LUMBERTON — Southeastern Regional Medical Center, a nonprofit which provides care to more than 15,000 patients per year, is one of seven hospitals in the state to be named one of 100 “great community hospitals” by an industry publication.
The list, consisting of hospitals with fewer than 550 patient beds, was compiled for Becker’s Hospital Review, a publication with a circulation of 18,500.
“We are always pleased when our efforts are recognized by an outside agency,” said SRMC President and CEO Joann Anderson. “This type of recognition validates our commitment to provide quality, accessible health care and to lead the way in improving the health of our community.”
SRMC has 452 beds and offers acute, intensive and psychiatric care.
The hospital received an Outstanding Patient Experience Award in 2011 from HealthGrades, a company which rates hospital service. The company also recognized SRMC with awards in cardiac care and pulmonary care, and a Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence in 2012.
Other N.C hospitals making Becker’s Hospital Review’s top 100 are Carolinas Medical Center – NorthEast in Concord, FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville, Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, and Rutherford Hospital in Rutherfordton.
The hospitals were selected for the list based on their “commitments to the health of their local population through clinical excellence, community involvement and various other efforts,” according to the article.