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Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood, S.C., is proud to be recognized for its employees, quality, service and advanced technology. From around town to across the state and around the world, Self is continually distinguishing itself as a leader in healthcare excellence. Below are some of the awards, recognitions, and notable facts about Self Regional that show how we bring advanced care closer ...

Worldwide


Great Workplace Award (2008-2012) – For the fifth consecutive year, the Gallup® organization has named Self Regional Healthcare among the top-performing organizations in the world for its highly engaged workforce. In fact, there are only 27 organizations on this year’s list – a distinction that belongs solely to our dedicated team members. Certainly, an award doesn’t make a workplace great, but we believe our people do. And we believe you’ll feel the difference in the care you receive … only at Self. The Great Workplace Award is based on two components: database performance and financial performance. Applicants’ results are compared across Gallup’s renowned workplace research database composed of 15 million employees worldwide. A panel of workplace experts reviews each organization’s portfolio, which includes quantitative and qualitative components, and the award-winning organizations are then named.


National

Carotid Artery Surgery – Ranked by CareChex® among the top 100 in the nation and top 10 percent in the nation for medical excellence (2012)

Gall Bladder Removal – Ranked among top 10 percent in nation by CareChex for medical excellence (2011)

Spine Surgery – Ranked by CareChex among top 100 in nation and top 10 percent in nation for medical excellence (2011)

Spinal Fusion – Ranked by CareChex (R) among top 100 in nation (2011) and top 10 percent in nation (2011-12) for medical excellence and ranked among the top 100 nationally and top 10 percent nationally in patient safety (2011-2012)

Vascular Surgery – Ranked by CareChex among top 100 in nation and top 10 percent in nation for medical excellence (2012)

Major Cardiac Surgery – Ranked among top 10 percent in nation by CareChex for patient safety (2012)

Stroke Care – Ranked among top 10 percent in nation by CareChex for patient safety (2012)

*HealthGrades® is the leading independent healthcare ratings organization for hospitals in the United States.

*CareChex® is a medical quality rating service that provides clinical, financial, and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers, and purchasers of U.S. medical care.

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ - Self Regional is a two-time recipient of this HealthGrades® award, which ranks the hospital among the top 10 percent in the nation for excellence in patient satisfaction (2009/10 – 2010/11).

Neurosurgery – Ranked in the top 5 percent in the nation for spine surgery by HealthGrades for the third consecutive year.

Vascular Surgery – Ranked among the top 5 percent in the nation in 2011.

Blue Distinction Centers – Self Regional is a participant in this program administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Blue Distinction® is a designation awarded by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality healthcare, under objective selection criteria. The designation is based on rigorous, evidence-based selection criteria established in collaboration with expert physicians' and medical organizations' recommendations. Its goal is to help consumers find quality specialty care on a consistent basis, while enabling and encouraging health professionals to improve the overall quality and delivery of healthcare nationwide.



Cancer Treatment – Self Regional’s Cancer Center was honored with the 2009 American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award. The award is designed to recognize cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. A facility receives the OAA following the on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor during which the facility demonstrates a Commendation level of compliance with six standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program and also receives a compliance rating for the remaining 30 standards.


Statewide (clinical)

Carotid Artery Surgery – Ranked No. 1 in South Carolina by CareChex for medical excellence (2011)

Gall Bladder Removal – Ranked No. 1 in South Carolina by CareChex for medical excellence (2011)

Spine Surgery – Ranked among the top 10 percent in South Carolina by CareChex for medical excellence (2011)

Spinal Fusion – Ranked No. 1 in South Carolina by CareChex for medical excellence (2011) and among top 10 percent in South Carolina for patient safety (2011)

Vascular Surgery – Ranked in top 10 percent in South Carolina by CareChex for medical excellence (2012)

*CareChex® is a medical quality rating service of The Delta Group, the nation's largest privately-held healthcare information service company. CareChex provides clinical, financial, and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers, and purchasers of U.S. medical care.CareChex provides a comprehensive evaluation of all components of medical quality including process of care, outcomes of care, and patient experiences.

South Carolina Governor’s Quality Award – The only recipient of the highest award in South Carolina for outstanding achievement in the development and implementation of quality management systems (2010).

