One MUSC

March 15, 2021
One MUSC | Innovation | Impact | Influence

Strategy. This one word can be both energizing and overwhelming for people. It can elicit a sense of hope, and let’s be honest, maybe some eye roll emojis depending on experiences in the past. Let’s dissect what “strategy” really means at MUSC right now.

Our success as individuals and as an institution is defined by what we build and inspire others to accomplish with us. Our fuel? A dynamic culture of innovation that people can actually see, feel and hear. Why? Because the future we desire for our patients, students, and ourselves demands that we boldly pursue excellence during what is clearly one of the most pivotal points in our transformational journey.

This is no small feat or aspiration. The only way we get there is by truly becoming OneMUSC. But what does that really mean?

Belonging. Diversity. Unity. Becoming OneMUSC means everyone who comes into contact with the organization feels like they are in the right place, with the right people and at the right time. It means acting respectfully and responsibly as individuals and strengthening our sense of place, purpose and accountability.

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Teamwork. Engagement. Optimism. Purpose. Becoming OneMUSC means pushing past remaining internal siloes or archaic barriers to progress and innovation, fully integrating our missions of academic health sciences education, research and patient care. It means seeking out novel or unlikely collaborations that take ideas to the next level, and creating bonds that push past geographical distance or separation.

Innovation. Impact. Influence. Becoming OneMUSC means laser-focusing on these drivers of our future success, wherever you contribute to the institution. Innovation is what we do to achieve our vision and mission. Impact means our actions produce significant positive outcomes. Influence is derived from positive impact and enables us to lead health innovation for the lives we touch.

Now is the time to act, to come together. OneMUSC means dedicating ourselves to something bigger than individual achievements, and truly working together in new ways that have a significant collective impact.

If you have few moments, travel over to our OneMUSC strategy website for a look at the goals associated with our new strategic direction, and some excellent testimonials and examples of what this work looks like in action. 

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

 - Abraham Lincoln

About the Author

David J. Cole
MUSC President
M.D., FACS