The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has grown from a small private medical school in 1824 into one of the nation’s top academic health science centers, with a 700-bed medical center (MUSC Health) and six colleges that train approximately 2600 health care professionals per year.
As an academic medical center or teaching hospital, MUSC Health is at the forefront of the latest advances in medicine, with world-class physicians, groundbreaking research and technology that is often among the first of its kind in the world. Patients also benefit from a multidisciplinary, team approach to care that involves the close collaboration of specialists from many different areas.
MUSC Health annually records more than one million patient encounters, and is highly regarded in many disease areas including neurosciences, cancer care, rheumatology, digestive disorders, heart and vascular care, transplant, women’s health, pediatric medicine, musculoskeletal disorders, psychiatry, eye care, otolaryngology, and respiratory medicine.
In 2013, U.S. News & World Report recognized MUSC Health as “One of America’s Best Hospitals” with six specialty areas ranked in the top 50 in the nation (3 adult specialties and 3 pediatric). MUSC Health also was the only hospital in the Charleston area to be graded "A" by Leapfrog in the spring 2013 Hospital Safety Score. Other milestones include National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation for MUSC Hollings Cancer Center and the completion of a new, state-of-the-art hospital dedicated to the treatment of cardiovascular and digestive diseases.
Learn more facts about MUSC and our award-winning service lines:
- MUSC fact sheet
- MUSC Children's Hospital fact sheet
- MUSC Heart & Vascular Center fact sheet
- MUSC Hollings Cancer Center fact sheet
- MUSC Neurosciences fact sheet
- MUSC Transplant Program fact sheet
Serving the needs of greater Charleston for more than 180 years, MUSC and its associated medical center has been a beacon of understanding and community outreach through times of war, natural disaster, and economic adversity.