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Keeping Your Family Healthy

Health Care - Grand strand Regional Medical CenterMoving to a new area can be incredibly stressful. Don’t add to what is already an anxious time by failing to research your family’s health care options. From large health systems to smaller hospitals and clinics, the Myrtle Beach area is sure to have a facility that meets your needs. Whether you are in need of life-saving cardiac surgery, hip replacement, rehabilitation services or general surgery, learn how the Myrtle Beach area is keeping families healthy.

Three outstanding hospital systems serve the Myrtle Beach region: Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Georgetown Hospital System, and Loris Healthcare System (now affiliated with McLeod Health in Florence, S.C.). Each has multiple satellite facilities for urgent care and specialty services. There are also a number of nursing homes/assisted living facilities in the area that provide rehabilitation care as well.

Grand Strand Regional Medical Center is an accredited Chest Pain Center and has been ranked No. 1 in South Carolina for cardiac surgery and in the top 5 percent in the United States both of the last two years. It is the region's only Level 2 Trauma Center. Grand Strand Regional Medical Center has seven off-site departments throughout the Grand Strand to provide quality, convenient health care.  Grand Strand Regional Medical Center has seven off-site departments throughout the Grand Strand to provide quality, convenient health care. 

Waccamaw Community HospitalAs a part of Georgetown Hospital System, Waccamaw Community Hospital, located in Murrells Inlet, offers 24-hour emergency services, obstetrics, inpatient and outpatient surgery, and medical/surgical units. Waccamaw Community Hospital has won local awards including the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Business Innovation Award and Business Image Award for its innovative programs and design features.

Georgetown Memorial HospitalAlso a member of the Georgetown Hospital System, Georgetown Memorial Hospital is a 131-bed, acute-care facility offering state-of-the-art equipment and providing a full range of inpatient and outpatient services. Centrally located in the historic seaport city of Georgetown, S.C., approximately 40 miles south of Myrtle Beach, this hospital offers convenient medical care services to several communities in the eastern coastal region.

Affiliated with McLeod Health, Loris Community Hospital and Seacoast Medical Center are general medical and surgical hospitals serving northern Horry County.The facilties offer a variety of inpatient and outpatient services and 24-hour emergency care. 

Conway Medical CenterA private, not-for-profit hospital, Conway Medical Center began in downtown Conway approximately 60 years ago with six physicians on staff. Today, the medical staff has grown to more than 200 representing many specialties and sub-specialties. The 210-bed facility employs approximately 1,400 people and is one of the county’s largest employers.

 

First Person

For longtime resident Caryn Smith, the primary caregiver for her fragile
82-year-old mother, having quality doctors and facilities close by is not just reassuring, but imperative. “Over the last four years my mom has suffered a stroke, fallen and severely broken her leg, and contracted pneumonia. Not only did she need immediate treatment, but she required in-patient rehabilitation services following each of these events.”

Her proximity to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center made that facility the perfect choice for Caryn’s mother.