Georgetown Hospital System is committed to providing high quality healthcare to the citizens of Georgetown County and surrounding areas. Our mission is to continuously improve the care we are able to render to exceed the expectations of our patients and customers.
Georgetown Hospital System meets the highest standards of performance quality and its two hospitals, Georgetown Memorial Hospital and Waccamaw Community Hospital, hold the nationwide seal of approval from The Joint Commission (TJC). Georgetown Memorial Hospital and Waccamaw Community Hospital, members of the Georgetown Hospital family, earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval in 2009 with re-accreditation for another three-year period. TJC’s accreditation helps hospitals improve their performance, raise the level of patient care, and demonstrate accountability in the rapidly changing health care marketplace.
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission was developed as a response to the need for national standards in healthcare. TJC seeks continuous improvement in the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of healthcare accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in healthcare organizations. TJC works with the country’s leading healthcare and managed care experts to develop the highest industry standards. They are committed to providing extensive education and training, and consultation to keep healthcare organizations at the cutting edge of their field.
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare, evaluating and accrediting more than 16,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States, including hospitals and home care organizations and programs in the United States, and other healthcare organizations that provide long term care, assisted living, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission also accredits health plans, integrated delivery networks, and other managed care entities. In addition, the Joint Commission provides certification of disease-specific care programs and primary stroke centers. Learn more information about TJC.