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Part Two: Rhett's Journey

Rhett Bausmith has had doctors poking and probing his skull since his birth May 1, 2015, when he was born with a misshapen head...Continue

Local family’s million-dollar gift will help child abuse victims at new hospital

'You can’t build a world-class facility without realizing you have to include a space for abused children.'

Just days before Lisa Rice planned to meet with Dr. Scott Russell about her family’s $1 million gift to the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, she found herself standing across from him in the pediatric emergency room -- not as a donor, but as the grandmother of a patient...Read More

Hometown Hero Darius Rucker

When the “Today”  show recently visited MUSC Children’s Hospital with Darius Rucker, they discovered that this three-time Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist is, above all else, a family man with deep Lowcountry roots and a soft spot for children’s health....Continue

Well-known Charleston artist rediscovers her ‘sunshine’ after Parkinson’s treatment

'I just want to scream it out and tell every Parkinson’s patient to find out if you’re qualified and do the studies.'

Margaret Petterson never stopped painting after Parkinson’s disease took ahold of her body, but something changed for the celebrated local artist...Read More

Erica Tollerson

"I really want that patient experience and I want to work bedside first."...Continue

A place of peace and healing

In December 2016, a group of architects, doctors, nurses and parents met to begin planning an outdoor play area that would rest on a rooftop of the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital...Continue

CARES Therapy Clinic gets underinsured and uninsured patients working, driving, even walking again

Patient on parallel bars at the CARES Clinic

CARES Therapy Clinic gets underinsured and uninsured patients working, driving, even walking again

Every Tuesday night, after MUSC’s physical therapy gym closes for business, a new group of patients arrives – patients who might have no other way to see a therapist. For many, it’s what they need to get working, driving, even walking again...continue

Health Professions alumna commits to community health – and its next generation of leaders

Diane Mathews at Lowcountry AHEC

'After a life-threatening diagnosis, you realize that you’re not guaranteed another day, let alone a year or years. You become braver.'

Diane Mathews spent the first half of her career as a dedicated medical technologist, analyzing blood and fluids in a clinical laboratory and diagnosing blood-related cancers alongside pathologists...Read More

The Children’s Heart Center

MUSC Children’s Hospital is widely recognized as having one of the best pediatric heart programs in the country – one of the top 20, according to US News & Report. 

No other center in South Carolina can provide the scope or depth of care for children with heart problems: Open-heart surgeries. Heart transplantation. Ventricular-assist device implantation. More than 8,500 echocardiograms and 600 catheterizations each year.  And its success rates and clinical outcomes far outshine the national average...Continue

Hearts beating stronger across the globe

MUSC cardiology fellow instructs Tanzanian health care workers

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...continue

2016 Annual Report on Giving
2016 Annual Report on Giving

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...Read More

Blake: a heart transplant success story

Claire and Aaron Bowman paged a nurse to help them swaddle their newborn son and attempt to get some sleep. But as the nurse held Blake, she noticed something off in his color and his breathing...Continue

YES Family Fund offers Can-Teen, a support group for teenage cancer patients

Can-Teen members on carriage ride

YES Family Fund offers Can-Teen, a support group for teenage cancer patients

As a 16-year-old cancer patient, Lily Malphrus’ experiences haven’t been limited to chemotherapy and scans, but also include blasting music in a limo on the way to a fancy dinner downtown...continue

January Brings Construction Excitement to the MUSC Campus

With the first month of 2017 halfway over, we have driven 780 of the new hospital’s 1,300 pilings and will likely wrap up this phase of the project by the end of March, just in time for the blooming of the azaleas, dogwoods and daffodils...Continue

Local couple provides seed funding for ocular oncology department

Bill and Ruth Baker

"With a little bit of radiation, we’re seeing the same outcomes as if we were to remove it and saving some of the patient’s vision."

When James Campbell’s ophthalmologist said the word “cancer,” Campbell, a retired firefighter, was alarmed but not entirely surprised...Read More

Young entrepreneur raises money for heart research in honor of grandfather

William Manzi sells Lowcountry Lures at Wonder Works

“My goal is to be able to raise a good amount for cardiac research.” 

William Manzi started his business, a fly-tying company called Lowcountry Lures, before he finished elementary school...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!