Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston) | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston). The Medical University of South Carolina opened in 1824 as a small private college for the training of physicians. The school has since grown into a state university with a medical center and six colleges for the education of healthcare professionals, biomedical scientists and other health personnel. With an overall population of about 13,000 clinicians, faculty, staff and students, its campus is located on more than 80 acres in Charleston. MUSC Health trains 2,600 healthcare professionals each year.
The 700-bed Magnet-recognized medical center was ranked nationally in one adult specialty and one pediatric specialty and was recognized as the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina by U.S. News & World Report in 2015-16. In Charleston City Paper's 2016 "Best of Charleston" list, assembled by popular vote, MUSC and MUSC Health were voted Best Hospital, Best Place to Work, Best Health Club and Best Weight Loss Center.
In addition to its training and patient care prowess, MUSC Health is also a leading research facility. In fiscal year 2013, the medical center received $232 million in total external funding, and $93.5 million in National Institutes of Health funds. One research focus is depression, as the MUSC Health Depression Research and Treatment Center is a member of the National Network of Depression Centers, studying and treating depression and related neuropsychiatric disorders.
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