MUSC Medical Center

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MUSC Health Medical Center
Geography
Location Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Coordinates 32°47′10″N 79°56′52″W / 32.78611°N 79.94778°W / 32.78611; -79.94778Coordinates: 32°47′10″N 79°56′52″W / 32.78611°N 79.94778°W / 32.78611; -79.94778
Organisation
Care system Public
Hospital type General and Teaching
Affiliated university Medical University of South Carolina
Services
Emergency department I
Beds 865 Licensed Beds[1]
History
Founded 1850 as Roper Hospital
1955 as Medical College of South Carolina Hospital
1985 as MUSC Medical Center
Links
Website http://www.muschealth.org

The MUSC Health Medical Center is a health science and academic center based in South Carolina. It has a 700-bed medical center (MUSC Health) and six colleges that train approximately 2600 health care professionals per year.

In 1946 the South Carolina General Assembly passed a $4 million bill to construct a new teaching hospital that was brought under the control of the Medical College of South Carolina. Construction began in 1951 and the Medical College of South Carolina Hospital was completed and dedicated on May 10, 1955 and opened its doors to its first patients on September 26, 1955. It was later renamed Medical University of South Carolina Hospital and has now been officially shortened to simply MUSC Health Medical Center.

Transplant Center ranked as one of the top ten organ transplantation centers in the nation.[citation needed] The MUSC Health Transplant Center is supported by the only HLA Laboratory in South Carolina. MUSC Health Medical Center is a Level I Trauma Center and is the regional referral center for the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-22. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 

References[edit]

http://www.muschealth.org/about-us/index.html About MUSC Health

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