The MUSC Children's Hospital is the most comprehensive pediatric healthcare center in South Carolina. Recently, Child Magazine ranked our emergency department as the ninth best in the country and U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the MUSC Children’s Hospital as one of the top 30 Children’s Hospitals in the country. In order to further our success in providing the best treatments, in 2005 we built the Darby Children's Research Institute. It is the largest and most comprehensive pediatric research facility in the Carolinas and one of only 15 research centers for children in the nation. In just five years of operation, the Institute has had more than 500 new discoveries. This center has significantly bridged the gap between research and patient care, providing our patients with access to the most advanced treatments as soon as they become available, not months or years later.
The proceeds from the Reindeer Run have played a major role in facilitating the development of programs within the Children's Hospital and the Darby Children's Research Institute. These funds have been utilized to support research in the prevention and treatment of childhood diseases and to support the development of treatment programs within the Department of Pediatrics. Moving forward, the funds from the Reindeer Run will go to support the campaign for the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
The campaign for the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital began in July 2014 to raise funds for a new healthcare facility here in Charleston, SC. The new hospital will provide an environment that will support excellence in pediatric patient and family care, as well as teaching and research. The new hospital will be located on the corner of Calhoun and Courtenay Streets downtown Charleston. It will house many of the only departments for children’s healthcare in state of South Carolina, such as the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and the Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. No child, rich or poor, is denied the finest care available, and when the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital is built, they will be in a world-class facility to receive that care.