First changes are celebrated at a kickoff event
Our goal is to foster collaboration across our enterprise that is health-focused, not just disease-focused. In so doing, we will impact the health of the MUSC family and the communities we serve with a priority on healthy lifestyles, preventive care, and MUSC evidence-based care delivery.* Our integration of these priorities will strengthen our health education, research, and care delivery through targeted engagement and collaborative relationships.
*Currently called MUSC Health Ideal Care
MUSC Supports Local Farmers!
In April 2018, thousands of people attended MUSC Earth Day & Local Food Festival. Almost a dozen food vendors and trucks served up fresh and local produce from nearby farms. All of the food vendors for the event committed to sourcing 90% or more of their produce locally. By hosting Charleston’s first ‘local food festival’, MUSC showed community leadership by demonstrating a more sustainable way to source the food we eat. “There is a strong link between human and environmental health. Adjusting our food systems is a powerful way to support human and environmental health at the same time “ said Sustainability Communications Coordinator, John Brooker.
Holy Spokes Bike Share
In partnership with Gotcha Bike, a locally based company, and the city of Charleston, MUSC Health launched the Holy Spokes bike share program in May, 2017. In the first 6 weeks, there were 5,488 overall trips, which burned a staggering 618,008 calories! We look for this new program to encourage exercise and alleviate traffic congestion on the Charleston peninsula.
MUSC partners for first-of-its-kind school-based clinic
MUSC Children’s Health has opened a first-of-its-kind clinic at Meeting Street Elementary @Brentwood in North Charleston. The center has a full-time nurse practitioner who can diagnose conditions, order X-rays and lab work, and write prescriptions. A pediatrician will also see patients once a week.
Imagine MUSC 2020 Meditation Labyrinth
The Imagine MUSC 2020 Meditation Labyrinth was dedicated in July of 2017, providing members of the MUSC family, our patients and their families, and the community at large, the oppotunity to discover the benefits of walking a defined path. The labyrinth is a place to contemplate, relax, and find peace. It complements the Urban Farm and Fitness Park along with other elements of the Greenberg Greenway as an example of the commitment MUSC has to providing healthy options and innovative programs that contribute to a higher quality of life, healthier environment, and overall wellness for all who visit the campus.
Commonly referred to as a CSA, community-supported agriculture is a system that connects the producer and consumers within the food system more closely by allowing the consumer to subscribe to the harvest of a certain farm or group of farms. You can support local farmers by signing up for a weekly subscription service for fresh produce.
Kids Eat Free Filling a need and Building Healthy Communities
The numbers are in! We had an amazing outcome from an innovative summer program that was truly aligned with our strategic goal of Build Healthy Communities! This summer, the Kids Eat Free program at MUSC served 5,143 meals to children for free! We are encouraging health care institutions everywhere to follow our lead. Kudos to MUSC's http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/ohp/SFSP/Implementation-Guide.html to learn more about this program designed to combat hunger in at-risk children when school meals are not available.Sodexo wellness nutrition coordinator, and our partner, Sodexo. Please visit