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Scott K. Schultz, MD, director of Glaucoma Care and Surgery for Bishop Eye Center, has been honored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) with an Achievement Award.

The award recognizes Dr. Schultz for his many years of distinguished service in the programs of the AAO. He participates in the leadership development program, is on the glaucoma subcommittee, participates in the mid-year forum for advocacy and lectures at AAO meetings.

Additionally, Dr. Schultz has devoted his career to the treatment of glaucoma, which is actually a group of diseases with widely differing causes. Bishop Eye Center is focused on restoring their patients' ability to see their world with their best personal vision.

For more information visit www.Bishop EyeCenter.com or call 843-689-3937.

  • Hilton Head Regional Healthcare hospitals - Coastal Carolina Hospital and Hilton Head Hospital - each received four Certified Zero Harm Awards at the 37th annual South Carolina Medical Association-South Carolina Hospital Association Trustee, Administrator and Physician (TAP) Conference last month.

Established in 2013 by the SCHA Board, the Certified Zero Harm Awards recognize hospitals that achieve 12 consecutive months or more without certain preventable hospital-acquired infections. All data used for the awards is independently verified by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and recognizes the great strides hospitals like Coastal Carolina Hospital and Hilton Head Hospital are making to positively impact the safety and quality of care within their facilities.

Hilton Head Hospital received awards for achieving 45 months with zero knee replacement surgical site infections, 36 months with zero abdominal hysterectomy surgical site infections, 18 months with zero colon surgery surgical site infections, and 12 months with zero hip replacement surgical site infections.

Coastal Carolina Hospital was recognized for achieving 45 months with zero medical-surgical ICU central line-associated bloodstream infections, 18 months with zero colon surgery and zero hip replacement surgical site infections, and 12 months with zero abdominal hysterectomy surgical site infections.

  • Optim Medical Center-Tattnall has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement. Healthgrades evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

In addition, Optim Medical Center-Tattnall also achieved Five-Star Recognition for Total Knee Replacement, Spinal Fusion Surgery, and Total Hip Replacement for 2018.

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