MUSC Ranked State’s No. 1 Hospital Third Year in a Row
MUSC Health Only Hospital in State to Achieve National Ranking by U.S. News & World Report
MUSC Health was named by U.S. News & World Report for the third year in a row as the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina, and one of the country’s top 50 hospitals in the treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders, gynecology, urology, and cancer. MUSC was also high-performing in gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and rheumatology.
Patrick J. Cawley, M.D., MUSC Health CEO and MUSC Vice President of Health Affairs, said the ranking is a reflection of the team’s commitment to putting patients and families first, advancing innovation in the delivery of care and striving to make our communities healthier in ways that go beyond the hospital setting. “There are lots of ranking systems out there, but this particular designation means more than reputation,” Cawley said. “These rankings reflect strong patient outcomes, excellence in teaching the next generation of care providers, new innovations that improve health and strong health care leadership.”
First of Its Kind
Novel inhibitor shown safe in first-in-kind phase 1 trial at Hollings Cancer Center.
Fall 2017 Features
MUSC Health’s program now offers palliative care services to both adults & children. Adult services are provided through MUSC Hollings Cancer Center.
FDA approves the first-ever genetically modified adoptive cell transfer for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukimia.
A multidisciplinary team of investigators is working at the interface of immunotherapy & genetics to expand treatment options for patients with lung cancer.
MUSC Children's Health is conducting pioneering clinical trials on upfront precision medicine therapy and relapse prevention for neuroblastoma.
Same Gain Less Pain
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery achieves similar outcomes to thoracotomy in stage 1 non-small cell lung cancer with less pain and complications.
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: A Question of Timing: Rethinking treatment sequencing in metastatic prostate cancer
New Chair of Pediatrics
MUSC Appoints New Chair of Pediatrics
New Physicians for Fall 2017