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Growth, expansions support patient needs Consolidating, centralizing services give patients easier access to care

Growth and expansion is hard to miss at McLeod Regional Medical Center. All over the campus, construction projects are bringing services together for the convenience of our patients. New construction and renovation projects are all part of Vision 2015, strategic planning at McLeod Health for the future needs of a growing community. This needs assessment and planning keeps McLeod on a steady track of strength, growth, and profitability to continue providing services for our community. This vision includes consolidating and centralizing services so that patients will have easier access to the care they need. An essential element of planning for the future is stewardship of financial resources. After careful consideration and study, McLeod Health leaders decided to take advantage of lower interest rates and lower construction costs to proceed with plans.

Building a new cancer medical office building and towers for intensive care units, along with two recently completed parking buildings, achieve the goal of service to patients by improving access to treatment areas and other services. Foundation work is progressing on a concourse that will tie buildings together. The concourse is a wide hallway stretching from the McLeod Pavilion on the east to Emergency Services on the west wide of campus. Renovating and upgrading facilities is another way McLeod plans for the future. In preparation for the new ICU patient towers, boilers have been re-located, and new ones are being installed to handle the extra capacity needed. As part of the Heart and Vascular Institute project, CVICU is being renovated, with completion expected in November. Other renovation projects are beginning in September on 6 East and 7 East in the Main Tower, and Cancer Services and Medical are moving to the eighth floor of the McLeod Pavilion, while Renal is moving to 6 West. Site preparation also is under way for a 12-bed expansion at the McLeod Hospice House. Construction and renovation projects at McLeod will be continuing for some time. Trucks will deliver steel girders, and cranes will top out the “skyline” of Florence as McLeod continues to be on the forefront of caring for our communities as “The Choice for Medical Excellence.”

The new cancer medical office building (above) rose higher in August as loads of steel arrived on campus at McLeod Regional Medical Center. The photo shows the rounded front of the building from the east side. The cancer office building is located to the left of the Main Tower. On September 1, Sharon Davis (R) of the Day Hospital joined her other team members to sign their names on a steel beam that Consider will be them the first lifted into place for parttruss of the yoursix-floor family. ICU Tower expansion. rive

















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2 Service Excellence 3 Accolades 4 News Briefs

McLeod Values in Action 5 6 7 8

Dr. Patrick J. Jebaily and Dr. Guy E. McClary, Jr.

CARING: Overcoming weight-loss barriers PERSON: Welcoming New Physicians QUALITY: Welcoming New Physicians INTEGRITY: Residents continue their training

9 Looking Ahead 10 Making Rounds


The Value of the Person Courtesy and Friendliness

Personal caring adds value for patients When I was a child, my family had a simple birthday tradition — Mom made a homemade cake, and the “birthday kid” got to pick what the family would eat that night. That’s it. It was fun and memorable. What made it memorable, however, was not the cake itself, because we had dessert on a regular basis. (OK, we were not very health-conscious!) It was not the food that was served, because we usually ate the same basic dinner selections. Rather, the part that made it wonderful was the experience of deciding what everyone else had to eat. (I loved the year that I decided our family would eat potato soup on a hot June day.) Yes, the experience of getting to do something special was what made these traditions memorable. There is an interesting book called The Experience Economy that makes this point very well. It describes that a birthday cake itself is nothing but a compilation of simple, cheap raw materials — sugar, flour, eggs. On their own, they’re not worth much. However, we add value to those materials by mixing them up into a cake. We add more value when we decorate the cake and make it look special. We add even more value when we present the cake in the presence of friends, family, and fun traditions. The point is: we place value on experiences, and we are willing to pay much more than the actual cost of the sugar, flour, and eggs to get the experience that goes with it. This principle applies to what we do every day in every aspect of our work at McLeod. Our customers come to us with an expectation that we provide more than the mechanics of getting their medicine or receiving an X-ray image. They expect that we provide them with an experience — an experience that is authentic and personal. “Why do they expect an experience?” you may ask. It’s simple — because health care is intensely personal, and

