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.
The advancement of pediatric care in the state of South Carolina reached a pivotal moment with the opening of the 625,000 square- foot, 11-story MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital in December on the main campus in downtown Charleston. The children’s hospital and Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion transforms how care is delivered to women and children, seamlessly integrating children’s care with obstetrical services. More than 20 years ago, discussion and plans began to emerge for the future of health care for South Carolina children and families.
The facility is a true collaboration with input from patients, families and caregivers as well as physicians and nurses, community members and leaders and MUSC Children’s Hospital Youth Patient Advisory Council. This life-changing children’s hospital was built and supported by more than 14,000 gifts from nearly 8,000 donors. It was built by more than 4,000 workers primarily from Charleston and South Carolina-based companies. About 48 percent of the work was done by small, women- and minority-owned companies.