Overall very pleasant

Jim C. Oct 23 2020

Review for Dr. Sloan

Excellent! Dr McCutcheon has been our physician for the past five years. She friendly always taking a minute to ensure we have no other questions very conscientious and thorough exam

Joe Jackson Oct 20 2020

Review for Dr. McCutcheon

Very professional and easy to understand.

William L. Oct 20 2020

Review for Dr. Sloan

Location

Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital

4070 Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

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