Residents of Dillon have access to one of the top medical systems in the Southeast in McLeod Health. The local McLeod hospital in Dillon has its roots dating back to 1943 with the creation of the St. Eugene Hospital which was built in 1943 and was a fixture in the Dillon area for over 60 years. The former St. Eugene Hospital is now part of McLeod Health and provides the following services:
The McLeod Medical Center Dillon medical staff performs a wide spectrum of surgical procedures. Using modern technology and advanced techniques involving a laparoscope (video microscope), many surgical procedures are performed with smaller incisions and shorter hospital stays. In a growing number of cases, patients are able to return to their home and family the day of surgery. In 2003, McLeod Medical Center Dillon completed construction on a new surgical facility. The facility houses the operating room, recovery room, same-day surgery, and the hospital's central sterile unit. The finest in technology and round-the-clock specialized nursing care is available to recovering patients.
Closely supervised programs of exercise, education and diet work in conjunction with physicians to shepherd heart patients back to health. Cardiac rehabilitation begins in the hospital with Phase 1. Patients then progress to Phases 2, 3 and 4 which are outpatient programs held in the McLeod Medical Center Dillon Cardiac Rehabilitation Center. The ultimate goal of our cardiac rehabilitation program is to return heart patients to a normal, productive lifestyle.
Expectant mothers can prepare for their baby's arrival with educational classes preparing them for the childbirth experience. Two specially designed and warmly decorated birthing suites create a homelike setting for the baby's birth. A breast-feeding nurse educator offers new moms individual attention and conducts a monthly breast-feeding support group. Epidural pain management is offered for the labor experience. A Level I nursery is staffed with specialists and offers high-risk infants on-site care.
From sound waves to nuclear scans, skilled technicians assist physicians using a full complement of technology and tools available to track down the causes of patient injuries and illnesses. Ultrasounds, mammograms, spiral CT scans, magnetic resonance imaging and cardiac nuclear scans are conducted on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
Using the most current testing techniques, the laboratory staff conducts tests covering blood testing and therapeutic drug monitoring, and analyzes samples for microbiology and general chemistry results.
Skilled physicians and nurses, trained specifically for emergency and trauma cases, are on duty 24 hours a day in our emergency department to handle any kind of medical crisis. The full resources of Saint Eugene and McLeod Health stand ready to assist any Emergency patient who needs further care.
Offering compassionate care to terminally ill patients and their families, McLeod Hospice serves both their medical and emotional needs. Patients can spend their last days at home, surrounded by those they love, rather than in a hospital room.
Patients in Dillon county needing ongoing medical attention, special homebound treatments or more personalized care can receive it from McLeod Home Health. Home Health serves accident victims, recovering surgical patients, those suffering from serious illness, senior citizens and infants.
Specialists work with patients recovering from injuries and illnesses. Therapeutic techniques include whirlpool, paraffin bath, ultrasound, cervical and lumbar traction, hydrocollator packs, cryotherapy and specific exercise regimes.
McLeod Medical Center Dillon, with a grant from the McLeod Foundation, has established a pediatric rehabilitation program for children who are born prematurely, have developmental delays, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, or autism. Rehabilitation programs strive to help these children thrive through reflex integration, treatment modalities, neuromuscular re-education and sensory integration therapy. A team of professionals, including the family, physician, specialists, school, home health agency, occupational speech and physical therapists, combine their expertise and efforts to create a patient-focused treatment plan.
Respiratory Care Practitioners offer inpatient and outpatient diagnostic services. This up to date technology includes electroencephalograms (EEG), electrocardiograms (EKG), holter monitor studies, pulmonary function testing and arterial blood gas testing, often will little to no wait time.