Spring 2016 In Short
In December 2015, the Joint Commission (JC) recognized MUSC Health as a comprehensive stroke center (CSC), its top certification.
Trials establish an alternative to blood transfusions for some sickle cell patients.
Spring 2016 Features
The Highest Acknowledgement
MUSC Health nurses take the top prize in nursing excellence with Magnet® recognition.
Revision Hip Replacement
Of the approximately 350,000 hip replacements performed each year in the U.S., about 10% will eventually require revision surgery.
Progressnotes CME Articles
Progressnotes is pleased to offer continuing education opportunities in an effort to meet the educational needs of our audience of health care professionals and to address the health care challenges of South Carolina, particularly its high burden of chronic illness. Each issue of Progressnotes, with the exception of the Year in Review, will offer one CME-eligible article. Read additional CME-eligible articles from past issues here.
This issue's CME article: Self Under Siege: The Diagnosis and Management of Autoimmune Disease
Spring 2016 Welcome
College of Medicine New Dean
On March 1, 2016 MUSC welcomed Raymond N. DuBois, M.D., Ph.D., as the new Dean of the College of Medicine.
Director for Cardiology
The MUSC Department of Medicine welcomed Thomas G. DiSalvo, M.D., MPH, MBA, on November 1, 2015 as the new Director of the Division of Cardiology.
New Communications Chief
On January 4, 2016, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) welcomed Sheila Champlin, M.A., as Chief Communications and Marketing Officer.