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Commit to Patients & Families First

MUSC patients and families receive the best and most compassionate care anywhere.

We will redesign how health care is delivered to provide patient and family-centered care. We will further our commitment to high quality, safe, evidence-based care. We will ensure that our teaching, clinical management, and research lead to team-oriented, seamless, and effective care. We are partners with our patients and families, honoring and respecting their roles as caregivers and care-receivers.

Recent Achievements

MUSC leads the Tri-county in patients who say “Yes” they would definitely recommend MUSC

Patrick Coyne, MSN Honored with Stovall Award - July 2017

The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) created the Ellen L. Stovall Award for Innovation in Patient-Centered Cancer Care in honor of Ellen Stovall, the organization’s longtime CEO who died in 2016 due to cardiac complications from her cancer treatment. The Stovall Award is given annually to individuals, organizations, or other entities that have played an important role in improving cancer care. After a nationwide competition, MUSC’s Patrick (Pat) Coyne, MSN, and Martha (Meg) Gaines, JD, LLM, from the University of Wisconsin, Madison were selected at the 2017 honorees. Coyne, an advanced practice nurse, has devoted his career to the advancement of the field of palliative care. He is one of the founders of ELNEC (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium), which has educated more than 21,000 nurses in over 90 countries, and he has published over 100 papers on a variety of symptom management and policy issues. 


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