A Recognized Leader in Patient Safety
In 1917, Aiken socialites donated money to start the Aiken Hospital and Relief Society, known today as Aiken Regional Medical Centers®. Located in Aiken, South Carolina, which was named 2018's “Best Small Town in the South” by Southern Living Magazine, Aiken Regional Medical Centers is a 273 licensed-bed acute care hospital facility that offers a comprehensive range of specialties and services.
Our team is dedicated to patient safety and providing quality healthcare services, many of which are recognized on a state, regional or national level:
- Ranked as a High Performing Hospital by U.S. News & World Report
- Certified Primary Heart Attack Center (CPHA) by The Joint Commission and the American Stroke Association® (ASA) / American Heart Association® (AHA)
- Certified Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Stroke Association (ASA) / American Heart Association (AHA)
- Certified Advanced Heart Failure Center by The Joint Commission and the American Stroke Association (ASA) / American Heart Association (AHA)
- Get with the Guidelines® Stroke, Gold Plus 2022
- Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure, Gold Plus 2022
- AHA Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Silver Award Recipient
- AHA Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI Receiving Silver Award Recipient
- Designated a Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care from Blue Cross® of South Carolina
- Recognized by Hologic® as a Pink Ribbon Facility
- Wound Healing Institute of Carolina Recognized with Center of Distinction Award from Healogics®
- Wound Healing Institute of Carolina Recognized with Robert A. Warriner, III Center of Excellence from Healogics®
- ‘A’ grades in The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade from Fall 2018 through 2021
- Voted ‘Best Nursing Staff’ in Aiken’s Choice Top Docs 2020
- Top Teaching Hospital by the Leapfrog Group for 2019
Aiken Regional receives more than 42,000 emergency room visits, performs nearly 9,000 surgeries and delivers over 1,100 babies each year. The hospital has more than 1,200 skilled healthcare/support professionals, a team of more than 200 multi-specialty physicians and volunteers to help the hospital continue to provide quality care.
Patients Are Our Top Priority – Ensuring Healthcare Equity
Our goal is to provide superior quality healthcare to our patients. We are compassionate and responsive to the needs of those in our care. Through our relentless focus on quality, we are working to change lives and transform the delivery of care. It is imperative that all individuals in our served communities have access to the care they need.
As a patient, you have the right to respectful and considerate care. In addition, there are specific rights and responsibilities you also have during your hospital stay. The hospital prohibits discrimination based on age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
Partnering With Community Organizations
We partner with community organizations to ensure healthcare equity, identifying the unique needs of our respective community and developing programs, services and events to meet and fully address these needs. For example, Aiken Regional Medical Centers and its Diabetes and Nutrition Teaching Center partner with the American Diabetes Association®. The Diabetes and Nutrition Teaching Center of Aiken Regional Medical Centers is a fully accredited American Diabetes Association Diabetes Self-Management Program, and the first diabetes education program in the Central Savannah River Area to receive recognition by the American Diabetes Association.
The Diabetes and Nutrition Teaching Center offers a comprehensive approach to care, serving individuals with Type 1, Type 2, Gestational and Pre-Diabetes. The Center is staffed by licensed professionals and Certified Diabetes Educators. It hosts a monthly Diabetes Support Group at Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center located at 841 Edgefield Avenue NW, Aiken, South Carolina, 29801. The support group meets on the second Tuesday of January, February, March, April, May, June, September and October from 3 – 4 p.m. The Center also hosts its annual Dining with Diabetes luncheon in November in lieu of the Diabetes Support Group.
For more information, call the Diabetes and Nutrition Teaching Center at 803-293-0023.
Darren Waters MPH, BA, RN
Director of Outpatient Services
Aiken Regional is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the State of South Carolina.
Aiken Regional is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company, that is one of the largest healthcare management companies in the nation.