US News Ranking Features Specialized Programs at MUSC Health-Charleston and Beyond | MUSK


MUSC Health University Medical Center in Charleston retains its status as the best hospital in South Carolina in rankings recently released by US News & World Report. The hospital’s otolaryngology and obstetrics and gynecology programs were singled out as high performers in their specialties. Other programs were named high performers, including some at new MUSC Health hospitals across the state.

Best Hospital in South Carolina

From an estimate 108 hospitals in South Carolina, MUSC Health University Medical Center in Charleston extends its hold on the state’s top spot for an eighth consecutive year. US News presents its ranking as a way to help patients find the best medical care.

Patrick J. Cawley, MD, CEO of MUSC Health and MUSC Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, University, congratulated the team. “Overall, this has been a time of incredible challenges and opportunities for all of our care teams, and their commitment to ensuring our patients receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time has not not weakened.


US News & World Report has consistently ranked MUSC Health’s ENT team among the best programs of its kind in the United States. This year is no exception, with the program ranking 15th. The rankings use data sources such as Medicare and opinion polls of specialist physicians.

Robert Labadie, MD, Ph.D., is chair of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. He leads the ENT program. “I am thrilled with our continued top 15 rankings from U.S. News & World Report, which speaks to the department’s strength in all subspecialties of otolaryngology, including our top-ranking research program. ranked 13th in terms of funding from the National Institutes of Health,” said Labadie.

“Such external validation speaks volumes about our local, regional and national reputation and the services we provide to the citizens of South Carolina and beyond to ease the burden of disease and improve overall health.”


MUSC Health’s OB-GYN program earned #16 in the US News & World Report rankings. This means it is considered to provide highly skilled care, a designation that US News says gives patients a clear idea of ​​where to go for surgery or special care that poses technical challenges or risk. greatly increased harm.

Program manager David Soper, MD, called the work a team sport. “Each physician works hard to develop a focused area of ​​expertise which can then be used to not only provide the best care to our patients, but also to educate their colleagues on best practices. This translates into expert care and an optimal patient experience.


US News has named several MUSC Health programs as “high performing” specialties. You can find the full list in this press release. The top performers include programs in three of MUSC Health’s newest locations: Florence, Lancaster and Midlands. All received accolades for their chronic obstructive pulmonary disease programs.

MUSC Health Florence Medical Center also had three other high-performing specialties: heart failure, kidney failure, and stroke. Florence CEO Jay Hinesley called their validation successes a lot of hard work.

“It’s good to be recognized by such a prestigious organization. The rankings prove that we have recruited the best talent to our team and that we have incorporated best practices into our facilities,” said Hinesley.


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