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aerial view of the Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital

MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital & Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion

Thank You

The Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital is going to be transformational for our children, for our community, for our future.
  • Thank You
  • Our New Hospital

The MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion is open. This state-of-the-art building transform how care is delivered to children and women, seamlessly integrating children’s care with obstetrical services. It is located at 10 McClennan Banks Drive, Charleston, SC 29425, near the corner of Calhoun Street and Courtenay Drive.

    Main Entrance Rendering of the Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital 
    Artists's rendering of the main lobby of the Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital / Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion.
  • Advanced Fetal Care Center
  • 250 licensed beds, an increase of nearly 20 percent over the current hospital
  • Largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with over 80 licensed beds and dedicated single patient family rooms
  • The most comprehensive, dedicated pediatric heart center in South Carolina
  • An entire floor dedicated to the care of children with heart problems
  • An entire interventional program for non-cardiac surgical procedures housing six operating rooms, four procedure suites, and an MRI scanner specifically designed for the care of children
  • An entire floor dedicated to the care of children with cancer. This unit is located on the top floor, providing these longer-term patients with soothing views of Charleston and surrounding tidal areas. This floor has three playrooms for teens and younger children
  • 22,000 lb. helicopter-Rooftop helio-pad is engineered to accommodate the Coast Guard’s new Jayhawk helicopter for emergency and disaster situations
  • The Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion manages the simplest to the most complex obstetrical conditions
  • MUSC Women’s Health Labor & Delivery Unit with 36 mother/baby post-partum and mother-baby/ante partum rooms and 7 couplet care rooms where mothers and newborns babies can recover together
  • Two dedicated obstetrical operating rooms. The hospital integrates children’s care and obstetrical services seamlessly, enhancing safety and improving outcomes in high-risk pregnancies
  • A dedicated “stork” elevator transports mothers from the hospital’s entrance directly to the fourth-floor maternity pavilion
  • This new hospital functions from a technological standpoint as a hospital of the future
  • Integrated technology with real-time location system to track patients, supplies and staff. The technology allows the family to view care from outside the facility
  • Families staying for extended periods have access to kitchens, lounges, laundry facilities, showers, and other comforts and conveniences
  • Each patient floor has a conference room where medical teams can consult and collaborate with families in developing their patients’ care plan
  • Each patient floor has light-filled play spaces, respite areas, and shared spaces designed to promote a supportive community of care
  • A centrally located cafeteria, so that families can remain near their children’s rooms during meals
  • Expanded wireless capability ensures that families remain connected to outside sources of health information, as well as doctors and nurses on their children’s caregiver team
  • Understanding that play and play spaces contribute an important aspect of a child’s recovery, multiple play spaces, including an atrium playroom, have been designed with the intention to meet the physical, social and emotional needs of pediatric patients

MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital Timeline

August 2016 | Groundbreaking

October 2017 | Topping Out

August 2019 | Dedication

Fall 2019 | Construction Complete

February 2020 | Open!