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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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Recognized for Cardiac Care

Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus and Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll Achievement Award 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.

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

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.

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.

American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Award – Resuscitation

This is the American Heart Association’s collaborative quality improvement program demonstrated to improve adherence to evidence-based care of patients who experience an in-hospital resuscitation event or received post cardiac arrest care following an in-hospital or out-of-hospital event.

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Recognized for Diabetes Management

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

Recognized for Emergency Medicine

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

American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Silver Plus Award – EMS

Mission: Lifeline® EMS recognition is a program designed to showcase Emergency Medical Service organizations across the nation for excellent STEMI care.

Recognized for Imaging Care

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

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.

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.

Recognized for Stroke Care

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.

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Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification by The Joint Commission.

Recognized for Women's Services

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

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.

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

Participant in the SC Healthy Outcomes Plan

Participant in the SC Healthy Birth Outcomes Initiative

Recognized for Worksite Health and Prevention

WorkHealthy America Excellence Recognition by Working Well and Prevention Partners

Recognized for Laboratory

AABB Accredited Facility by the American Association of Blood Banks

CAP Accredited Facility by the College of American Pathologists