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the last thing our customers want or need is an impersonal interaction that makes them feel like they are unimportant. Impersonal care is a different kind of experience — one we should never allow. Impersonal care happens when our words and behaviors make our customers feel like we care more about treating their illness than treating the person. Think about it: when someone comes to us, they may be engaging in something frightening, new, or unknown. That automatically qualifies it as an emotional experience, in my opinion. So how we respond to them is profoundly important. Either we can ignore the fact that they are here for a significant experience and treat them as just another case on the list of cases today, or we can acknowledge that we are about to play a part in what could be one of the most important and memorable experiences of their lives. Health care is emotional, and every patient or customer’s journey is unique. We have the opportunity — every customer, every day — to respond to their need for care in such a way that we give them an excellent experience. It should be an experience that goes beyond the basics of medicines, X-rays, and other raw materials, an experience that creates value, because the men and women who provide those medicines and X-rays choose to reach out to them in an intensely personal –— and memorable — way. — Cathy Frederick Associate Vice President, Service Excellence McLeod News September 2011 l

Caregiving essential to new nurses Finalists for Sylvester Award excel in commitment to their patients Five new nurses at McLeod Regional Medical Center have been chosen as finalists for the Joseph G. Sylvester Award. The recipient, who will be chosen by the medical staff, will be announced at a special ceremony on Wednesday, September 28. Named in honor of a former member of the medical staff, the Sylvester Award is given to the new registered nurse who exemplifies high standards of health care and selfless devotion to the nursing profession. Finalists are three nurses from TSCU, Tiffany Allen, Wesley Jacobs Jr., and Jessica Joint, along with Krystal Laird of Emergency Services and Meagan Manning of 9th Surgical. Chief of Staff Dr. William Boulware will present the award to this year’s winner, the 32nd recipient. Allen, Joint, and Manning all graduated from Francis Marion University. Jacobs graduated from Florence-Darlington Technical College, and Laird graduated from Florida State University. Four of the nurses — Allen, Jacobs, Joint, and Manning — had worked at McLeod as technicians or nurse externs while completing their training. Several have family members who were nurses and served as role models. Tiffany Allen enjoys the role of caregiver. Her aunt, who was a nurse, shared stories about how nurses make a difference. “I find it a privilege to ensure that all my patient’s needs are met and that I provide a comfortable and caring atmosphere for them that fosters healing,” she said. She hopes to become certified as a critical care nurse. As a child, Wesley Jacobs Jr. watched his aunt struggle with diabetes. When he would visit her in the hospital, he saw how caring the nurses were to her. “She would often say, ‘I thank God for my nurses.’ This ignited something in me to pursue a career in nursing.” Jacobs says his main goal is “to provide quality patient care in a way that I make a positive difference in their lives.” He wants to become a nurse anesthetist. Jessica Joint feels that her most valuable contribution to her patients has been through education. “I always explain surgical procedures, lab values, and daily activities that occur in the unit to my patients and their family. In the morning, I always give them a summary of their night and a few words of encouragement for their day. The gratitude I feel when they say ‘Thank you. No one ever explained that to us’ is priceless.” She plans to continue her education to teach nurses. Krystal Laird had a grandmother who loved being a nurse. She decided to go into nursing because she loves caring for people and making a difference in their lives. “I strive to give my patients the best care possible so I will be remembered by them as someone they would like to care for them again,” she says. Meagan Manning says her mother, who was a nurse, gave her insight into nursing. “Sometimes patients just need you to be present and to listen,” she says. “It can be something as simple as a back rub, making someone laugh, or giving words of encouragement that make a difference.” She is pursuing a master’s degree in education and plans to become certified in medical/surgical nursing.

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Sylvester Award finalists (above & clockwise) Tiffany Allen, Wesley Jacobs Jr., Jessica Joint, Krystal Laird, and Meagan Manning.

Awards and Recognition Milton Davis

Grounds Maintenance McLeod Regional Medical Center Awarded McLeod Merit Award, July 27, 2011

Patrice Dunson

Emergency Services McLeod Medical Center Dillon Awarded McLeod Merit Award, August 15, 2011

Connie Johnson

Laboratory McLeod Regional Medical Center Awarded McLeod Merit Award, July 27, 2011


News Briefs Biomed takes top professional award The Biomedical Services department at McLeod Regional Medical Center has been named the Department of the Year by TechNation magazine, a trade publication for the profession. The McLeod department is the first recipient of the award and is featured in a department profile in the August issue of the magazine. The award will be presented October 21 at a ceremony at a professional meeting in Orlando, Fla.

