Our Clinical Affiliates

Clerice Clemmens, M.D. with patient

Affiliate Institutions

MUSC Health Sports Medicine Athletic Affiliations

Benefits of Partnering with MUSC

MUSC provides health care organizations with opportunities to better serve their local communities and keep care in South Carolina, including:

  • Support in the continual enhancement of clinical care programs and services for the community
  • Assurance of continuity of care for patients that require tertiary or quaternary services
  • VIP expedited access to hospitals, clinics, and health care providers throughout MUSC Health
  • Greater leverage for contract negotiations and purchasing agreements (participation in a GPO)
  • Utilization of cobranding when appropriate to leverage the recognition and reputation of MUSC within your community
  • Support for population health initiatives including clinically integrated networks (CIN), ACOs, etc.

We view each collaboration with an affiliate as an opportunity to find the best ways of providing health care services through partnership and innovation. Collaboration with our clinical affiliates includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Integrating clinical programs, i.e., regional service lines, when appropriate, joint physician and clinical support recruiting and novel care delivery and telehealth programs
  • Telehealth: Direct patient clinical connections, i.e., consultations, and tumor board participation; Provider Tele access to CME and other CE offerings
  • Quality metric initiatives
  • Sharing the latest clinical protocols
  • Sharing practice management best practices and resource support
  • Shared IT capabilities