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Myrtle Beach-Area Medical Facilities

Horry County

Conway Medical Center - 300 Singleton Ridge Road, Conway, 347-7111,

The nonprofit medical center has 210 inpatient beds; a 66-bed long-term care facility, Kingston Nursing Center; a 22-bed subacute care facility, Medstar; and a Wellness & Fitness Center. Features include, outpatient physical therapy and cardiac rehabilitation. Complete diagnostic services are available, including cardiac catheterization, PET scanning, two high-speed GE CT Systems including a 64-slice CT scanner, MRI, 3-D heart scans; high definition endoscopy/bronchoscopy; bone-density screening, mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and a sleep-disorders lab.

The medical center also owns Conway Physicians Group which includes the following physician practices: CPG Aynor Family Medicine; CPG Carolina Bays ENT; CPG Endocrinology; CPG Family Medicine @ Towne Centre; CPG Family Medicine @ Singleton Ridge; CPG Gastroenterology; CPG Internal Medicine; CGP Pediatrics @ Carolina Forest; CPG Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine; CPG Woman’s Medical Center.

Complete diagnostic services are available, including cardiac catheterization, PET scanning, two high-speed GE CT Systems, MRI, bone-density screening, mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and a sleep-disorders lab. Additional features include, outpatient physical therapy and cardiac rehabilitation.

The center specializes in general and vascular surgery, joint replacement surgery, weight loss surgery, endoscopy/bronchoscopy; medical care to include critical care, telemetry, inpatient dialysis, palliative care, obstetrics, pediatrics and women's services.

Grand Strand Regional Medical Center - 809 82nd Parkway, Myrtle Beach, 692-1000,

Grand Strand Regional, licensed for 219 beds, is a Level 3 trauma center and a Level 2 nursery. It has a comprehensive cardiac-surgery program.

Services include three cardiac catheterization labs, general/vascular surgery, orthopedics, neurosurgery, obstetrics, diagnostic/interventional radiology including MRI, PET scanning, oncology, rheumatology, endocrinology, physical therapy, sleep disorders, certified diabetes program, childbirth education and senior health centers. The hospital also operates a community resource center, HealthFinders, at Coastal Grand mall, where classes and screenings are offered.

What's new - The hospital implemented LifeNet with Horry County Rescue and area hospitals, which allows paramedics to transmit vital cardiac patient information while on the scene or in transport.

The hospital also has filed a Certificate of Need to expand its cardiac catheterization and other areas and to create a Carolina Forest imaging center. The imaging center Certificate of Need was approved and will open next year.

South Strand Ambulatory Care Center - 5050 U.S. 17 Bypass, Myrtle Beach, 839-1000.

This facility of Grand Strand Regional Medical Center includes a 24-hour emergency department; radiology, including mammography, MRI, CT and PET scanning; laboratory; cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation; and an on-campus medical office building. The North Strand Senior Health Center, primary medical care for adults 50 and older, is in the medical office building.

Loris Community Hospital - 3655 Mitchell St., Loris, 716-7194,

The hospital is a 105-bed acute-care and level-three trauma facility that offers many inpatient an outpatient services.

More than 150 physicians are on active and affiliate medical staff, representing more than 28 specialties. Services include advanced diagnostic imaging, women's services, a diagnostic cardiac catheterization lab, pediatrics and ICU/PCU, a sleep laboratory, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, diabetes management and nutritional counseling.

Seacoast Medical Center - 4000 S.C. 9, Little River, 390-8100,

Part of the Loris Healthcare System, this facility is a more than 100,000 square-foot facility that provides easily accessible outpatient services and 24-hour emergency medical care for North Strand communities. The center provides a range of medically advanced outpatient services including outpatient surgery, digital radiology and diagnostic imaging (Open MRI), physical, occupational and speech therapy, cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation and diabetes education. The facility houses more than 40 primary and specialty-care physician offices.

What's new - Loris Healthcare System has applied for a Certificate of Need to add 50 hospital beds at the Little River Hospital. The hospital gained approval but is awaiting the outcome of an appeal filed by Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

Georgetown County

Georgetown Memorial Hospital - 606 Black River Road, Georgetown, 527-7000,

Nonprofit hospital supports 131 beds and features cardiac catheterization, cardiac rehabilitation, diagnostic imaging, children's wing, health and fitness center, a cancer program, including Mammosite clinical trials, community outreach and educational programs, and weekly screening opportunities.

What's new - The Imaging Center at Waccamaw Medical Park, across from Waccamaw Community Hospital, will open in September. When completed, the facility will provide additional outpatient imaging capabilities and a surgical practice - Coastal Carolina Breast Center - dedicated to breast health. The hospital also opened NextStep, a wound-healing center, at Waccamaw Medical Park, offering treatment for non-healing wounds and hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

Waccamaw Community Hospital - 4070 U.S. 17 Bypass and Riverwood Drive, Murrells Inlet, 652-1000,

A member of Georgetown Hospital System, this facility has 83 inpatient beds and 29 acute inpatient rehabilitation beds, cardiopulmonary treatment, laboratory, diagnostic imaging, cryoemergency, intensive care, labor and delivery, and a nearby pain management center affiliated with the hospital and acute rehabilitation.

What's news - The hospital has begun offering cryotreatment for prostate cancer.

Brunswick County, N.C.

Brunswick Community Hospital - 1 Medical Center Drive, Supply, N.C. (910) 755-8121,

Hospital supports 60 beds and features Level 3 emergency with cardiac rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary services, critical-care units, 24-hour emergency center, maternity center and a Level 1 nursery, laboratory services, neurological diagnostics, physical therapy, radiology and respiratory care services.

What's new - The hospital changed from a for-profit facility to a not-for-profit system when Novant Health took over the hospital lease late last year.

J. Arthur Dosher Memorial Hospital - 924 N. Howe St., Southport, N.C., 910-457-3800,

This community hospital has 36 licensed acute beds and 64 licensed skilled nursing center beds.

Services include cardiopulmonary/respiratory therapy, diagnostic imaging, emergency services, laboratory services, occupational, speech and physical therapy, social services, surgical procedures and cardiac rehabilitation.