Greenwood, S.C. (September 3, 2022) – Self Regional HealthCare and the MUSC Health Cardiothoracic Surgery Network based in Charleston, South Carolina, have signed an affiliation agreement with the goal of optimizing the high-quality local care already in place and expanding the program’s surgical capabilities.
Through this affiliation, Self Regional will work collaboratively with MUSC Health to advance the expertise of clinical staff via mentoring related the latest technologies and procedures in cardiovascular surgical care. In addition, the affiliation with MUSC Health will allow Self Regional’s patients access to a multitude of clinical trials, providing patients in the Upstate with a wide range of the most promising cardiovascular treatments currently available in the nation.
“Self Regional is excited about this partnership,” said Matt Logan, M.D., president and CEO of Self Regional Healthcare. “Working with such a respected organization as MUSC will not only allow our patients enhanced access to treatments but will also improve the cardiothoracic care we’re able to provide here in the community.”
Self Regional is widely recognized for providing high quality cardiovascular care, from complex interventions that require cardiothoracic surgery, to diagnosing, treating and managing heart and vascular disease. Self Regional’s Heart and Vascular Center provides a broad range of advanced heart care ranging from prevention and emergency cardiac care, to open heart surgery and rehabilitation. The Heart Failure Clinic at Self Regional has been recognized by the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines based on the clinic’s quality and outcomes in stroke care and heart failure. Also, it’s nationally accredited Chest Pain Center ensures that the team of emergency physicians, cardiologists, critical care nurses, paramedics and cardiac catheterization lab follow national guidelines to diagnose and quickly provide lifesaving treatment for patients experiencing potential cardiac life-threatening events.
“As the state’s only comprehensive academic medical center, we have a unique ability and responsibility to assist other South Carolina care providers as they seek to optimize local heart care,” said Marc R. Katz, M.D., Professor & Chief of MUSC Health’s Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. “We want to help our colleagues in Greenwood take things to the next level through collaboration, education and research, as well as assisting as needed with clinical care for the benefit of the patients and families they serve.”
The MUSC Health Heart and Vascular Center has the largest combined team of heart and vascular specialists, researchers and educators in the state, offering extensive experience with all levels of heart care. The multidisciplinary team offers a depth and breadth of expertise that translates to better than the national average rates of complications and hospital readmissions, as well as being the only program in South Carolina to offer heart transplantation, robotic valve surgery and complex aorta surgeries. The Center also includes the state’s only cardiovascular genetics program, offering personalized care for patients and families with inherited heart and vascular conditions. The program is consistently recognized as “high-performing” by U.S. News & World Report in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery and heart failure.
About Self Regional HealthCare
Self Regional Healthcare is a not-for-profit, regional referral hospital that provides care to residents of Greenwood, Abbeville, Laurens, Saluda, McCormick, Edgefield and Newberry counties. Services include prevention and wellness, acute care and tertiary care services including cancer care, neurosurgery, heart and vascular surgery, NICU, orthopedics and genetics. Self Medical Group is its employed physician affiliate network of 44 practices and more than 200 physicians.
Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system, with a unique mission to preserve and optimize human life in South Carolina through education, research and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates more than 3,000 students in six colleges – Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy – and trains more than 850 residents and fellows in its health system. MUSC brought in more than $327.6 million in research funds in fiscal year 2021, leading the state overall in research funding. MUSC also leads the state in federal and National Institutes of Health funding, with more than $220 million. For information on academic programs, visit musc.edu.
As the health care system of the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest-quality and safest patient care while educating and training generations of outstanding health care providers and leaders to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Patient care is provided at 14 hospitals with approximately 2,500 beds and five additional hospital locations in development; more than 350 telehealth sites, with connectivity to patients’ homes; and nearly 750 care locations situated in all regions of South Carolina. In 2022, for the eighth consecutive year, U.S. 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 totaling $5.1 billion. The nearly 25,000 MUSC team members include a world-class faculty, physicians, specialty providers, scientists, students, affiliates and care team members who deliver and support groundbreaking education, research and patient care.