Charleston Area Hospitals

In addition to its historical landmarks, picturesque beaches, and polite people, Charleston is fortunate to be a leader in hospital care and medical treatment. Families appreciate the specialized care, current treatment options, and convenient access to area hospitals and clinics. Proudly, downtown Charleston is home to the newly constructed MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital (opening 2019), a world-class facility fully equipped with sanguine surgeons and nurturing nurses. According to U.S. News and World Report, the hospital nationally ranks in the top 50 for six categories: Cardiology, Nephrology, Urology, Cancer, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, and Diabetes & Endocrinology. The hospital provides a wide range of specialty services, treatment, and care -- both short and long term. Lowcountry parents have peace of mind knowing MUSC Children’s Hospital will never turn a patient away, regardless of the family’s ability to pay or not. Currently, Charleston native and country crooner Darius Rucker and his wife, Beth, serve as advocates and fundraising chairs for the hospital.     

The impeccable reputation of Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) both as a specialty hospital and an academic medical school draws the world’s best doctors and surgeons to the area. As such, many individuals with chronic diseases or illnesses move to the Charleston area so they can receive unparalleled medical treatment at MUSC. The hospital provides an array of services in digestive diseases, neuroscience, heart and vascular, primary care, sports medicine, psychiatry, women’s health, children’s health, and telehealth. The campus also features the Hollings Cancer Center, the Transplant Center, the Musculoskeletal Institute, the Trauma Center, and the Spine Center. MUSC is nationally ranked in 11 specialties, six of which are pediatric. Furthermore, the hospital is ranked the #1 regional hospital in the state of South Carolina.

Founded in 1829, Roper St. Francis Hospital is another trusted healthcare fixture in the Lowcountry. The first established hospital in South Carolina, Roper St. Francis now has a network of four  hospitals, two which are located in downtown Charleston, one located in Mt. Pleasant, one located in West Ashley, and one located in Moncks Corner. In addition to the hospitals, Roper manages 90 other facilities and medical clinics in the Tri-county area. Services include emergent care, obstetrics and gynecology, Bariatrics and weight loss, cancer and oncology, neuroscience, digestive services, heart and vascular, palliative care, sleep disorders, diabetes treatment, imaging, endocrinology, orthopedics, pain management, home care, sports medicine, and many others. Roper is also home to the Ryan White Wellness Center, Kidney Stone Center of Charleston, Hyperbaric and Undersea Medicine Center, and the Clinical Biotechnology Research Institute.

In Mt. Pleasant, the East Cooper Medical Center is a full service hospital that provides emergency and trauma care, labor &and delivery, women’s health care, surgical services, imaging, diabetes treatment, sleep disorders treatment, wound care, nuclear medicine, orthopedic care, imaging and laboratory services, and outpatient rehabilitation. Located between Highway 17 and Mathis Ferry Road near the Ravenel Bridge, East Cooper Regional Medical Center is both convenient and reputable. In fact, the hospital has earned numerous Joint Commission Gold Seals of Approval for Healthcare Quality in several specialty areas, as well as the Tenet Healthcare’s Circle of Excellence Award and a Five Star Patient Satisfaction for ten consecutive years.

Located in North Charleston directly across the street from Charleston Southern University is Trident Health System, a hospital network that services the entire tri-county region. With locations in North Charleston, Moncks Corner, and Summerville, Trident Health System provides emergency care, diagnostic imaging, cancer care, bariatric services, intensive care, reflux treatment, neurological services, pediatric health care, orthopedic services, diabetes care, labor and delivery suites, and behavioral health treatment. The hospital network also operates the Breast Care Center, Primary Stroke Center, Heart Center, and Level II Trauma Center. Additionally, Trident Health System offers a wide array of classes, clubs, and groups, including Barre fitness classes, toning and dance classes, lactation club, grief support group, and pre-surgery courses such as “It’s a Joint Effort” for individuals who plan to undergo knee or hip replacement surgeries.


Links and more information:

• East Cooper Medical Center

• Medical University of South Carolina

• MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital

• Roper St. Francis

• Trident Hospital System

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