MUSC Recognized as Part of Local "Best Of" List

Contact: Heather Woolwine

March 23, 2016 

CHARLESTON, SC – The Medical University of South Carolina has once again been recognized by the Charleston City Paper in their annual “Best Of” Charleston list. The list is created by popular community vote and reflects how local residents view a variety of categories of people, places, events, and things in the Charleston area. Specifically, MUSC and MUSC Health were recognized as:

  • Best Hospital
  • Best Health Club
  • Best Place to Work
  • Best Weight Loss Center

Even though MUSC is South Carolina’s No. 1 hospital as designated by U.S. News & World Report, it is just as important to be considered the best right here at home. MUSC employees, faculty, staff and students make these awards possible by providing advanced, integrated health care while pioneering new ways to treat and heal the community locally, regionally and beyond. To view the entire “Best Of” list, visit Charleston City Paper


About MUSC

Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is the state's only comprehensive academic health system, with a unique mission to preserve and optimize human life in South Carolina through education, research and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates more than 3,200 students in six colleges – Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy – and trains more than 900 residents and fellows in its health system. MUSC brought in more than $300 million in research funds in fiscal year 2023, leading the state overall in research funding. MUSC also leads the state in federal and National Institutes of Health funding. Learn more about our academic programs.

As the health care system of the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest-quality and safest patient care while educating and training generations of outstanding health care providers and leaders to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Patient care is provided at 16 hospitals (includes owned or governing interest), with approximately 2,700 beds and four additional hospital locations in development, more than 350 telehealth sites and nearly 750 care locations situated in all regions of South Carolina. In 2023, for the ninth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health University Medical Center in Charleston the Number 1 hospital in South Carolina. Learn more about our patient services.

MUSC has a total enterprise annual operating budget of $5.9 billion. The nearly 26,000 MUSC family members include world-class faculty, physicians, specialty providers, scientists, students, affiliates and care team members who deliver groundbreaking education, research, and patient care.