Prisma-Oconee Gets High Ranking; Makes Plans to Expand ER

The Centers for Medicare Control has rated Prisma Oconee Hospital four out of five stars for their safety and quality, making it one of the best ranked hospitals in the nation. Only about a fourth of hospitals nationwide receive a four star rating. Prisma Oconee’s Hospital Foundation said they have raised $619,000 of a $1 million dollar goal that would allow hospital’s emergency room department to triple it’s size. The project is expected to get underway sometime during the hospital’s next fiscal year, which begins in October.