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Founded in 1824, The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) continues the tradition of excellence in education, research and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and residents in six colleges and has nearly 13,000 employees, including approximately 1,500 faculty members. As the state’s only academic health science center and largest non-federal employer in Charleston, the university and its affiliates have collective annual budgets in excess of $2.3 billion, with an annual economic impact of nearly $4 billion and annual research funding in excess of $250 million. MUSC operates a 700-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized children's hospital, the NCI-designated Hollings Cancer Center, a Level I trauma center, Institute of Psychiatry, more than 100 outreach locations across the state, and South Carolina’s only transplant center.

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Behind The Scenes

Michael Smith Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital

Meet the people making the new children's hospital happen 

The $385M Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital will be amazing, even more so because of the passion of the people who are pouring their hearts into it.

Best Seat In The House  

crane operator new children's hospital

Good thing he's not afraid of heights

Crane operator Dan Mickow braves everything from storms to lightning strikes to help build the new children's hospital. See what it's like in his world. 

Dreaming Big 

Opioid addiction and recovery

Filmmaker talks frankly about his road to recovery

He was stealing food to survive. His dog was the only thing keeping him going. But then he decided enough was enough and started living his dreams.

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