The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) recently broke ground for a new children's medical campus in North Charleston.
"Pediatric health care is a top priority of the university, and we are grateful to the city for making this ambulatory center possible by donating the land," MUSC Board of Trustees Chairman Donald Johnson said. "On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we are honored to serve the needs of infants, toddlers and adolescents. This is an important responsibility, one that our physicians, emergency specialists, nurses, and staff are excited to undertake in this area."
The $50 million MUSC Children’s Health Ambulatory Campus will open in 2019 at the corner of Rivers Avenue and Mall Drive. It will have a pediatric outpatient surgical facility and a multi-specialty office space including an urgent-care clinic and imaging facility.
“Years ago, as a young parent, my daughter was admitted to MUSC with spinal meningitis. I witnessed first-hand the need for high quality, accessible health care for children,” North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey said. “Decades later, MUSC remains at the forefront of excellence in patient care and research. We see the donation of land to MUSC for a Children’s Health Ambulatory Campus as an important investment in regional health care, as well as a key node of revitalization along the Rivers Avenue corridor.”