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MUSC, Shriners Hospitals form affiliation to support burn center

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The Medical University of South Carolina and Shriners Hospitals for Children are forming an affiliation to elevate pediatric burn care and research at the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. This is a component of the comprehensive South Carolina Burn Center.

As a part of the affiliation, Shriners Children’s announced a $3 million grant to establish the Shriners Children’s Endowed Professorship in Pediatric Burn Care. The funds will be matched by funding from MUSC and support the only pediatric burn care center in the state, which includes a specialized pediatric burn unit. The organizations’ mutual goal is to establish cutting edge research and best-in-class pediatric burn care delivery, a news release said.

“The arrival of Dr. Mittal and the Shriner's collaboration represents an important milestone for the South Carolina Burn Center,” Dr. Steven Kahn, South Carolina Burn Center director and chief of burn surgery, said in the news release. “It will facilitate growth and development and allow us to provide the highest quality, patient and family centered care even beyond the borders of our state. This collaboration represents a novel paradigm in burn care with the potential to become a model for regional delivery of care around the United States.”

Reach Ross Norton at 864-720-1222.

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