Transformation & Growth
The Year in Review
From the Upstate to the Lowcountry and beyond, our mission created a local, regional, national, and global impact in 2019.
Florence/Marion and Lancaster/Chester are proud to be a part of the entire MUSC Health system.
“Our newly expanded MUSC Health system marks a major milestone in our goal to create South Carolina’s preferred inte-grated health system. It enables us to fulfill our mission to preserve and optimize human life in South Carolina and beyond through education, research and patient care, said Dr. Pat Cawley, CEO of MUSC Health and Vice President of Health Affairs for the University said.
MUSC Health is committed to compassionate patient and family-centered care. “Patients and families are our partners,” he said. “We honor and respect their roles as caregivers and care receivers.” The opportunity to enhance local services, improve coordination and access to specialty and sub-specialty care has not been locally available. MUSC Health aims to advance health innovations in these communities, as part of its mission and vision. “Florence Division’s transition to MUSC Health continues to be steadfast and our care team members, patients and commu-nities we serve are experiencing the benefits. By establishing a transplant clinic for lung, kidney and liver to telehealth Palliative care, we can provide access to superior care close to home,” says Vance Reynolds, CEO, MUSC Health Florence Division.
Page Vaughan, CEO of the MUSC Health Lancaster system is energized by the commitment and investment that MUSC Health brings to his area of the state.
“The commitment to transparency and operating in the best interest of the communities we serve is evident in the investment of our current health care facilities”, said Vaughan. In addition to the CON (certificate of need) to upgrade Lancaster’s current catherization lab, there is also a CON request to build a new hospital in the Indian Land portion of Lancaster county. This shows the commitment to quality healthcare delivery throughout the state with a continuous focus on technological advancements for exceptional care and a commitment to recruiting quality providers in our area.”
MUSC’s mission is evident in their certificate of need pursuit to expand services. Lancaster will relocate 100 inpatient beds to a new community hospital to be constructed in the northern area of Lancaster County. Renovations and upgrades will be made to the existing catheterization lab with the addition of emergency PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention). Florence is planning to establish a free-standing emergency department to relieve patient over-load at the existing emergency department at Florence Medical Center.
Lancaster and Florence Division care team members, patients and communities take pride in knowing a nationally recognized medical organization is investing in the enrichment of our communities and quality life.
As the system and communities grow, together, we’re changing what’s possible. Together, we are unstoppable.