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Waccamaw Community Hospital Ratings

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Phone: (843) 652-1000

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Emergency Services: YES

Quality of Care - Infectious Diseases - ER Wait Time - Patient Ratings

Quality of Care - Mortality Rate

How well does Waccamaw Community Hospital save lives? 15% worse than the national average, based on the overall mortality rate for critical illnesses.
Mortality Rate
Heart Attack18%
Heart Failure12%

Infectious Disease at Waccamaw Community Hospital

Drug resistant bacteria are becoming the largest health facing the United States. There are an increasing number of drug resistant bacteria, including: drug resistant bacteria due primarily to unnecessary and mis-applied use among humans and livestock, patients with hospitalizations for relatively minor reasons can suddenly face lifethreatening illness.

While many hospitals are implementing questionable flu vaccinations1 for their employees, many fewer have as rigorous solutions for nosocomial MDR infections.

Infectious DiseaseCases
C. Diff
Sickens more than a half million people each year and has a 17% mortality rate after one year2
Causes life-threatening bloodstream infections, pneumonia and surgical site infections. Mortality rates may be as high as 20%3

Emergency Room Wait Time Ratings

Time until initial exam: 0h 39m

Non-critical cases where patient is discharged have total visit time of 2 hour and 24 minutes

Serious cases where patients are admitted have 2 hour and 28 minutes to be admitted, then an additional 1 hour and 17 minutes delay before leaving to their room.

Patient Ratings

While customer satisfaction surveys don't necessarily reflect the quality of care provided at the hospital, it can identify some areas that are important standards to maintain, such as managing pain and maintaining a sanitary environment.

Overall Rating: AVERAGE
Waccamaw Community Hospital 4.75 out of 5 based on 30 ratings. 30 user reviews.

77% of patients rate the hospital excellent

Positive Patient Ratings

Some patients praise:
  • Doctors usually communicate well with patients
  • Pain was usually controlled for patients
  • Rooms and facilities are usually clean

Negative Patient Ratings

    No consistently negative reviews

    1Questionable efficacy of flu vaccination
    2C Diff Mortality Rate
    3MRSA Mortality Rate

    Waccamaw Community Hospital Stories

    Apr 18, 2022, 5:28 PM
    Mcleod Medical Center - Dillon: "The middle aged woman who wear dress clothes & walks around with a clipboard whom I assume is above the other staffers was VERY RUDE & physically assaulted me as I was already told by the front desk that I could walk to room 10 where my mother was. UNPROFESSIONAL & RACIST.
    I will be filing a lawsuit. "
    - Tayla

    Apr 04, 2022, 3:35 PM
    St Francis-Downtown: "I’ve waited in the waiting room for 7 hours in severe pain and all. Everyone else kept getting called ahead of me and then sent home. I was finally called back and admitted to the hospital for over a month. The triage crap is a bunch of BS especially when the nurses don’t know how to properly triage!!!" - Amanda

    Jan 22, 2022, 4:12 AM
    Greer Memorial Hospital: "I took the patient to Greer Memorial, I called ahead with the patients symptoms which were low oxygen and pneumonia, and dehydration and possible UTI. Upon arrival I was informed that I’m not allowed to enter due to covid. I understand the hospital is trying to be safe, however I stressed that the patient was confused and I wasn’t sure she could answer questions correctly. I was still told I’m not allowed to enter and I would be called with any concerns. Thank goodness for MyChart because a they ordered a CT of the abdomen and no chest x-ray. I called and the nurse was very rude to me. She asked if I couldn’t use a cell phone to call patient. I explained again she is confused and I believe she has pneumonia. The nurse snapped and said pneumonia wasn’t mentioned to her. You can hear her struggling to breathe. But, again confused patient and you didn’t check with family member. They ordered the X-ray and sure enough it was pneumonia. They were so busy she was treated in the waiting room, however, they neglected to do a covid test. She was giving a bag of fluid and sent home. She had zero improvement so we took her to St. Francis. Upon arrival they checked vitals, got her into a room and confirmed it was covid pneumonia so the course of treatment needed to be different. She has now been admitted to the hospital. I understand and respect rules are in place to try to protect people from covid, but when a family member is telling you symptoms, especially when the patient is so sick they can’t hold their head up, they need to be heard. I made sure my phone number was easily accessible but only billing called me. That leads me to think what was actually important. I understand the hospital staff is busy and overworked but not doing the proper tests is not ok. A patient that should have been admitted was discharged. I understand nurses are busy, I have two medical providers in my family who tells us how bad it is, but you won’t let us go with our family member, which I understand, but we are concerned and at your mercy to listen to us and keep us updated. I have compassion for all medical employees, I think patients and their family deserve that same compassion. However, St. Francis allowed me to triage and get a proper medical history. They also tested us with the upmost respect and actually listened to my concerns. I’m sorry Greer but you disappointed me in this case. " - Amanda

    Jan 19, 2022, 10:54 PM
    Cannon Memorial Hospital: "Just want to say Thank You for the care my husband received tonight at the ER Dept. He mashed his finger and needed stitches. He was treated with respect and the Dr. And Nurse were amazing.
    - Robin

    Jan 18, 2022, 4:22 PM
    Hillcrest Memorial Hospital: "Been waiting 5 hours now. " - Marilyn

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