Service Awards presented at dinners It’s time for the annual recognition of team members’ years of loyalty to McLeod Health. Two dinners are planned for this year. They are being held on Thursday evenings, September 1 and 15 at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology on the campus of Florence-Darlington Technical College. Administrators will begin welcoming honorees at 6 p.m., and the dinner will begin at 6:30. Service Awards are presented to McLeod staff when they reach five years of service and for each subsequent five years.

Residents, faculty honor excellence at graduation

An awards presentation was part of the graduation ceremony held July 1 for the McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program. William H. Hester Humanitarian Awards are presented annually. The graduating class chose Tammy Easler of Laboratory Services as the staff person who consistently went above and beyond to help them. The staff chose Dr. Patrick Jebaily as the graduate who best represented the values of the program. Each year, the faculty votes for the outstanding graduating resident who best exemplifies the “family doctor.” The award is presented by the SC Academy of Family Physicians. This year’s award was presented to Dr. Guy McClary by Dr. Ernie Connor, SCAFP past president and Chairman of the Board. The Director’s Award is given to a resident who goes above and beyond the call of duty. This year, it was awarded to Dr. Patrick Jebaily. Members of the graduating class vote for the outside attending physician and the faculty attending physician who they felt went above and beyond in their teaching capacity. The outside Faculty of the Year award went to Dr. Heather McCown. The Faculty of the Year for the Family Medicine Center went to Dr. Richard Howell. The program director recognizes the chief residents for their help and contributions in all areas. The 2011 awards went to Dr. Patrick Jebaily and Dr. Jonathan Wade.


Divisions making movies to compete for votes, donations in campaign Oscar is showing up to raise money for this year’s Employee and Volunteer Campaign. Movies that have won or been nominated for Academy Awards (otherwise known as “the Oscars”) will be featured as the theme. The campus of McLeod Regional Medical Center has been divided into seven teams by division and vice president. Division leaders will select one movie theme to represent their team. The teams are led by vice presidents, and the competition will be based on percent of participation. Thermometers will once again be posted in the cafeteria and updated each week to show which team is leading. Each division also will have the opportunity to make its own movie. Individual departments or combined departments within the division can pick one scene or one song from the movie selected for the team. Movie “premieres” will be scheduled so everyone can view the movies and vote. Popcorn, candy, and drinks will be served to enhance the true movie-theater experience. The final celebration will be held in the cafeteria on Wed., October 26 from 2-4 pm. Oscar awards for the movies will be handed out, and ice cream sundaes will be served.

Movie Premiere Dates

Day shift Wed. and Fri., Sept. 21 & 23 Pavilion Auditorium 10 am-3 pm

Night shift Thurs., Sept. 22 & Sun., Sept. 25 Thurs., Sept. 29 & Sun., Oct. 2 Cafeteria 11 pm-1 am

Academy Awards® and Oscar ® are registered trademarks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Physicians who graduated on July 1 from the McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program were (L to R) Dr. Chamaine Brooks, Dr. Patrick Jebaily, Dr. Charlene Locklear, Dr. Jason Lowery, Dr. Shelly Lowery, Dr. Ashleigh Freeman, and Dr. Guy McClary.

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Strategies for overcoming weight-loss barriers Long-term success with a weight program sometimes follows a bumpy, uneven path. Many obsta­cles arise that can keep you from achiev­ing a more healthy weight. Learning to identify potential road­blocks and to confront personal tempta­tions is an important part of your jour­ney to better health. To make it past the rough spots along the way, it’s important to have strategies ready to guide your response as problems arise and to help you stay on course.

This and upcoming articles will identify common weight-loss barriers and provide specific strategies for over­coming them. If you find a strategy that helps you, consider including it as part of an action plan for building a healthy lifestyle. The barriers fall into three categories: nutrition, physical activity, and behaviors. To lose weight — and maintain a healthy weight — it’s important to address all three of these key weightloss components.


