CHARLESTON, SC (February 22, 2022) – At MUSC Health, the safety of patients, families, members of the care team, students, faculty and staff remains the top priority. The MUSC Public Affairs and Media Relations department will be releasing weekly COVID-19 updates on Monday so far. If a public holiday falls on a Monday, the report will be issued on Tuesday.
COVID-19 STORIES TO FOLLOW UP
New study sheds light on how doctors have treated children with severe COVID-19.
Staff and executives from across the MUSC Charleston campus line up to help their short-staffed colleagues.
COVID-19 VACCINATION AND TEST UPDATES
MUSC Health has vaccine agreements for all eligible persons from 5 years and up. Visit muschealth.org/get-vaccine to make an appointment. Society is encouraged to monitor muschealth.org for COVID-19 vaccine availability criteria, updates, and frequently asked questions.
For more information related to public vaccination sites operated by MUSC Health throughout the state, please visit /vaxlocator.dhec.sc.gov/. Residents who need COVID-19 vaccination at home should contact DHEC’s COVID-19 vaccine information line by calling 1-866-365-8110. All calls must be routed through the DHEC COVID-19 vaccine information bar to access this program.
MUSC Health Vaccination Administration Data is available upon request.
For comprehensive information on hospital and mobile locations for COVID-19 testing, visit /muschealth.org/patients-visitors/coronavirus-information/covid-19-testing.
COVID-19 TRACKING AND DATA:
Now that COVID case numbers, in the words of a scientist, are “dive-bombing”, here’s a look at best- and worst-case scenarios for the future.
That MUSC COVID-19 Epidemiology Intelligence Project is a digital dashboard that provides leading indicators related to the COVID-19 epidemic to enable informed decisions.
COVID-19 INPATIENT STATISTICS (MUSC – CHARLESTON):
Previously reported data points, such as the total COVID-19 community screening tests conducted by MUSC Health-Charleston and the number of positive cases determined via these tests, the number of remote health screenings, the total number of samples collected at various mobile sites or vaccinated vs. unvaccinated admission information is available upon request.
- Total number of COVID patients (MUSC Health – Charleston): 112
For specific information about MUSC Health Florence or Marion Medical Centers, please contact Kim Geiger at [email protected].
For information on MUSC Health Chester or Lancaster Medical Centers, please contact Ashley Shannon at [email protected].
For information on MUSC Health Columbia Medical Centers Downtown or Northeast and MUSC Health Fairfield Emergency and Imaging, please contact Karlin Ferguson at [email protected].
For information on MUSC Health Kershaw Medical Center, please contact Karlin Ferguson at [email protected].
Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is home to the oldest medical school in the South and the state’s only integrated academic health science center, with a unique mission to serve the state through education, research and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and nearly 800 residents in six colleges: Dental medicine, graduate studies, health professionals, medicine, nursing and pharmacy. MUSC raised more than $ 328 million in biomedical research funds in fiscal year 2021, and continues to lead the state in obtaining this funding. For information on academic programs, visit musc.edu.
As the clinical healthcare system at the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality and safe patient care while training generations of compassionate, competent healthcare providers to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Nursing team members provide care to patients in 14 hospitals with approx. 2,500 beds and 5 additional hospital sites under development, more than 300 telecommunications health centers and nearly 750 nursing homes located in the Lowcountry, Midlands, Pee Dee and Upstate regions of South Carolina. In 2021, for the seventh year in a row, US News & World Report named MUSC Health the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina. To learn more about clinical patient services, visit muschealth.org.
MUSC and its affiliates have collective annual budgets of $ 4.4 billion. The nearly 25,000 MUSC team members include faculties, physicians, students, specialist providers, world-class subsidiaries, and scientists who deliver cutting-edge education, research, technology solutions, and patient care.