Awards & Distinctions

At Piedmont Medical Center, our team of physicians, nurses and support staff are committed to providing quality care to the communities we serve. We’ve been recognized for our growth and leadership in providing innovative programs and services, and we’re very proud of the numerous accolades and designations we have received from our industry. 

Recognized for Exceptional Care

 Tenet 2015 Circle of Excellence Award

Tenet 2015 Circle of Excellence Award
 by Tenet Healthcare Corporation.

The Circle of Excellence is given to Tenet hospitals that provided exceptional care and demonstrated impressive operational and financial performance in 2014. Key metrics used to evaluate the hospitals were patient, physician and employee satisfaction scores, clinical quality and performance.

Recognized for Hospital Safety

Hospital Safety Score: A, 5 times in a row

Awarded “A” Grade – Five Times In a Row!

The Hospital Safety Score is an elite designation from The Leapfrog Group.

 Certified Zero Harm Award for Surgical Site Knee Infection

Certified Zero Harm Award (For Surgical Site Infection Knee) 
by the South Carolina Hospital Association.

To earn a Certified Zero Harm Award, hospitals must experience no preventable hospital-acquired infections of a specific nature over an extended period of time. The hospital data are independently verified by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Recognized for Cardiac Care

Get with the Guidelines, Gold Plus for Heart Failure 2015 

Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Achievement Award for Heart Failure 
by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

The American Heart Association recognizes this hospital for achieving 85% or higher compliance with all Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Achievement Measures and 75% or higher compliance with four or more Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Quality Measures four or more consecutive years to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.

 Bronze Mission Lifeline Award, 2015 from the American heart Association

2015 Mission: Lifelines® STEMI-Receiving Hospital Designation Bronze 
by the American Heart Association.

The American Heart Association recognize this hospital for achieving 85% or higher composite adherence to all Mission: Lifeline STEMI Referral Center Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 90-day intervals and 75% or higher compliance Mission: Lifeline STEMI Referral Center quality measures to improve the quality of care for STEMI patients.

  Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care Accredited Chest Pain Center, Cycle IV with PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention)
by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care formerly known as the Society of Chest Pain Centers.
 Joint Commission Disease Specific Care Certification in Heart Failure Joint Commission Disease Specific Care Certification in Heart Failure
by The Joint Commission.
 Accredited in Vascular Testing Award Accredited Facility in Vascular Testing 
by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC): Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing; Peripheral Venous Testing and Peripheral Arterial Testing.
 Blue Distinction Award

Designated as a Blue Distinction® Center for Cardiac Care
by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

 AACVPR Cardiac Rehab Program Certification

Nationally Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Program 
by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

The AACVPR Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certification process is the only peer-review accreditation process designed to review individual facilities for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by AACVPR and other professional societies.

Recognized for Diabetes Management

AADE Accredidation for Diabetes Education 

Diabetes Education Accreditation Program
by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Recognized for Emergency Medicine

 Level Three Trauma Center

South Carolina State Level III Trauma Center
by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.   


Recognized for Imaging Care

IAC Vascular Testing Accreditation Award ​

Accreditation Nuclear/PET Imaging Services
by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

Accredited in: General Nuclear Medicine, Equilibrium Radionuclide Angiography, Myocardial Perfusion Imaging.

 IAC Vascular Testing Accredidation  

ACR Accredited Facility (Breast MRI, Computed Tomography, MRI, Breast Ultrasound, Mammography and Ultrasound)
by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Recognized for Orthopaedic Care

 Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care by Blue Cross BlueShield South Carolina  

Designated as a Blue Distinction® Center for Knee and Hip Replacement 
by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.


Recognized for Stroke Care

 2015 Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold Award  

Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Achievement Award
by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize this hospital for achieving 85% or higher compliance with all Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Achievement Measures and 75% or higher compliance with five or more Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Measures for 12 consecutive months and achieving Time to Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy ≤ 60 minutes in 75% or more of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients treated with IV tPA to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.

 Joint Comission Award for Stroke Care  

Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification
by The Joint Commission

Recognized for Women's Services

 Designated Baby Friendly Facility  

Designated as Baby-Friendly Facility 
by Baby Friendly USA, INC.

Lactation Consultant Award from IBLCE

Recognized IBCLC Care Award Facility
by International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. 

The IBCLC Care Directory lists recognized hospitals, birthing facilities, birthing services, and community-based health agencies that hire currently certified International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certificants and have a dedicated lactation support program.

Level three NICU Named South Carolina State Level III NICU 
by SC Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Participation award in the Healthy Outcome Plan Participant in the SC Healthy Outcomes Plan
Participation Award for Healthy Birth Outcomes Initiative Participant in the SC Healthy Birth Outcomes Initiative

Recognized for Worksite Health and Prevention

 Prevention Partners and WorkHealthy Excellence Award  

WorkHealthy America Excellence Recognition
by Working Well and Prevention Partners

Recognized for Laboratory

 AABB American Association of Blood Banks logo

AABB Accredited Facility
by the American Association of Blood Banks

CAP Certification logo 

CAP Accredited Facility
by the College of American Pathologists