I don’t have time to make healthy meals. Strategies:

Lack of time is a common problem in our society. For many people, hav­ing too little time to cook is a common obstacle to healthy eating. Now is the time to

prioritize your health needs. Even when meal preparations are rushed, you can find ways to eat healthier. Healthy meals don’t require a lot of cooking time, but they do require that you plan ahead.

Here are tips to help you eat well on a busy schedule. Plan a week’s worth of meals at a time. Make a detailed grocery list to eliminate last-minute trips to the grocery store. Devote time on the weekend to preparing meals for the coming week. Consider mak­ing several meals and freezing them in meal-sized batches. Remember that healthy meals don’t have to be complicated. Serve a fresh salad with fat-free dressing, a whole-grain roll, and a piece of fruit.

3 McLeod Eating Well strategies 1. Short on time? Stop by Café Du Jour and order this quick and healthy lunch! l Whole wheat bread, turkey, tomato, lettuce, mustard, one slice of American cheese — 280 calories l Dannon Light & Fit Yogurt (available in small fridge, next to fountain machine) — 80 calories l Apple (available in check-out line) — 100 calories l Water Total calories — 460 2. Read food labels and you can Eat Well at the McLeod cafeteria! For lunch and dinner, select baked portions of meat, fish, or poultry. Fill half your plate with vegetables or dark greens from the salad bar. Try to limit any potatoes, chips, rice, pasta, or bread items and avoid deep-fried food if possible due to the high fat content. 3. Don’t get caught hungry! With busy schedules at McLeod, it is easy to lose track of time and find yourself hungry. When this

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Keep staple ingredients on hand to make basic, healthy meals. For example, you can quickly mix together rice, beans, and spices for a Tex-Mex casserole. Have family members help out in the kitchen. Split up the tasks to save time. On days when you don’t have time to make a healthy meal, stop at a deli or gro­cery store and purchase a healthy sand­wich, soup, or prepared entree that’s low calorie and low fat. — from Mayo Clinic: Healthy Weight for Everybody occurs, you are more likely to make unhealthy choices. Keep healthy snacks within reach. Not only will a healthy snack carry you over to your next healthy meal, but it also will give you the energy to perform your best at McLeod! Here’s a list of convenient, easy-to-carry, healthy snack options: Fruits and Vegetables: Apples, oranges, bananas, pears, grapes, berries, melon, baby carrots, pre-cut celery, peppers, grape tomatoes, sugar snap peas Trail mix: small handful of nuts, dried fruit, and whole-grain cereal Pretzels or rice cakes with all-natural peanut butter, granola bars and protein bars, string cheese, low-fat yogurt, 8-oz. lowsodium V8, or 100-calorie snack pack — Lauren Wilson, McLeod Health Wellness Coordinator, VIVERAE


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Welcoming New Physicians

Physicians join practices, McLeod Medical Staff Dr. Nathan Almeida Pee Dee Cardiology Associates 3485 Mitchell St., Loris 3930 Hwy. 9 E, Suite 220, Little River

Dr. Nathan Almeida joins McLeod Physician Associates and will be practicing with Pee Dee Cardiology Associates at their Loris and Seacoast offices. Dr. Almeida practices invasive and non-invasive cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and echocardiography and specializes in internal medicine and medical informatics. After receiving a medical degree from Goa Medical College in India, he received a master’s degree in health informatics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He completed a clinical residency in internal medicine at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., where he served as chief resident. Earlier this year, he completed a clinical fellowship there in cardiology.

Dr. Michelle Huxford McLeod Emergency Physicians McLeod Regional Medical Center

Dr. Lynn Campbell, Dr. Michelle Huxford, and Dr. Erik Stopa have joined McLeod Emergency Physicians and the medical staff at McLeod Regional Medical Center. Dr. Campbell comes to McLeod from Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Mich., where she completed an emergency medicine residency. She received a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pa. Dr. Huxford comes to McLeod from East Carolina University and Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, N.C., where she received her medical degree and completed an emergency medicine residency. Dr. Stopa comes to McLeod from Louisiana State University Medical Center in Baton Rouge, La., where he completed an emergency medicine residency earlier this year. He received a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at NOVA Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Dr. Lynn Campbell McLeod Emergency Physicians McLeod Regional Medical Center


Dr. Prabal Guha returns to Pee Dee Cardiology Associates at their Florence location. Dr. Guha was in practice with Pee Dee Cardiology until 2009, when he left to complete a fellowship in electrophysiology at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.

