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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...Read More

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

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...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

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...Read More

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

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

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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!