Recent Communication From Leadership

This page highlights correspondence and communications from MUSC Leadership to the wider community.

August 27, 2018 | MUSC and Siemens Healthineers form strategic partnership
The Medical University of South Carolina and Siemens Healthineers have formed a first-of-its-kind strategic partnership with the mutual goal of advancing the quality of health care in South Carolina. The partnership will capitalize on the coupling of MUSC’s clinical care, research, and education expertise with Siemens Healthineers’ engineering innovations and workflow-improvement capabilities.

MUSC Catalyst News Story About the Announcement
MUSC/Siemens Healthineers Partnership Fact Sheet (PDF)

May 24, 2018 | Letter from Leadership
To be leaders in health innovation, we must look at ways we can support the professional development of our employees. MUSC is committed to the career development of all employees and recognizes that while our established tuition assistance program provides some financial aid, additional funding avenues are needed to support emerging leaders. To this end, we are pleased to announce a new enterprise career development opportunity called the Enterprise Employee Scholarship Fund.

Enterprise Employee Scholarship Fund (PDF)

August 17, 2017 | Letter from Leadership
We are appalled and outraged by last weekend’s demonstrations of bigotry, racism and hatred witnessed in Charlottesville, Virginia and on the University of Virginia’s campus. In light of these events, we felt it was important to take a moment to reinforce what we stand for here at MUSC.

MUSC Leadership Communication (PDF)

April 10, 2017 | Letter from Leadership
As many of you are aware, as part of President Trump's FY2018 budget proposal released on March 16, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) asked Congress to increase defense spending by $30 billion and provide $3 billion more for border security for the current fiscal year (FY2017). As an offset, the President proposed $17.9 billion in unspecified spending cuts for FY2017. The Labor Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee would be asked to take the biggest of these cuts at $7.2 billion. Among this amount is the proposed $1.232 billion cut to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including a $50 million reduction achieved by eliminating spending on new Institutional Development Award (IDeA) grants and reducing research grants by $1.182 billion.

Communication Regarding NIH Budget (PDF)

January 31, 2017 | Message to the MUSC Community

In light of the recent executive order issued by President Trump, which may affect members of the MUSC community, let me remind you that embracing Diversity and Inclusion is a pillar goal of our institution.

January 31, 2017 Message (PDF)

January 30, 2017 | Board of Trustees Recommendations

Review council created by MUSC board of trustees recommends that MUSC board accept three recommendations made in report by state inspector general.

On January 30, Donald R. Johnson II, M.D., board chairman for the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Board of Trustees, presided over a meeting of the review council created to assess board spending policies in order to define and align with best practices going forward. The review council discussed three recommendations made in a recent report by the State Inspector General (SIG), who was authorized to review MUSC board spending by the Commission on Higher Education.

Board of Trustee Recommendations (PDF)

December 25, 2016 Letter to The Post and Courier - South Carolina needs a plan for better health access

This article was written by Drs. David Cole, president of the Medical University of South Carolina, and Patrick Cawley, CEO of MUSC Health and vice president for MUSC Health Affairs. It was displayed in the Post and Courrier December 25, 2016. Change. For the past few years, the dynamics of change have been major drivers of the health care industry. Change provides equal doses of opportunity and challenge.

Letter to the Editor (PDF)

September 18, 2016 | Letter to The Post & Courier - Student privacy
A recent article in The Post & Courier implied that MUSC officials have been wrongfully withholding information about our students’ records. In fact, we are both professionally and legally obligated to protect the privacy rights of all our students when it comes to their academic performance.

Student Privacy Letter to the Editor (PDF)

September 30, 2016 | Letter to The Post & Courier - Don't Rush To Judgment
Thank you in advance for taking the time to review this letter. It was distributed to MUSC faculty, students and staff on Friday, September 30, after being submitted to The Post & Courier as a guest column.

As we move toward resolution of this situation, please know that MUSC remains committed to our institutional goal: To provide the highest quality education, research and patient care as we serve the health care needs of our state, region and beyond. Thank you again for your time and support of the MUSC community.

Guest Column - Post & Courier (PDF)