Spine Surgery Excellence Award™ – Neurosurgery program has received the highest award by HealthGrades for four consecutive years (2008-2011).

Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™ – Vascular surgery program has received the highest award by HealthGrades for 2010-11.

Overall Orthopedic Services – Top-ranked in South Carolina by HealthGrades for second consecutive year (2010-11).

Vascular Surgery – Top-ranked in South Carolina by HealthGrades for 2010-11.



Lakelands Region


Five-Star Rating for Spine Surgery – Highest rating by HealthGrades for spine surgery (fusion and nonfusion procedures).

Five-Star Rating for Back and Neck Surgery (spinal fusion) – Highest rating by HealthGrades for these procedures.

Five-Star Rating for Back and Neck Surgery (except spinal fusion) – Highest rating by HealthGrades for these procedures.

Five-Star Rating for Vascular Surgery – Highest rating by HealthGrades for vascular surgery.

Five-Star Rating for Carotid Surgery – Highest rating by HealthGrades for this procedure.

Five-Star Rating for Peripheral Vascular Bypass – Highest rating by HealthGrades for this procedure.

Five-Star Rating for Cholecystectomy – Highest rating by HealthGrades for surgical removal of the gallbladder.

Five-Star Rating for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).


Advanced Technology and Services

South Carolina Spine Center – The spine program, ranked among the top 5 percent in the nation for three years, offers a new approach to treating back and neck pain and injuries, which includes pain management, physical therapy, imaging services, education, and advanced surgical and imaging techniques (such as the iCT Brainsuite), all coordinated by your personal nurse navigator. It’s everything you need for exceptional spine care.

iCT Brainsuite ® – Uses space-age technology that allows surgeons to look at images during surgery, not only of the brain, but also of the back and neck, where surgical precision is critical. Our state-of-the art neurosurgical suite was the first in the Southeast and just the fourth in the nation.

South Carolina Joint Center – The joint program offers a comprehensive, integrated approach designed to minimize pain and restore your quality of life to the maximum extent possible when you have total hip or knee replacement. The multidisciplinary healthcare team includes orthopedic surgeons, a joint care coordinator, specially trained healthcare professionals, and physical and occupational therapists. The center is top-rated in South Carolina for overall orthopedic services by HealthGrades® and has been designated as a Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Blue Distinction Center® for Spine Surgery.

Open-air MRI – Hate tight spaces? Lots of people do. That’s why the Imaging Center of Self Regional Healthcare has an “open air” MRI, a state-of-the-art outpatient diagnostic tool. It is in a large, comfortable and private room. Unlike “tube” MRIs, this one gives you plenty of breathing room. People used to have to drive far away for open-air MRI, but now it’s close and convenient.

64-Slice CT – It’s the closest thing to seeing inside your body without a scratch. Self Regional’s 64-slice CT can scan your whole body in less than a minute and provide your doctors with the most detailed images available anywhere.

3-D Vascular Imaging – Now surgeons can see the problem before it’s treated. New vascular imaging technology makes 3-D models of aortic and cerebral aneurysms, and arterial blockages in the neck, kidneys and limbs. It creates highly detailed images of the smallest vessels to help guide surgery or stenting–with minimum radiation.

PET-CT Scan – When you’re facing the possibility of cancer, you need answers. Fast. The Imaging Center of Self Regional Healthcare can help. We offer a new outpatient diagnostic tool called a PET-CT scanner. It can literally pinpoint cancer activity in its early stages. And our radiologists are specially trained to use this state-of-the art technology and they support your physician the information to make a diagnosis. People used to have to drive far away for this technology, but now it’s close and convenient. And it’s only at Self.

Level III Neonatal Intensive Care – Some babies arrive a little too early. Others are born with special needs. For newborns like these, our fully accredited Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is available to help 24 hours a day. Ours is the only Level III NICU in the Lakelands region. Having it close by means you can choose to stay near family and friends even when your pregnancy entails higher than normal risk. And you can choose Self's NICU with incredible confidence.

Surgical weight management – Self Regional Healthcare offers gastric bypass, gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy procedures along with pre- and post-surgery counseling and support groups.