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Community Health Needs Assessment

Who We Are

MUSC Health represents the clinical enterprise, serving nearly one million patients annually throughout the state, nation and world. MUSC Health is comprised of the medical center, MUSC Physicians (practice plan), and the College of Medicine.

MUSC Medical Center is a 709-bed tertiary and quaternary academic medical center consisting of MUSC University Hospital; Ashley River Tower, a cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and cancer specialty hospital; Institute of Psychiatry; the Storm Eye Institute; and MUSC Children’s Hospital. The Medical Center is supported by respected research-based medical and nursing schools, which deliver both routine inpatient care and highly specialized medical treatment and surgical procedures. Home to the region’s only Level 1 trauma center, the state’s most comprehensive neonatal intensive care unit, and the Transplant Center, MUSC serves as the principal referral center for physicians and patients of the region.

Ashley River Tower is a 641,000 square-foot facility opened in 2008. The 156-bed hospital houses the inpatient units for Hollings Cancer Center, the Digestive Disease Center and the Heart and Vascular Center service lines. The facility includes three intensive care units; laboratories; interventional radiology and endoscopy suites; a specialized chest pain center; and nine operating rooms with integrated IT systems and specialized equipment for vascular surgery.

Hollings Cancer Center is the largest academic cancer center in South Carolina and is the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center.

Storm Eye Institute’s primary mission is to advance the science of ophthalmology and provide the utmost quality in the eye care needs of the public. This is done by employing some of the best South Carolina ophthalmologists and offering outstanding laser vision correction services.

Rutledge Tower holds a variety of healthcare departments, such as pharmacy, neurosurgery, geriatrics, endocrinology, pediatrics, administration, and more.

MUSC Children’s Hospital is a 128-bed, state-of-the-art facility with a Level III NICU. This hospital has been awarded the Excellence in Patient Care award by the Studer Group for maintaining high patient satisfaction. MUSC Children’s Hospital offers pediatric programs in cardiology, transplantation, robotic surgery, burn services, hematology, oncology, sickle cell services, emergency services, epilepsy, urology, rheumatology, dermatology, and tactical stenosis.

The Institute of Psychiatry provides the most thorough, state-of-the-art care available for a full range of psychiatric problems. Patients benefit from the attention of nationally recognized psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, social workers, psychologists and researchers working together to provide care and emphasizing confidentiality and mutual respect. Programs, serving a wide range of disorders and ages have been created to provide personalized treatment to individuals and families. Treatment is provided through the divisions of youth, adult, and geriatric services, and through a number of specialty clinics. MUSC’s Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs is one of the nation’s premier facilities for treating and researching drug and alcohol abuse.

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