MUSC was ranked as one of the top in nursing care in the U.S. News
Media Group’s 2008 edition of America’s Best Hospitals, published
online at http://www.usnews.com/articles/health/best-hospitals/2009/10/20/which-best-hospitals-have-great-and-not-so-great-nurses.
“As a hospitalist who sees patients at MUSC and as an administrator who
works with MUSC nurses every day, I already knew we have some of the
best nurses in the country, but it is always great to see external
validation,” said Patrick Cawley, M.D., MUSC executive medical director.
Patient satisfaction survey results for the year ending December 2008
showed which hospitals have “great and not so great nurses.” Hospitals
were ranked by the highest percentages of patients who said their
nurses were always courteous, listened carefully, and gave clear
“I am thrilled that our excellent nurses are being recognized,” said
Marilyn Schaffner, Ph.D., R.N., administrator for clinical services and
chief nursing executive. “This is a huge tribute to our gifted nurses
who give of themselves every day providing compassionate patient care
Of patients surveyed, 78 percent said nurses were polite and
communicative. The top 10 percent of hospitals results ranged between
82 percent and 78 percent with the average of all reporting hospitals
at 74 percent.
Friday, Nov. 6, 2009