University Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Gifts At Work

April 14, 2020
Positive Pressure Suits at the COVID-19 Testing Site

Private donations are enabling the Medical University to fast-track its response to the COVID-19 crisis.  Here are a few examples of how. 

Development of serologic testing 

Private gifts are advancing our efforts to develop and acquire a blood test to identify people who have developed an immunity to the COVID-19 virus. Knowing this will help us identify health care workers who can remain on the job in clinical settings. It also could help employers in other sectors identify workers who can safely return to their jobs, potentially assisting in the economic recovery.  

Purchase of equipment and supplies to double testing 

Currently, we are performing 900 COVID-19 tests a day. Donations are enabling us to purchase the equipment and materials needed to double that capacity to prepare for the anticipated surge of patients. 

Support for health care providers and staff 

These gifts will assist those staff who have experienced unforeseen expenses related to their service.  

Targeted support to MUSC Health’s regional hospitals 

In recognition of MUSC Health hospitals in other parts of the state, the community has made donations to support providers and response efforts at its hospitals at Lancaster Medical Center and Florence Medical Center. 

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