Dr. Eric Stopa McLeod Emergency Physicians McLeod Regional Medical Center

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Dr. Prabal Guha Pee Dee Cardiology Associates 901 E. Cheves St., Suite 600, Florence

He practices invasive and non-invasive cardiology and electrophysiology, specifically pacemaker implantation, radiofrequency ablation for cardiac arrhythmias, cryoablation for cardiac arrhythmias, lead extractions, ICD, and biventricular ICD implants. Dr. Guha received a medical degree from Lady Hardinge Medical College (Delhi University) in New Delhi, India. He did a residency in internal medicine at the VA Medical Center affiliated with the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich. He did a fellowship in cardiology at the VA Medical Center at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y. Dr. David Lukowski is joining McLeod Orthopaedics Seacoast. Dr. Lukowski comes to McLeod Physician Associates from Baptist Medical Center at Wake Forest University in WinstonSalem, N.C., where he completed an orthopedics fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery. He received a medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown. He completed a residency at Akron General Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron in Ohio.

Dr. Caroline McKillop Medical Anesthesia Consultants McLeod Regional Medical Center

Dr. Caroline McKillop joins Medical Anesthesia Consultants and the medical staff at McLeod Regional. She comes to McLeod from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where she completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesia, her specialty area. Dr. McKillop received a medical degree from MUSC, where she also completed a residency.

Dr. David Lukowski McLeod Orthopedics Seacoast 3980 Hwy. 9 E, Suite 200, Little River 3617 Casey St., Suite D, Loris

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Dr. Heather Shelton joins the practice of McLeod Family Medicine Center. In addition to caring for patients, she will be a faculty member for the McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program, where she received part of her education as a physician. One of her responsibilities will be serving as coordinator of children’s health. Dr. Shelton had practiced at Black River Healthcare in Olanta and served as a staff physician at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning. She is board certified in family medicine. She received a medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Ga., and a master’s degree in public health from Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta.

Dr. Heather Shelton McLeod Family Medicine Center McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program


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Physicians begin next phase of their training McLeod faculty’s commitment to diversity is important, says one resident Eight physicians recently began the next step of their education by joining the McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program. They are Sheron Abraham, Clifton Bolinger, Valarian Bruce, Marlon Clarke, Bonnie Grossman, Matthew Jenkins, Hang Pham, and Michael Smith. A native of Florence, Dr. Abraham received her degree in osteopathic medicine from Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Va. She enjoys reading, cooking, bowling, and tennis.

level. He represented Jamaica for cricket on the under-19 team and still plays in Charlotte in the mid-Atlantic leagues. He enjoys listening to music as a way of relaxing after a stressful day. His greatest interest though is his love for people. Dr. Clarke feels that faculty members in the McLeod residency program are committed to training a diverse group of young physicians. It was important for him “to choose a residency program that treats everyone as equals, and that’s what we have here at McLeod,” he says.

Dr. Bolinger is from Indiana, Pa. He received his medical degree from the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. He likes attending and being active in his church, fishing, camping, golfing, hiking, skiing, local theater, attending festivals and art galleries, traveling, film, and photography.

Dr. Grossman is from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. She received her medical degree from MUSC.

Dr. Bruce is from Cross, S.C. He received a medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Earlier, he had received a B.S. in physical education and health from the College of Charleston and a B.S. in physical therapy from MUSC and a master’s degree in health science from MUSC. He had served as the director of rehab­ ilitation services at Kingston Nursing Cen­ ter in Conway and Hughston Orthopedic Hospital in Columbus, Ga. He enjoys mentoring young people, traveling, gardening, museums, sports (especially Tarheel basketball), jazz music, and spending time with his wife and children. Dr. Clarke is a native of Kingston, Jamaica. He received his medical degree from MUSC. He enjoys exercising, especially weight lifting. He loves to play soccer and racquet­ ball, but his passion is cricket. Dr. Clarke has played soccer at club level and varsity


Dr. Jenkins is from Covington, Ga. He received a medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon. He enjoys such outdoor activities as

hunting, fishing, kayaking, camping, hiking, and playing paintball. Dr. Pham is from Wichita, Kan. She received her medical degree from the University of Kansas at Wichita. She is interested in English literature, especially Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare, collecting classic black and white movies, hiking, mountain climbing, traveling, and immersing herself into different cultures through food and festivals. Orangeburg native Dr. Smith received a Ph.D. in microbiology/tumor-immunology from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and a medical degree from MUSC. He completed a year of surgery residency before joining the McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program. He enjoys playing golf, fishing, restoring antique cars, and cooking.

