January 2024 Leadership Update

Mark Scheurer, M.D., and Andrew Atz, M.D.
February 09, 2024
Dr Mark Scheurer and Dr. Andy Atz

Happy New Year from MUSC Children’s Health. We hope that your holidays brought togetherness and rejuvenation. We want to share a few updates from last year as we head into a new one.

The mission of MUSC Children’s Health is to serve our community holistically. One resource we offer in collaboration with the Lowcountry Foodbank’s Food for Health program is MUSC E.A.T.S. (ensuring access to sustenance). Started by Dr. Stephanie Kwon, a pediatric hospitalist, and other providers in 2021, this program screens for food insecurity and offers families shelf-stable foods to take home.

Between 2022 and 2023, the MUSC E.A.T.S. program expanded service to our families at additional locations. During this time, the program provided sustenance to 1,286 persons totaling 4,212 pounds. That is more than double the amount provided the previous year. The grants required to maintain this vital service reflect the value our community places on supporting each other. We thank you for your support and efforts to help all our citizens thrive.

Additionally, we wanted to share updated numbers (PDF) for the tri-partite areas that define our academic medical center. These graphics display sustained growth in patient volumes, research endeavors and education at MUSC Children’s Health and the MUSC Department of Pediatrics. We will continue to share exciting updates on new faculty members, clinic expansion and research discoveries throughout the year.

Our strength and success are directly attributable to the hard work of our care team members and the support you provide to MUSC Children’s Health. As you know, we couldn’t do this without your commitment.