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A meaningful way to say thanks

Many times, patients ask us about ways to thank the doctors, nurses and others who cared for them during their stay at Medical University Hospital. By making a gift to the Giving Back Program, you can thank your caregivers in a meaningful way while helping them change what’s possible in health care for their patients.

Why your gifts are important

Gifts made to the Giving Back Program help pay for:

  • Hospital upgrades
  • New equipment
  • New and expanded patient care programs
  • Patient education materials
  • Continuing education for caregivers

In short, your gifts help us build and maintain the most professional and comfortable patient-care environment possible.

Ways to say Thanks

Featured Grateful Patient Stories

Grateful patients split gift between Parkinson's research, vision programs

Grateful Patients

‘I couldn't accept the diagnosis, so I ignored it.’

Donna Sternlieb’s vision had deteriorated so much that she began seeing things that weren’t there. Dots appeared on clean walls, and rocks became animals...Read More

Parents of heart patient support her surgeon's groundbreaking research


‘When you’re in an ICU with other families, you share with them in their good times, and you cry with them in their bad times.’


Just days after their first child's birth, Susan and Jason Smith turned their daughter over for heart surgery and shared a hospital waiting room with other worried parents...Read More

Grandson donates kidney, helps plan inaugural living donor golf tournament

‘From the moment I heard about it, I knew I’d be doing it. I didn’t say if, it was when.’

When Ryan Levins was 3 years old, a psychic told his grandmother that Levins would do something “very important” when he turned 23...Read More

High-profile thyroid patient supports his surgeon’s research projects

‘The only thing that was a problem is I’d never had to take a pill in my life.’

Dr. Harvey Schiller cannot be summarized easily. He’s a retired U.S. Air Force brigadier general who served as a pilot in the Vietnam War, where he achieved several military honors. These days he’s Commercial Commissioner of the 35th America’s Cup yacht race, chairman of two companies and vice chairman of an executive search firm...Read More

Grateful couple provides holiday meals to emergency workers on call

‘It makes time away from our families a lot easier during the holidays’

A local couple wound up in the emergency room at Medical University Hospital with a family member who needed urgent attention at the worst possible time: Late at night on a holiday...Read More

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    Hearts beating stronger across the globe

    Before MUSC cardiology staff and students began their outreach work in Tanzania, residents of the East African nation had to travel thousands of miles and across an ocean to India for heart care. Why we support the Global Health for Cardiology Fund >

  • Nursing Student Martelly

    Together we are “Changing What’s Possible.”

    Last year, the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation received more than 14,000 individual philanthropic gifts. Behind each one of those gifts was a story. We are pleased to share a few of these stories with you now in our 2016 Annual Report on Giving.

  • Hollings Cancer Center Fundraiser Gourmet & Grapes

    Gourmet & Grapes

    We're proud to announce we raised $642,758 to support essential cancer research and care at Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina, a record for Hollings & MUSC Health, also making this one of the largest fundraisers in the lowcountry! Thank you and we can't wait to see you next year!