Sheron D. Abraham

Clifton Bolinger

Valarian Bruce

Marlon A. Clarke

Bonnie S. Grossman

Matthew L. Jenkins

Hang D. Pham

Michael A. Smith

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Looking Ahead Special observances September is: National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month, National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, Baby Safety Month, Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, National Cholesterol Education Month, Fruit & Veggies/ More Matters Month, Healthy Aging Month, Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month, Menopause Awareness Month, Newborn Screening Awareness Month, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, National Sickle Cell Month, National Yoga Awareness Month, Whole Grains Month Sept. 11-17 — Reye’s Syndrome Week Tues., Sept. 13 — National Celiac Disease Awareness Day Sept. 18-24 — National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration Sun., Sept. 18 — National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day Wed., Sept. 21 — World Alzheimer’s Day Sat., Sept. 24 — Family Health & Fitness Day USA Wed., Sept. 28 — National Women’s Health & Fitness Day Fri., Sept. 30 — World Heart Day

Pee Dee AHEC: Working Therapeutically with Angry Children (Call 777-5343.) Wed., Sept. 7, 9 am-4:30 pm, Family Medicine Center, classrms A & B Pee Dee AHEC: 2011 Renal Symposium: Management of Chronic Kidney Disease (Call 777-5343.) Thurs., Sept. 8, 9 am-4:45 pm, McLeod Medical Plaza, conference center Pee Dee AHEC: The Ins & Outs of Central Venous Access Devices (Call 777-5343.) Fri., Sept. 9, 9 am-4 pm, Family Medicine Center, classrms A & B Pee Dee AHEC: Cancer Forum 2011: Lung Cancer (Call 777-5343.) Thurs., Sept. 15, 8 am-12:30 pm, McLeod Medical Plaza, conference center Pee Dee AHEC: Financial Exploitation of the Elderly (Call 777-5343.) Fri., Sept. 16, 9 am-4:30 pm, Family Medicine Center, classrms A & B McLeod University: Communication Tues., Sept. 20, 8:30 am-12 noon, McLeod Medical Plaza, classroom (Free; contact ASingletary@ or 777-5731.) McLeod University: Dealing with Change Wed., Sept. 21, 8:30 am-12 noon, McLeod Medical Plaza, classroom (Free; contact ASingletary@ or 777-5731.)

(monthly) Thurs., Sept. 15, 4-7 pm, Kohl’s parking lot, Florence (Free; bring child & child safety seat. Call 777-5021 for information.) McLeod News September 2011 l

Wed., Sept. 14 2-7 pm

McLeod Health & Fitness Center

Tues., Sept. 20 10 am-4 pm

McLeod Darlington lobby

Tues., Sept. 27

Training programs

3rd Thursday with Kohl’s Safe Seats

American Red Cross blood drive

Community events

10 am-4 pm

McLeod Regional Medical Center McLeod Pavilion, 5th floor auditorium, & Medical Plaza conference center All September donors will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of Delta airline tickets & a $500 gift card for a weekend getaway! Register for a donation time by calling 777-2005 or at Sponsor=McLeod or call 777-3000 for Health & Fitness Center appointments, 777-4214 for McLeod Darlington, or 777-2005 for McLeod Regional.

Bring a first-time donor and be entered into the drawing for prizes. Your donation not only saves lives but also helps McLeod get discounts for patients on blood products.

