PMC Named DHEC-AHA Distinguished Hospital of the Year 
Saturday, 06 March 2010 

MYRTLE BEACH -- A team from Piedmont Medical Center accepted the American Heart Association/Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines® South Carolina Distinguished Hospital of the Year award Saturday, March 6, in Myrtle Beach.

This exclusive award is presented by DHEC and American Heart Association (AHA) to a hospital that has made significant contributions in quality of care for patients with cardiovascular disease and stroke. Only one South Carolina hospital is selected annually.

Piedmont also will receive the American Heart Association Silver Award in Coronary Artery Disease and is eligible for a Gold Award for heart failure. Hospitals that have earned a Silver Performance Award follow treatment guidelines in certain key measures at least 85 percent of the time and have maintained this performance for one year. Hospitals that have earned a Gold Performance Award have maintained this performance for two years or more.