MUSC Health and Capella Healthcare have established a clinical affiliation through the creation of the Capella-MUSC Health Network, which is designed to enhance the health and wellness of families and communities in South Carolina.

This initiative combines MUSC Health’s academic expertise and commitment to education, research and patient care with Capella Healthcare’s proven expertise in running hospitals to create a regionally-based healthcare delivery network. It’s a patient-focused partnership that brings the best of MUSC Health and Capella together.

The Capella-MUSC Health Network enables healthcare providers to work together to implement and monitor clinical protocols and organize processes to achieve high quality care in a more efficient manner than can be achieved independently. The collaboration is the result of significant dialogue on how to best respond to health reform while remaining independent organizations attuned to the needs of local communities.

With its January 2015 affiliation with Capella Healthcare, Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville was the first provider to join the Photo-cprmc-hospital-wide-angleCapella-MUSC Health Network . KershawHealth in Camden became the second later that year.

MUSC Health and Capella Healthcare share a commitment to providing the highest quality of care for the individuals and communities we serve, and are thrilled to collaboratively build a network that will advance healthcare in this region.

Benefits of the collaboration include:

  • Increased access to high-quality, best practice, advanced local care for patients
  • MUSC Health-affiliated specialist and medical resident rotations
  • Collaborative recruitment and placement of services which meet community needs
  • Value-added advanced telehealth services including telestroke, teleneurology, and E-ICU services
  • Specialized training for local clinical staff through jointly developed and shared educational resources
  • Streamlined referral processes for advanced care as needed when care cannot best be delivered locally.


Mike Weichart

“MUSC Health is the premier academic medical center in South Carolina and one of the top performing healthcare providers in the nation. Capella’s collaboration with MUSC Health uniquely positions our affiliated hospitals to better serve their communities.”

-Michael Wiechart, President and Chief Executive Officer of Capella Healthcare



“The Capella MUSC Health alliance takes advantage of both organizations’ strengths,” says “This enables our affiliated facilities to better align their own resources and for all of us to share our expertise. The outcome of our partnership is enhanced and expanded local care as well as seamless access to higher levels of care when appropriate.”

-Dr. Patrick J. Cawley, CEO of MUSC Medical Center

To learn more, please visit our website: Capella-MUSC Health Network