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MUSC Health Affiliate Network

To honor MUSC Health’s mission of preserving and optimizing human life in South Carolina and beyond through education, research and patient care, the vision for the MUSC Health Affiliate Network states:

We extend MUSC Health’s mission through the establishment of meaningful relationships locally, regionally and globally.

MUSC Health, the clinical enterprise of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), is dedicated to the pursuit of changing what’s possible in health care. Nationally recognized for its innovation, patient, and family-centered care, and quality outcomes, this integrated health care system is accessible at the downtown Charleston campus, the Regional Health Network and more than 100 outreach locations, clinical affiliations with numerous health care partners, and a robust Telehealth Network. MUSC Health sees more than one million patient encounters annually, and its specialized care teams consistently rank among the best in the country. MUSC Health delivers transformational care shaped by world-class clinicians, health scientists, and educators who provide leading-edge care, while developing the next generation of innovative health care leaders.

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Key Tenets of the Affiliate Network

  • Health care is best provided locally. To ensure this is possible, we will work with Affiliates to capitalize on their strengths and grow their clinical capabilities.
  • For care that cannot be provided locally, we commit to timely patient access and timely, personal communication with referring physicians, supported by technology where appropriate.
  • Physician-to-physician relationships are essential to any affiliate relationship. They will be prioritized through regular communication and collaboration.
  • Affiliate relationships will be coordinated by a dedicated relationship manager. Integrated Centers of Clinical Excellence (ICCE) Chiefs (MUSC’s physician service line leaders) will be accountable for the delivery of all clinical services.
  • Affiliation agreements will contain clearly defined benefits and requirements to ensure that alignment and accountability are equally owned by both parties.