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Teen advocate Rachel remarks on groundbreaking

Rachel battled cancer four times at the MUSC Children’s Hospital

Rachel Edwards battled cancer four times at the MUSC Children’s Hospital. She spent 150 nights there, enduring 11 surgeries and five rounds of chemotherapy between ages 10 and 15. When the prognosis looked bleak the fourth time, her oncologists enrolled her in a clinical trial based at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Rachel is now a 20-year-old Clemson University student – and cancer free...Continue

Posted on Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:37 PM in cancer, groundbreaking, rachel

Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion to reshape mothers’ care

As medical director of women’s services, David Soper, M.D., is used to crises. In obstetrics, it’s normal fare. Even in the pregnancies that are “normal,” about 15 percent will take a surprising turn.

He’s calm, cool and collected during those crises. But get him talking about how lives will be impacted by the new Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion, and he tears up. Technology has advanced so much that abnormalities can be diagnosed during ultrasounds at 10 weeks, when the baby is the size of a lima bean...Continue

Posted on Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:21 PM in building details, obstetrics, women's pavilion

Groundbreaking Ceremony

More than 500 state and local leaders, donors, volunteers, patients and their families turned out to celebrate the groundbreaking of the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital on August 12 in downtown Charleston. 

We’ve gathered some of our favorite images from the day for you to enjoy.

Posted on Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:56 PM in event, groundbreaking

Grateful mom brings family perspective to hospital’s design

Don and Kelly Loyd's 8-year-old daughters Gracie and Annie are thriving today, but the family went through a very scary time when the girls were born dangerously early...Continue

Posted on Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:19 PM in building details, gracie and annie, patient story

MUSC Children's Hospital ranks in unprecedented six categories

Dr. Michelle Hudspeth, director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, holds bone marrow transplant patient Mack Shieder.

Dr. Michelle Hudspeth, director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, holds bone marrow transplant patient Mack Shieder. 
Photo by Brennan Wesley

MUSC Children’s Hospital scored high new rankings in a national publication, and doctors say the real benefit will be to the children treated there.

Mark Scheurer, M.D., chief medical officer of MUSC Children’s Hospital, said a dedicated Children’s Hospital is a special place.

“Through clinical care, scientific breakthrough and education of future pediatric providers, a children’s hospital's mission every day is to protect, heal and advocate for a community's most precious resource: its children. MUSC Children’s is committed to the children of our local community, the state and region that we serve. We share this mission in collaboration with our pediatric partners across the state.”

Scheurer said these new rankings in an unprecedented six categories reflect real improvements in patient care and outcomes and a commitment of the medical center to best practices.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals place the MUSC Children’s Hospital heart program among the top 20 in the country, naming it a “best hospital” in that category. Here’s a look at all six of the MUSC Children’s Hospital divisions honored in the new rankings, based on information from about 180 pediatric centers across the country:

  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#20)
  • Nephrology (#22)
  • Urology (#29)
  • Cancer (#37)
  • Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#39)
  • Pediatrics: Diabetes & Endocrinology (#47)

Read the full story in the MUSC Newsroom

Posted on Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:17 AM in national rankings, programs, u.s. news and world report

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