Self Regional HealthCare Joins MUSC Health Cardiothoracic Surgery Network to Improve Cardiovascular Surgery | MUSCO

Greenwood, SC (Aug.31, 2022) – Self Regional HealthCare and the Charleston, South Carolina-based MUSC Health Cardiothoracic Surgery Network have signed an affiliation agreement with the goal of optimizing high-quality local care already in act and expand the surgical capabilities program.

Through this affiliation, Self Regional will work in partnership with MUSC Health to advance the clinical staff experience through mentoring of the latest technologies and procedures in cardiovascular surgical care. Additionally, affiliation with MUSC Health will allow Self Regional patients access to a multitude of clinical trials, providing patients in Upstate with a broad range of the most promising cardiovascular treatments currently available in the nation.

“Self Regional is thrilled with this partnership,” said Matt Logan, MD, president and CEO of Self Regional Healthcare. “Working with such a respected organization as MUSC will not only allow our patients better access to treatments, but will also improve the cardiothoracic care we are able to provide here in the community.”

Self Regional is widely recognized for providing high quality cardiovascular care, from complex interventions requiring cardiothoracic surgery, to the diagnosis, treatment and management of heart and vascular disease. Self Regional Cardiac and Vascular Center offers a wide range of advanced cardiac care ranging from prevention and emergency cardiac care, to open heart surgery and rehabilitation. The Heart Failure Clinic at Self Regional was recognized by the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines in 2015, 2016, and 2017 based on the quality and results of the clinic in stroke and heart failure care. The nationally accredited Center for Chest Pain ensures that the team of emergency physicians, cardiologists, intensive care nurses, paramedics and cardiac catheterization labs follow national guidelines to quickly diagnose and provide life-saving treatment for patients in pain of potential life-threatening cardiac events.

“As the only comprehensive academic medical center in the state, we have the unique ability and responsibility to assist other South Carolina care providers as they seek to optimize local cardiac care,” said Marc R. Katz, MD, Professor and Head of the Division of MUSC Health’s Cardiothoracic Surgery. “We want to help our colleagues at Greenwood take things to the next level through collaboration, education and research, as well as assist, 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 in-depth and broad expertise that results in better-than-national-average hospital readmission and complication rates, as well as being the only program in South Carolina to offer heart transplantation, robotic valve surgery, and complex heart surgery. ‘aorta. The Center also includes the state’s only cardiovascular genetics program, which offers personalized care to patients and families with inherited heart and vascular diseases. The program is consistently recognized as “high performance” by US News & World Report in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, and heart failure.

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Information on regional self-care

Self Regional Healthcare is a non-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, neonatal intensive care, orthopedics and genetics. Self Medical Group is its affiliate network of doctors employed by 44 medical practices and more than 200 doctors.

About MUSC

Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is the state’s only comprehensive academic healthcare system, with the unique mission of preserving and optimizing human life in South Carolina through education, research, and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates more than 3,000 students in six colleges – Dentistry, Masters, Healthcare Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy – and trains more than 850 residents and fellows in its healthcare system. MUSC raised more than $ 327.6 million in research funding in fiscal year 2021, leading the state at large in research funding. The MUSC also leads the state in federal and national funding of Health Institutes, with over $ 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 committed to providing the highest quality and safest patient care, educating and training generations of outstanding healthcare providers and leaders to serve the South Carolina population and beyond. Patient care is provided in 14 hospitals with approximately 2,500 beds and five additional hospitals under development; more than 350 telemedicine sites, with connectivity to patients’ homes; and nearly 750 care centers located in all regions of South Carolina. In 2022, for the eighth consecutive year, US News & World Report named MUSC Health the No. 1 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 members of the MUSC team include world-class faculty, doctors, specialty providers, scientists, students, affiliates, and care team members who provide and support revolutionary education, research and patient care.

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