Progressnotes - October/November 2012
- About MUSC Health
Clinical innovation is in the DNA of specialists at MUSC Health, the clinical enterprise of the Medical University of South Carolina. As a tertiary care center, MUSC Health sees a high volume of patients with complex health issues and chronic disease who benefit from a multidisciplinary approach to care. The depth of specialist and subspecialist talent available at MUSC Health enables it to offer such multi-faceted, multidisciplinary care. This high volume of complex cases means that its specialists are very experienced in cutting-edge techniques that improve the survival and quality of life of their patients. Not content just to provide state-of-the-art care for their patients, MUSC Health clinicians work tirelessly to redefine and raise the standard of care. Many are involved in national clinical trials of novel devices or therapeutics, meaning that their patients have early access to these new treatment modalities. MUSC clinicians also collaborate closely with basic science investigators on campus to devise and test new approaches to care.
Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in three pediatric subspecialties, MUSC Children’s Hospital is a 186-bed facility that admits 6,000 pediatric patients and provides approximately 100,000 outpatient clinic visits every year.
MUSC’s Digestive Disease Center (DDC) brings together gastroenterologists, surgeons, and radiologists who have special expertise in treating digestive problems.
MUSC Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery have been recognized by US News & World Report as nationally ranked, best in South Carolina, and this year as “high-performing,” with “much better than expected” mortality statistics and a high reputation score.
Hollings Cancer Center is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as being among the top 25% of cancer programs in the nation and is one of fewer than 70 National Cancer Institute– designated cancer centers in the nation.
MUSC Neurosciences, which comprises the Divisions of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Research, was recognized in 2013 by U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals as among the top 25% programs in the nation.
MUSC’s Institute of Psychiatry (IOP) has been named South Carolina Hospital of the Year by the National Alliance on Mental Health four of the past five times the award was given, most recently in 2012.
The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Sleep Medicine at MUSC has consistently been identified as high-performing by U.S. News & World Report, meaning that it is among the top 25% of such programs in the country.
The Transplant Center at MUSC, offers heart, kidney, liver, pancreas, and lung transplantation surgeries— the only comprehensive organ transplant center in South Carolina, and third overall in the nation among all transplant programs.
The Department of Urology at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is among the top 25% of the nation’s urology programs, according to the 2013 U.S. News & World Report.
Etta D. Pisano, M.D., Dean of the College of Medicine (COM) and Vice President for Medical Affairs, received national recognition for her life's work in breast imaging and received funding for a new COM program that will advance career opportunities for women scientists.