Skip Navigation
MUSC mobile menu


MUSC Medical Center

The 10-story Medical University Hospital accepted its first patients in 1955. This comprehensive facility is now comprised of four separate hospitals (Medical University Hospital, the Ashley River Tower,  the Institute of Psychiatry and the Children's Hospital), now collectively known as the MUSC Medical Center.

The diverse medical needs of the community are met by the staff representing more than 35 different fields, including neurology, cardiology, infectious diseases, pulmonary and critical care medicine, radiology, urology and nine surgical specialties. The Medical Center also includes centers for specialized care (Heart Center, Transplantation Center, Hollings Cancer Center, and Digestive Diseases Center). Numerous outpatient facilities include the Family Medicine Center, University Diagnostic Center, and affiliated faculty practice ambulatory care centers. In 2003-04, the Center accepted more than 27,000 inpatient admissions and almost 630,000 outpatient visits.

The MUSC Medical Center has achieved national distinction in several of the many medical disciplines offered. The Heart and Vascular Center is ranked a top 100 facility by Solucient, and ranked as the best in the Carolinas and Georgia. The Children's Hospital among the top 25 children's hospitals in the country; its neonatal intensive care unit is now ranked in the nation's top 10. The Digestive Disease Center was ranked as the 14th best in the nation by US News in 2004. The Institute of Psychiatry has been nationally ranked.

Much of what has been achieved at MUSC Medical Center, in facilities, highest quality faculty appointments, state of the art equipment and the finest clinical care, has been made possible by private philanthropy. In short, private support has made a very good medical facility into a great one.

Headlines: Spotlight on Giving

Changing What's Possible

Harper Brown

In this season of gratitude, reflection and community, we wanted to share something special with you. The enclosed story is a real and unscripted account of one family’s experience at MUSC.
Harper's Story >

Jenna and Stephen Brown faced a devastating diagnosis for their unborn baby girl: the most severe form of spina bifida. They put their faith in a team of caregivers here at MUSC, and they allowed us to join them on their journey...Read More

Small-town family doctor establishes scholarship to help students pursue community medicine

Dr. Sam Stone and wife

'Don't let the debt determine what you do for the rest of your life'

Dr. Sam Stone planned his career at 5 years old and describes the years that followed as “one of those boring stories...Read More

Dear Doctors

Mother writes to team that cared for her daughter who needed heart surgery 12 years ago

Dear MUSC Children’s Hospital team,                 

Twelve years ago, we were blessed with a wonderful surprise — our fourth child, Elle.  Weighing in at 10 lbs., 7 oz., she was a healthy baby girl!  But at about three and a half weeks old, Elle started showing behavior that I had not seen in my other three children...Read More

  • Changing What's Possible

    South Carolina's only comprehensive academic medical center.

  • Susan Pearlstine Sarcoidosis Center of Excellence

    Susan Pearlstine Sarcoidosis Center of Excellence

    Susan Pearlstine established the Susan Pearlstine Sarcoidosis Center of Excellence as a nationally leading program to develop new treatments and therapies, and to build a clinical infrastructure that provides sarcoidosis patients with well-coordinated, patient-friendly access to the latest treatments available.