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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

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

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

Year in Review: 2016

 As 2016 comes to a close, please take a look at the growth and progress that was made in the MUSC College of Nursing. We hope these memories of accomplishments, reflection, and celebration will take our nursing family into the new year with pride. We look forward to seeing you in 2017....Continue

Year in Review: 2016

Thank you for your support, encouragement and trust – the greatest of gifts – which made it all possible, month after month.

As the year draws to a close and we retreat to family gatherings, we want to pause to celebrate our MUSC family of supporters and advocates. We owe each of our accomplishments and all of our advances to the steadfast dedication of this special community. Thank you for helping to build that community. Please take a moment to share in the joy of its accomplishments from 2016...Read More

Angel Tree 2016

Taking part in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program is a tradition at MUSC, where last year, employees collected gifts for about 1,800 kids. Elizabeth Williams, quality and outcomes manager of the MUSC Health Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, runs the MUSC Angel Tree effort. “We’re the biggest contributor in the Lowcountry,” she said. “Between adopted angels, monetary donations and other toys people bring in, we impact the lives of about 2,000 children...Read More

MUSC Foundation's 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago the MUSC Foundation launched with the goal of supporting the Medical University's mission through philanthropy...Read More

Band with personal connection donates $10K to children’s hospital

For the progressive rock band Umphrey’s McGee, supporting the MUSC Children’s Hospital not only benefits a local charity on their tour stop but supports a place with a personal connection. Both the band manager and the bassist knew firsthand the importance of a state-of-the-art Children’s Hospital...Continue

2016 Holiday Cards on Sale Now

 Special message from Beth & Darius Rucker

Are holiday cards for your family and friends on your list this season? If so, we can help! Our talented patients have put together a variety of beautiful card designs for the holidays. The cards are sold in packs of 12 for $15, with all proceeds benefitting the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital...Continue

Dear Donors

Pharmacy student explains why anonymous scholarship support is about more than money 

Dear donor,

Although I may never get the chance to meet you, I want to thank you for providing me, a perfect stranger, with the ultimate gift. Education is something I have valued over most other things in life, making your contribution priceless...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

Former Military Medic Melissa Martelly

"After getting out of the military I realized that I missed the patient interaction and missed working at the hospital. This is when I realized that nursing was where I belonged."...Continue

Part One: Rhett's Journey

MUSC team uses 3-D skull to treat baby with birth defect

Hopefully all he will have of this one day is a cool scar...and maybe a 3-D model skull

Crystal and Timothy Bausmith knew something was wrong when a neurologist came to consult with them after their son’s birth. Rhett’s head was misshapen, because he had craniosynostosis, a birth defect in which the bones in a baby’s skull join together too early...Continue

Husband vows to fulfill 'Marti's Wish' in hopes of saving lives from rare cancer

‘If we save one life this year, then we’ve accomplished the goal’

For 23 years, Harry and Marti Parnell did everything together.

He didn’t fish or hunt with the guys, and she didn’t plan girls’ nights out...Read More

Pediatric dentist and husband support MUSC clinic for patients with special needs

‘Thanks to their donation and other donations, we’re doing whatever patients need’

Patient rooms decked out to look like robot repair shops or the ocean floor make Coastal Kids Dental & Braces more inviting for the patients seen there...Read More

Pediatric Cancer Center

When life’s unexpected challenges catch you off guard, it is the strength, and spirit and resolve of those around you who help guide you through these difficult journeys. In 2019, when the new Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital becomes a reality, the physicians, nurses and other staff members involved in the care of our cancer and blood disorders patients will be focused on each child’s individual journey, beyond what is typically experienced as a child or family in a children’s hospital...Continue