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Changing What's Possible through Philanthropy

The power of giving, the spirit of philanthropy.

MUSC executive vice president plans gift to help other women achieve leadership roles in health care

Lisa Montgomery
Lisa Montgomery takes a commencement selfie with other university and Charleston leaders.

Lisa Montgomery began her career at MUSC as director of patient financial services.  After receiving a Master in Health Administration from MUSC’s College of Health Professions, she quickly moved up at MUSC – to controller, then to chief financial officer of the hospital.  Montgomery currently serves as executive vice president for finance and operations...Read More

Once a patient, now an advocate: Laura Zucker shapes local child-life landscape

“It was a terrifying feeling for me to be in a room full of people I didn’t know, and they knew me clinically. I didn’t realize at the time that other kids were dealing with that too.”

Laura Zucker remembers the cold white room and calm-voiced strangers trying to distract her...Read More

After loss, family commits pancreatic cancer research, outreach to provide hope to others

Frank and Vicki at Christmas

We never considered going anywhere else, especially once we experienced the integrated approach between research and care.

Plan. Fight. Live. These are the words that came to John Saber’s mind after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. As John, his wife, Vicki, and their four daughters learned, this cancer often goes undetected and spreads quickly, offering little hope for a cure...Read More

Year in Review: 2017

MUSC Year in Review

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

Since the brightest season is also the busiest, we wanted to keep this edition concise. In this final month of 2017, we can’t help but look back on an incredible year with deepest gratitude for your steadfast dedication to our mission. ...Read More

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

A shared struggle with cancer leads to hope for others

'I know I didn't know you at the time, and never would I think that I'd meet you. But Jill was really my first inspiration.'

We sat in an exam room at Hollings Cancer Center, no one sure what to say. I was only 19, diagnosed with ovarian cancer during the summer between my freshman and sophomore years of college...Read More

How one MUSC faculty member is going above and beyond in pursuit of her passion

‘I love this place. I love what it’s doing for the people of South Carolina.’

As a new graduate of the College of Charleston volunteering at the MUSC Children’s Hospital, Cristina Reyes Smith met a little girl in a shoulder cast who had no interest in the cheerful volunteer but only wanted to see her OT...Read More

Instructor’s commitment to special-needs dentistry lives on in annual classes with statewide attendees

Dr. Carlos Salinas speaking

‘I saw him work so hard that I really didn’t want to see that lost.’

His skill in patient care became legendary the day a 1-year-old girl in clinic screamed and screamed, unyielding to anyone’s efforts to soothe her...Read More