At Beaufort Memorial, our highest priorities are to ensure the safety of our patients and staff and to improve the quality of the care we provide. These are the foundation of our mission as a community hospital and the values to which we hold our staff and providers every day.

We follow many of the guidelines of the preeminent national and state health care quality organizations, including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), whose mission is “to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.”

And we hew to AHRQ’s definition of quality health care: “doing the right thing, at the right time, for the right person—and having the best possible result.”