MUSC Health University Medical Center in Charleston maintains its status as the best hospital in South Carolina in the rankings just released by US News & World Report. The hospital’s ear, nose and throat and obstetrics and gynecology programs were singled out as high achievers in their specialties. Other programs were named high performers, including several at MUSC Health’s new hospitals across the state.
The best hospital in South Carolina
From an estimated 108 hospitals in South Carolina, MUSC Health University Medical Center in Charleston extends its position as the state’s number one for the eighth consecutive year. US News bills its rankings as a way to help patients find the best medical care.
Patrick J. Cawley, MD, CEO of MUSC Health and MUSC executive vice president for Health Affairs, University, congratulated the team. “Across the board, it has been a time of tremendous challenge and opportunity for all of our care teams, and their commitment to ensuring our patients receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time has not wavered. .”
US News & World Report has consistently ranked MUSC Health’s ear, nose and throat team among the best such programs in the United States. This year is no exception, with the program earning 15th place. The ranking uses data sources such as Medicare and specialty physician opinion surveys.
Robert Labadie, MD, Ph.D., serves as chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. He directs the ENT program. “I am pleased with our continued ranking in the top 15 of US News & World Report, which is a testament to the strength of the department in all subspecialties of otolaryngology, including our research program, which is ranked #13 for in terms of funding from the National Institutes of Health,” Labadie said.
“Such external validation speaks volumes for our local, regional and national reputation, and the services we provide to the citizens of South Carolina and beyond in mitigating the burden of disease and improving overall health.”
MUSC Health’s OB-GYN program earned the no. 16 from US News & World Report. That means it qualifies as providing highly skilled care, a designation that US News says gives patients a clear idea of where to go for surgery or special care that presents technical challenges or a significantly increased risk of harm. .
Program leader David Soper, MD, called the job a team sport. “Each physician works hard to develop a focused area of expertise that can then be used to not only provide the best care to our patients, but also to educate their colleagues about best practice. This translates into expert care and an optimal patient experience.”
US News named multiple MUSC Health programs as “high-performing” specialties. You can find the full list here news release. Top performers include programs at three of MUSC Health’s newest sites: Florence, Lancaster and the Midlands. All were cited for their chronic obstructive pulmonary disease programs.
MUSC Health Florence Medical Center also had three other high-performing specialties: heart failure, kidney failure and stroke. Florence CEO Jay Hinesley called their successes a proof of a great work.
“It’s nice to be recognized by such a prestigious organization. The ranking is proof that we have recruited top talent to our team and established best practices in our facilities,” said Hinesley.