A holiday message for you

Mark Scheurer, M.D., and Andrew Atz, M.D.
December 23, 2021

Dear friend,

We hope your family had a safe and almost “normal” Thanksgiving. COVID-19 paused the celebrations we enjoy throughout the winter holidays for nearly two years, but through vaccines and careful planning, relationships are reinvigorated this year. In the spirit of the season, we would like to share why we are grateful for our relationships.

First, we are grateful for YOU and the connection you feel with our children’s hospital. Your compassion and outpouring of support to our patients and caregivers, MUSC care team members and first responders allow them to continue their efforts with a sense of accomplishment. Every week, a community member or business shares an act of kindness with our care team members, patients and families. This selfless outreach brings smiles to those who most need joy – albeit for different reasons. Whether a patient in the hospital or caring for inpatients, feeling that someone cares can make a difference.

Second, we are thankful for SUPPORT. Hospital systems everywhere feel the impact of high acuity, staffing challenges, supply chain issues and a highly competitive environment for research funding. The support MUSC Children’s Health receives from our communities helps alleviate some of these challenges. Your commitment supports our goal to provide compassionate and innovative health care to patients from the entire Southeast region. And we cannot express enough how thankful we are for your commitment. 

May your season, and reasons, to celebrate be filled with peace and time to reflect on the past year’s successes. Your generosity and compassion have made a difference for patients and families. Thank you.

Have a joyous holiday season and a happy new year. Here’s to 2022!

Mark Scheurer, M.D., and Andrew Atz, M.D.

MUSC Children’s Health