McLeod Health's McFaddin, Kirby honored for excellence in health care


MANNING - Two health providers with McLeod Health have been recognized for excellence in health care by Professional Research Consultants Inc.

Dr. Ansel McFaddin and Abbie Kirby, PA-C of Palmetto Adult Medicine, part of McLeod Physician Associates, were honored for being ranked in the top 10 percent nationally as five-star recipients.

"It is exciting that our patient satisfaction survey results have earned our providers such prestigious recognition," said Cathy Lee, vice president of patient experience for McLeod Health. "However, scores are not the true reason we celebrate. What makes these awards meaningful is the fact that our doctors, nurses and staff make the needs of our patients their No. 1 priority. The survey scores simply reflect that patient-centered philosophy."

In addition to McFaddin and Kirby, 29 additional McLeod Health physicians were recipients of the national award.

"It is an honor to recognize these physicians of McLeod Health with these Excellence in Healthcare awards for their deserving work," said Joe M. Inguanzo, Ph.D., president and CEO of PRC. "It takes true dedication and determination to achieve this level of excellence in health care, and McLeod Health has shown their commitment to making their hospitals a better place to work, a better place to practice medicine and a better place for patients to be treated."