Mobile Mammography Unit Screenings (Call 777-2095.) Wed., Sept. 7, 9 am-4 pm, Town of Lamar, Piggly Wiggly Tues., Sept. 13, 8:30 am-3:45 pm, Pate Medical Associates, Bishopville Thurs., Sept. 15, 8:30 am-4 pm, McLeod Family Medicine Johnsonville Tues., Aug. 27, 8:30 am-4 pm, McLeod Family Medicine Timmonsville Wed., Sept. 28, 9 am-4 pm, Christy Moore & Company Salon, Florence McLeod Diabetes Center: Monthly Support Group (Free; call 777-6000.) Mon., Sept. 12, 6:30-7:30 pm, Medical Park East, Suite 290, conference room


Making Rounds McLeod Regional Medical Center Nutrition Services

Congratulations to our staff who completed the ServSafe training last year. This is the first time so many have had this training. They are Terence Daniels, Gerald Goodman, Regina Murray, Videaner Kelley, Katie Lipsey, Joann Bryant, Jermaine Williams, Patricia Kelley, Tonya Hanner, Emma Brown, Josephine Jones, Bernita Jacobs Simms, Patricia Hyman, and Quincy Gregg.

Medical Records

We extend our love and prayers to Stephanie Thompson and Eva Alexander on the death of their grandfather and to Dawn Boykin on the death of her grandmother.

PICU/Children’s Hospital

Congratulations to Shannon Hudson and husband Jim on the July 27 birth of their son. Lane Sullivan weighed 10 pounds, one ounce. Congratulations to Jessica McDaniel on being named the Service Excel­lence Employee of the Month for PICU during June. Our condolences to Heather Nolan and husband Todd on the death of their daughter, Addison Reese, and to Carrie Hoshour on the recent death of her grandmother. Our thoughts are with you and your families.


Congratulations to Wesley Jacobs, Jessica Joint, and Tiffany Allen on becoming finalists for the Joseph G. Sylvester Award. We are proud of all of you! Congratulations to Jessica Nissen Ward and husband Anthony on the August 2 birth of their son, Caden. He weighed seven pounds, four ounces. Congratulations to Wesley Jacobs on becoming an instructor in Advanced Cardiac Life Support!

Respiratory Care

Our sympathy to Amy Hardy on the death of her husband, John. Our


prayers are with you and your family.

Emergency Services

College. We’re proud of your efforts, Lisa.

Family Medicine Center

Our condolences go out to Wanda Allen on the recent death of her stepfather. Congratulations to Susan Cyganiewicz and husband Scott on the birth of their son, Gavin. Best wishes to Steve Bass (Security) and wife Cynthia on their recent marriage.

Congratulations to Mary Morris on the June 28 birth of her granddaughter, Mary Riddle. Best wishes to Betsy Barfield on her June 18 wedding to Charles Bridgers. Thanks to our many team members who were Caught Caring during July.


Rehabilitative Services

Congratulations to Connie Johnson of our Histology department for receiving a much-deserved Merit Award for her dedicated service to the Laboratory! Congratulations to phlebotomist Tammy Easler on being presented the William H. Hester Humanitarian Award for exemplary service to others! She was chosen by the graduating class of residents in the Family Medi­ cine Residency Program. Way to go, ladies!


Best wishes to Debbie Christian on her marriage to Rudy Sheppard, and congratulations on the birth of her granddaughter. We extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to Tammy Boyd on the death of her son, Clint. Congratulations go out to Chris Leland, who passed the MRI registry; Amanda Ivey, Erin McCormick, and Gerald King, who passed the Radiol­ ogy registry; and to Natasha Phillips, who passed the Ultrasound registry.

Vascular/Neurodiagnostics Lab

Congratulations to Jessica Collins and Rebecca Wetherby on passing their Vascular registry.


Our sympathy is extended to Dianne Blake on the death of her grandmother. Congratulations to Lisa Grant on earning a certificate in medical coding and administrative assistance from Florence-Darlington Technical

Congratulations to Jennifer Gregory (Inpatient) and husband Phil (Sports Medicine) on their marriage that took place on June 11. Best wishes to Jean Flohr on her marriage to Gary. Their marriage was held on July 1. Best of luck to both couples!

McLeod Medical Center Darlington Rehabilitative Services

Congratulations to Nancy Gordon on her service anniversary. She has been working with us for 15 years.

