Scotland Health Care System

Scotland Health Care System in Laurinburg, North Carolina is proud to be the community's health care system. We are a community owned and controlled not-for-profit organization that includes Scotland Memorial Hospital, Scotland Physicians Network with nine medical practices, Scotland Regional Hospice (formerly Hospice of Scotland County), Scotland Family Counseling Center, and Scotland Memorial Foundation.

Here at Scotland Health Care System, we understand that healthcare is evolving. Advances in medicine and strides in technology are providing local communities access to better healthcare. It is our desire to provide patients the best care possible. Our staff will be here to help patients and their loved ones when the need arises.

Our Beliefs About Our Future:

  • To successfully accomplish our Mission and Vision our transformation must include creative and innovative changes in what we do and how we do it.
  • We must change from a hospital and provider-centric model to a patient-centered, ambulatory model.
  • There will be a continued focus on moving the industry to an increasingly ambulatory based delivery model focused on the health of the individual patient and the overall health of the population we serve.
  • New payment models will incent us to better coordinate our patient’s care along the continuum of services. This includes both how our patients are treated and how their treatment information flows.
  • New partners, arrangements, and competitors will emerge for us as a result of the new treatment and payment models. We will be strategically advantaged by coordinating access to a comprehensive continuum of care.
  • Patients and their families will behave more like Consumers, expecting more Value, Convenience, and Access, in addition to caring and compassionate Service.
  • Limited opportunities to pursue Smart Growth will necessitate us focusing our strategic efforts and resource allocation decisions.

Our Mission, Vision, and Values Statement
Below are our recently adopted new Mission, Vision and Value Statements our Board approved last May based on their beliefs about our future.

The Mission of Scotland Health Care System is to work with our health care partners to create and operate a patient centered, integrated system to provide Safe, High Quality, Compassionate, and Sustainable health care to the people we serve.

Scotland Health Care System will be recognized and chosen by patients and their families throughout our region for the quality and value of services we provide. This value will be demonstrated through the highest level of Quality and Service, along with the Safest environment. We will lead efforts to improve the health and well-being of the citizens in our region.

We accept and are proud of our role as the safety net provider of essential services for our region.

  • As a community-owned health care system, we believe in transparency and accountability to our community for the decisions we make. These decisions will be made collaboratively and with the utmost integrity.
  • Our associates, physicians, other providers, and volunteers are our most important assets. We treat each other, along with our patients and families, with care, compassion, dignity and respect at all times.
  • We carry out all these principles in a financially prudent and sustainable manner to ensure we stay focused on our Mission.


Our Past, Our Present and Our Future

Our History 
Scotland Memorial Hospital started in 1946 in the medical facilities of the deactivated Laurinburg/Maxton Air Base. In 1951, the hospital moved to McLean Street as a 100-bed facility and with additions in 1956 and 1965, increased the number of its acute care beds to 124. In 1983, the hospital opened the current facility on Lauchwood Drive. We are currently licensed for 104 acute care beds.

Scotland Health Care System Today 
Scotland Health Care System continues to concentrate on what the community wants: high-quality services focused on individual patient needs. We are this area's largest private employer, with a staff of over 1,000 full-time and part-time associates. Over 100 physicians and advanced clinical practitioners are on our staff.

Our Future 
Continuing to recruit and retain quality professionals and continuing our evolution into an integrated health care system are our most exciting strategies. We remain confident that we will continue to thrive by focusing on providing high-quality care and service as efficiently as possible. Rest assured, when you need medical care, from our Emergency Center to our inpatient care, Scotland Health Care System is here to provide you and your family with excellent and safe health care close to home.


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care

The Blue Distinction Centers+ for Maternity Care program evaluates hospitals on quality measures for vaginal and cesarean delivery. To receive a Blue Distinction Centers+ for Maternity Care designation, a hospital must also demonstrate cost-efficiency. To be considered eligible for Blue Distinction Center+ designation, health care facilities must first meet the Blue Distinction’s nationally established, objective quality measures. 

4-Star Quality Rated by CMS

For three consecutive years, Scotland Memorial Hospital received a 4-star rating for its quality of patient care from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) scores more than 4,000 hospitals across the country using a Hospital Compare rating system ranging from 1 to 5 stars, with 5 being the highest possible score. The most common overall rating is 3 stars. The CMS ratings are publicly available on the Hospital Compare website and are intended to help consumers more easily decide between hospitals in their area.


Becker’s Hospital Review

 Scotland Memorial Hospital made national news for its patient safety. Becker’s Healthcare released the top 49 hospitals in the country with the lowest number of safety events per patient. Scotland Memorial Hospital is the only hospital in North Carolina to achieve this recognition. The statistics were calculated using several patient safety indicators related to surgical procedures, pressure ulcers, blood clots, and hospital acquired infections. The Hospital Compare data was gathered from July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2014, the most recent data available. This data is publicly reported nationwide.

Scotland Health Care System is proud to have several Top 100 Nurses, as recognized by North Carolina, call Scotland Home.

Scotland Health Care System has continuously ranked in the top percentile, in the nation, for employee engagement six of the last seven years.