Musc Medical Center

81%

Patients that would definitely recommend
11% higher than the national average


Musc Medical Center is a medical facility located in Charleston, SC. This hospital has been recognized for America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™, Outstanding Patient Experience Award™, and more.

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Top in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, and small intestine surgeries

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in cranial neurosurgery

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, small intestine surgeries, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

Neurosciences Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in stroke care and neurosurgery

Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, and small intestine surgeries

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

6 ratings were worse than expected

7 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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78%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
9% higher than the national average

81%

Would definitely recommend
11% higher than the national average

Musc Medical Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%82%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%83%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%63%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%87%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%56%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%68%66%

Musc Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%63%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%66%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Jun 17 2021

Review for Dr. McNulty

Cheryl W. Jun 15 2021

Review for Dr. Bolster

Liver transplant

Robert Bruno Jun 11 2021

Review for Dr. Chavin

DD Jun 11 2021

Review for Dr. Nobles

Dr Morgan is an incredibly wonderful doctor. He listens, he’s respectful. He’s always helpful. He’s the best family doctor I have ever had!

Ken Baroody Jun 11 2021

Review for Dr. Morgan

Location

Musc Medical Center

171 ASHLEY AVE, Charleston, SC 29425

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