MUSC trustees to hold combined committee/board meeting on April 2; agenda to focus mainly on COVID-19
CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 20, 2020) – On Thursday, April 2, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA) Board of Trustees will hold a one-day combined committee/board meeting beginning at 9:00 a.m. In an effort to prevent spread of the COVID-19 virus, this meeting will be held via conference call, not in person.
“As part of MUSC efforts to flatten the curve and curtail transmission of the novel coronavirus, our board decided to alter the format of our April meeting,” said Charles W. Schulze, CPA, chairman of the MUSC/MUHA Board of Trustees. “As a result of the unprecedented situation we are all coping with, the board also recognized the need to focus our agenda on the impact of COVID-19 on the MUSC community in addition to other required board business,” he said.
Members of the media and the public who wish to hear the MUSC board call, may connect via this number: (843) 876-8002, participant code 992577. Please remember that although the public is welcome to listen to the meeting, no one is authorized to speak or participate unless recognized by the board chair.
Although the Colcock Hall boardroom, located at 19 Bee Street in Charleston, will be open during this meeting, only limited seating will be available in order to encourage social distancing and deter potential disease transmission.
The MUSC/MUHA Board of Trustees serves as separate bodies to govern the university and hospital, normally holding two days of committee and board meetings six times a year. For more information about the MUSC Board of Trustees, visit academicdepartments.musc.edu/leadership/board/index.html.
About The Medical University of South Carolina
Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is the oldest medical school in the South as well as the state’s only integrated academic health sciences center with a unique charge to serve the state through education, research and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and nearly 800 residents in six colleges: Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. The state’s leader in obtaining biomedical research funds, in fiscal year 2019, MUSC set a new high, bringing in more than $284 million. For information on academic programs, visit musc.edu.
As the clinical health system of the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care available, while training generations of competent, compassionate health care providers to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Comprising some 1,600 beds, more than 100 outreach sites, the MUSC College of Medicine, the physicians’ practice plan, and nearly 275 telehealth locations, MUSC Health owns and operates eight hospitals situated in Charleston, Chester, Florence, Lancaster and Marion counties. In 2019, for the fifth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina. To learn more about clinical patient services, visit muschealth.org.
MUSC and its affiliates have collective annual budgets of $3.2 billion. The more than 17,000 MUSC team members include world-class faculty, physicians, specialty providers and scientists who deliver groundbreaking education, research, technology and patient care.