HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Hartsville is an All-America City, so it stands to reason that Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center is following that trend.
Having just finished its thrice-annual review from various commissions, Carolina Pines is reaching high, according to Jana E. Pye, director of marketing and public relations for Carolina Pines.
“The All-America City of Hartsville has much to offer in the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina, and their hospital and adjoining medical office continues to be the health care facility of choice for discerning citizens across the region,” Pye said.
“Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville just completed its tri-annual Joint Commission review in March and received an excellent rating of zero conditional findings. This puts CPRMC in the top rankings of all hospitals across the nation.”
The hospital also earned the American College of Cardiology Chest Pain Center Base Accreditation in March.
New chief executive officer Bill Little said the reports corroborate the prevailing environment at the facility.
“Carolina Pines is an integral part of this community,” Little said. “We are continuing to grow and add more physicians and services to help meet the needs of our patients. Our recent accreditation survey from The Joint Commission in March confirms what we already knew – that our hospital is one of the very best in the state of South Carolina.”
Two of the hospital’s nurses, Autumn Collins and Kelly Beasley, were named Palmetto Gold Nurses.
In October, CPRMC was awarded four South Carolina Certified Zero Harm Awards from SCMA/SCHA.
In November, CPRMC was awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Total Hip Replacement and total Knee Replacement.
CPRMC opened a new, larger sleep lab in January of 2018, moving from the medical office building to a larger space in the main hospital.
In December, Abraham Areephanthu, MD, was honored for his nine years of service and leadership as chief of staff from 2009 to 2017. Terence W. Hassler, MD, was named the new chief of staff.
The 2017 Nurse of the Year was Autumn Collins, ICU. The Employee of the Year was Deena Shelley. The Manager of the Year was Kelly Miller, director of women and children’s services.