Healthcare

The Florence Community offers the latest medical technology and highly skilled specialists to administer first-rate medical care. The community is served by:

  1.      Two hospital systems with 805 beds.
  2.      280 physicians and 485 medical specialists.
  3.      57 dentists.
Highlights of area-wide medical services demonstrate the level of service excellence available in Florence.

Over 80 percent of Florence County physicians are board certified, indicating the level of specialization and professionalism among area physicians.

Excepting some organ transplants, Florence County medical facilities and physicians are equipped and trained to perform the latest medical procedures.

Florence is a medical center for the Pee Dee and surrounding area -- patients often travel 100 miles to Florence to receive care and treatment.

The medical community in Florence is a healthy stimulus to the area economy -- adding over $500 million annually.

Carolinas Hospital System

chsFew things are as important in life as our health and well being.  With the healthcare services available today, many people are taking a more active role in learning about their healthcare providers. That's why Carolinas Hospital System has developed a website.  We invite you to join us for a comprehensive look at who we are and how we can serve you.  From fitness programs and wellness classes to comprehensive hospital services and rehabilitation programs, you'll find reason after reason why Carolinas Hospital System is the healthcare leader in this region.  Our new hospital facility was designed to deliver care into the next century.  As we continue to be at the forefront of innovative and progressive healthcare delivery, we will move forward with one goal -- to better serve you.
» Carolinas Hospital System website
» Carolinas Hospital System wins top Triad award for third consecutive year


McLeod Regional Medical Center
      mcleod-health178-186  McLeod Regional Medical serves the health care needs of Florence and Northeast South    Carolina. The level of medical expertise and technology at this facility is on a par with the country's leading medical institutions.  McLeod is a 331 bed referral and reaching medical complex on a 75-acre campus, designated as the regional neonatal and trauma center. Today, McLeod serves as the regional referral center for 12 counties in southeastern South Carolina. McLeods neonatal intensive care unit is among the Southeast's finest.

McLeods facilities are comprehensive. They include one of the most advanced cancer treatment centers in South Carolina, as well as a heart institute with the most successful open heart surgery and cardiac treatment programs in the state. McLeod cardiac surgical care is outstanding -- the program has the lowest complication rate for open heart surgery in the nation. Complementing cardiac hospital care is the "HeartReach" Mobile Cardiac Unit, providing expert cardiac emergency transport to hospitals throughout the Pee Dee region.

With the opening of McLeods Womens Pavilion, McLeod continues its commitment to health-care excellence. The Womens Pavilion combines advanced technologies with the personal touch of skilled professionals devoted to meeting the needs of women in all stages of their life. This premier womens healthcare facility advances the level of care and expertise available to women within the region.

Campus-wide expansions have included: a medical office building for McLeod s growing staff; a 21-million-electron-volt linear accelerator that benefits cancer patients; the Breast Imaging Center for early detection of breast cancer; and the state's first permanent site magnetic resonance imaging system -- the most powerful diagnostic tool available to patients today.

McLeods expertise is not limited to its remarkable facilities. The center also has a highly trained and skilled staff. The medical staff is young and dynamic. Physicians have studied and practiced at the finest medical schools in the country and are dedicated to staying abreast of the latest advances in medical care and technology. All major specialties and subspecialties are represented at McLeod. Nearly all of the 180-member medical staff are board certified or board eligible.

McLeod is also the only teaching hospital in the region with a Family Practice Residency Program serving 21 physicians. The McLeod Family Practice Residency Program is affiliated with MUSC, Francis Marion University, and Florence-Darlington Technical College. Seventy-four percent of participating residents return to private practice in the Pee Dee area. This is the highest retention rate in the state for family medicine residency programs.

McLeod recently joined forces with 12 regional hospitals to form the Palmetto Community health Network, improving the quality, service, and cost of regional health care.
» McLeod Health Website
» McLeod Health receives national recognition in US News & World Report cover article on healthcare quality improvements

Independent Clinics

Florence County is fortunate to offer independent clinics involved in a variety of health care services, including Stokes Regional Eye Center; Seltzer Eye Associates; HealthSouth Rehabilitation Corporation, a free-standing rehabilitation hospital; Commander Nursing Center and Southland Health Care Center, offering intermediate and skilled nursing care, respite care, and rehabilitative services; and several local dental clinics for same-day denture services.