Officials for the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) recently approved $2.8 million in funding to go toward the purchase of five acres on which a new health care facility will be built.
The new facility will be erected near West Ashley High School at the intersection of Bees Ferry Road and Glenn McConnell Parkway. MUSC already owns a 5.6-acre tract of land adjacent to the new facility site.
The approval for the purchase was made at a recent meeting of the MUSC board.
The board also green-lighted the submission to the state of changes to the school's grievance policy. Changes discussed included the increase of Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA) grievance panels from three to five individuals; that individuals can self-nominate themselves to be members of the committee; that staff members should be able to bring with them to any grievance policy meetings representatives from human resources or diversity offices or legal representation of their own and paid for at their own cost; and that MUHA employees should be permitted to appeal to the MUSC president.
“I am pleased to see the board’s response to the diversity advisory committee’s recommendations to improve the governance of how grievances are handled, particularly with the hospital workers,” South Carolina Sen. Marlon Kimpson said.
During the board meeting reports were also given on gains made recently by MUSC in the area of patient safety; the upcoming opening of the MUSC Friedman Center for Easting Disorders; about MUSC's sickle cell disease clinic being used as a national model; and fundraising efforts for the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital, which is at 65 percent of a $125 million goal.
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