Awards & Distinctions

In everything we do, we are focused on helping people live happier, healthier lives. We achieve this by delivering safe, high-quality care and an optimal experience to every patient, every time. 
Our success is measured not only by our internal metrics, but also by publicly available ratings systems and grading scales, which are designed to help consumers make smart healthcare choices. It’s no surprise that people’s perception of our hospital—and the experience they will receive here—is vital to our future. While no score or rank provides a complete picture of the safety, quality or service provided at a hospital, we support transparency as it drives continued quality improvement and helps patients become more engaged in their care. 

Certified ZERO HARM Award
The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) recognizes the commitment to eliminating medical errors and creating a culture of high reliability throughout our facility.  By pursuing a standard of Zero Harm, our hospital continues to put patient safety first in our mission to provide world-class care to the patients and communities we serve.

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Drive to ZERO SUICIDE Award
The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Mental (DMH) promotes healthcare environments that pursue best practices for preventing suicide in our communities. 

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Human Experience (HX) Guardian of Excellence Award®
Press Ganey, the global leader in healthcare experience solutions and services. As a winner of the Press Ganey HX Guardian of Excellence Award®, East Cooper Medical Center is in the top 5% of healthcare providers in delivering patient experience in the last year. Press Ganey works with more than 41,000 healthcare facilities in its mission to reduce patient suffering and enhance caregiver resilience to improve the overall safety, quality, and experience of care.



Advanced Stroke Center Certification
The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® recognizes health care organizations committed to fostering continuous improvement in patient safety and quality of care. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewers also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

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