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 Hospital Safety

Leapfrog Group Award
The Hospital Safety Grade is an elite designation from The Leapfrog Group. The grade represents a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

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Zero Harm is a statewide effort unique to South Carolina thanks to SCHA’s collaboration with the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC), Zero Harm Awards go to hospitals that prevent all hospital-acquired infections of a specific nature over an extended period of time.zero harm award

Recognized for Cardiac Care

Accredited Facility in Vascular Testing by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC): Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing; Peripheral Venous Testing and Peripheral Arterial Testing.

Accredited Facility in Vascular Testing

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.

Designated as a Blue Distinction® Center for Cardiac Care

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.

Nationally Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospitals – Heart Failure

U.S. News evaluates how well hospitals perform in heart failure using data such as nurse staffing, patient volume, patient survival and more.

U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospitals – Heart Failure

Recognized for Diabetes Management

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

Diabetes Education Accreditation Program

Recognized for Emergency Medicine

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

South Carolina State Level III Trauma Center

Recognized for Imaging Care

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

ACR Accredited Facility (Breast MRI, Computed Tomography, MRI, Breast Ultrasound, Mammography and Ultrasound)

Recognized for Orthopaedic Care

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.

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Recognized for Pulmonary Care

U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospitals – COPD

A hospital's COPD score is based on a variety of data categories, including patient survival, volume and more.

U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospitals – COPD

Recognized for Stroke Care

Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Honor Roll 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.

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Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification by The Joint Commission.

Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification

Recognized for Women's Services

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

Designated as Baby-Friendly Facility

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.

Recognized IBCLC Care Award Facility

Named South Carolina State Level III NICU by SC Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Named South Carolina State Level III NICU

Participant in the SC Healthy Outcomes Plan

Participant in the SC Healthy Outcomes Plan

Participant in the SC Healthy Birth Outcomes Initiative

Participant in the SC Healthy Birth Outcomes Initiative

Recognized for Worksite Health and Prevention

WorkHealthy America Excellence Recognition by Working Well and Prevention Partners

WorkHealthy America Excellence Recognition

Recognized for Laboratory

CAP Accredited Facility by the College of American Pathologists

CAP Accredited Facility