Nursing Administration

Our condolences to Sandra Ham on the death of her sister. Congratulations to Kathy Yarborough on the July 20 birth of her grandson, Brody Allen. Congratulations to Patricia Smith. She is retiring after 38 years of service. We will miss you!

Cardiopulmonary Department

Congratulations to Jennifer Jordan on the July 14 birth of her son, Gray. He weighed eight pounds, six ounces.

McLeod Medical Center Dillon Food and Nutrition Services

Congratulations to Latosha McMillan on being promoted to Supervisor, and to Amanda Baker on being promoted to Diet Hostess.

Hospitalist Program

Congratulations to Dr. Timothy Idiaghe and wife Diana on the birth of their daughter. McLeod News September 2011 l

Schedule set for flu shots

Flu shots will be given to McLeod staff and volunteers beginning on Mon., Sept. 12. Clinical staff who need a tuberculin skin test can receive it at the same time. During the first week, Employee Health will go to McLeod Darlington, McLeod Health and Fitness Center, Home Health, Hospice, Child Development Center, Pediatric Rehabilitation, and McLeod Dillon. They will be located at McLeod Regional in Florence from Sept. 19-23. The schedule will be on The Compass and fliers that will be distributed. Staff members will receive a $20 incentive for getting the flu vaccination at one of these locations. Having a flu shot protects not only the staff member receiving it but also patients and visitors.

Dillon Radiology department has perfect inspection score

The Radiology Department at McLeod Medical Center Dillon has received a perfect score on its Mammography Quality Standards Act inspection by the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control. “Receiving a score of 100 percent on our recent MQSA inspection is an honor for McLeod Dillon,” said Tim McKinley, Director of Radiology for McLeod Dillon. “This perfect score shows that we have an excellent staff that continuously pursues perfection in their provision of patient care and the delivery of the highest mammographic images possible. “A major part of the survey is the review of the documentation for our mammography equipment, which is handled by Paula Andrews, our lead control mammography technologist. Her diligence in maintaining this information is to be commended.” Breast ultrasounds also are performed in the Radiology Department at McLeod Dillon by Tammy Kelly. “I am proud of our Radiology staff for demonstrating excellence in the quality of care they provide to our patients,” said Administrator Debbie Locklair.

Join us!

Friday, November 18 (5:30-8:30 pm) & Saturday, November 19 (9 am-4 pm) A partnership between McLeod Health & She Magazine

Shopping & health screenings, plus A Day with Santa & the Festival of Trees

Make Weight Watchers a part of your plan! If you are interested in enrolling for the new classes, new and previous Weight Watchers at Work members (even Lifetime members) must call Reservations and Scheduling at 777-2005 to register. Stop Dieting. Start Living. Weight Watchers isn’t a diet because it helps you eat right and live healthy. All classes taught by Vickye Hinshelwood, certified Weight Watchers instructor Monday afternoons at 4 pm in the McLeod Pavilion — starts September 12 Wednesday mornings at 7 am in the McLeod Plaza — starts September 14 The 10-week session is only $98 with no registration fee. Payroll deduction payment methods available for members joining on week one!

Tammy Kelly (L) and Paula Andrews perform digital mammograms at McLeod Medical Center Dillon.

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*Important note: The Weight Watchers at Work program requires 20 registered participants per meeting time in order to be able to continue a class.






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Dr. Patrick J. Jebaily and Dr. Guy E. McClary, Jr. McLeod Health is very pleased to announce that Dr. Patrick J. Jebaily and Dr. Guy E. McClary, Jr. have opened McLeod Family Medicine West in Florence. Both are natives of the area and completed their residencies at the McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program. Their families have a history of service in our region. This very strong, dedicated and compassionate team enjoys caring for all aspects of patients’ health. “I think the heart of family medicine is taking care of families,” said Dr. Jebaily. “Family medicine allows us to help patients better manage their health,” said Dr. McClary. Dr. Jebaily and Dr. McClary look forward to being part of the Pee Dee community and to welcoming families as new patients.

McLeod Physician Associates

McLeod Family Medicine West Dr. Patrick J. Jebaily and Dr. Guy E. McClary, Jr. 3013B West Palmetto Street, Florence, SC 29501 (843) 777-7370

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McLeod News -- Sept. 2011  

McLeod Health employee newsletter -- September 2011 edition

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