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Artists rendering of the view of the Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital from the Ashley River

The Future of Children's Health is Here

The Future

The  MUSC Children’s Health is South Carolina’s most comprehensive system of preventive and clinical care devoted exclusively to the well being of children. Our integrated health care system consists of a nationally ranked 186-bed pediatric hospital and expertise in the most advanced care possible in more than 25 specialty areas.

Today, MUSC Children’s Health has

  • 186 bed pediatric hospital within a large academic health system
  • 66 of those beds are NICU beds
  • Access to 230 physicians in more than 25 pediatric specialties
  • Service to 46 counties within the state of South Carolina
  • Multiple Pediatric outpatient locations throughout the state
  • Level I Trauma Pediatric Trauma Center
  • The only National Center for Telehealth Excellence in the state

Children’s Health Quick Facts


  • Children’s hospital
  • Pediatric Emergency Department
  • After Hours locations
  • Coming soon; Ambulatory Campus in North Charleston


  • More convenient to home
  • Increased access through the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance in schools and outpatient locations
  • Expanded specialty services in multiple locations throughout the state


  • Charles P. Darby Children’s Research Institute (CRI) is the largest pediatric research facility in the Carolinas and one of only 15 in the country.
  • This facility supports 14 research programs led by investigators representing multiple departments and disciplines.