​Awards & Distinctions

East Cooper Medical Center strives for excellence in everything we do. Because of our commitment to delivering high-quality care, we’ve received numerous awards and distinctions that demonstrate our high standards. Most notably, we’ve been awarded ​nine Gold Seals of Approval from one of the nation’s most respected health care organizations, the Joint Commission. We’ve earned more Gold Seals than any other South Carolina hospital.

While we take pride in all these honors, we are primarily focused on helping you feel confident in our abilities to provide the best possible care.

The Joint Commission Gold Seals of Approval™ for Health Care Quality:

  • Disease-Specific Care for Laminectomy
  • Disease-Specific Care for Heart Failure
  • Disease-Specific Care for Pneumonia
  • Disease-Specific Care for Advanced Primary Stroke Center
  • Disease-Specific Care for Advanced Inpatient Diabetes
  • Disease-Specific Care for Minimally-Invasive Colorectal
  • Disease-Specific Care for Joint Replacement-Hip
  • Disease-Specific Care for Joint Replacement-Knee  
  • Disease-Specific Care for Perinatal Care
  • American Heart Association’s 
    “Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award” 
  •  American Heart Association’s
    “Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure Gold Achievement Award”
  •  Five-Star Patient Satisfaction for 10 consecutive years
  •  Tenet Healthcare’s Circle of Excellence Award