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Dr. Langdon Hartsock
MUSC’s Dr. Langdon Hartsock awarded Order of the Silver Crescent
Charleston, S.C. (January 24, 2013) – Dr. Langdon Hartsock, associate professor and chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), was recently awarded the Order of the Silver Crescent from S.C. Governor Nikki Haley.
“I am honored to have received such a prestigious award and grateful that I work at MUSC where we are dedicated to improving the lives of our fellow South Carolinians,” said Hartsock.
The Order of the Silver Crescent is awarded to residents of South Carolina for exemplary performance, contribution and achievement within the community. It is the state’s highest award for volunteer and/or community service. The award recognized Hartsock for his leadership in the field of orthopaedic surgery at MUSC.
Founded in 1824 in Charleston, The Medical University of South Carolina is the oldest medical school in the South. Today, MUSC continues the tradition of excellence in education, research, and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and residents, and has nearly 11,000 employees, including approximately 1,500 faculty members. As the largest non-federal employer in Charleston, the university and its affiliates have collective annual budgets in excess of $1.7 billion. MUSC operates a 750-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized Children's Hospital, the Ashley River Tower (cardiovascular, digestive disease, and surgical oncology), and a leading Institute of Psychiatry. For more information on academic information or clinical services, visit www.musc.edu. For more information on hospital patient services, visit www.muschealth.com.