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.
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 700 residents in six colleges (Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy), and has nearly 14,000 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 $2.4 billion, with an annual economic impact of more than $3.8 billion and annual research funding in excess of $250 million. MUSC operates a 700-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized Children's Hospital, the Ashley River Tower (cardiovascular, digestive disease, and surgical oncology), Hollings Cancer Center (a National Cancer Institute-designated center), Level I Trauma Center, Institute of Psychiatry, and the state’s only transplant center. In 2017, for the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the number one hospital in South Carolina. For more information on academic programs or clinical services, visit musc.edu. For more information on hospital patient services, visit MUSChealth.org.