Feds to examine whether SC institutionalizes people with mental illness ‘unnecessarily’

Feds to examine whether SC institutionalizes people with mental illness ‘unnecessarily’

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) — Officials with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice announced on Wednesday that it has opened an investigation under the American with Disabilities Act into whether the state of South Carolina may affect adults with mental illness. subject to unnecessary institutionalization and the risk of admission to … Read more

MUSC says Omicron is more contagious but less likely to cause severe symptoms

MUSC says Omicron is more contagious but less likely to cause severe symptoms

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) — The Medical University of South Carolina says the Omicron variant of COVID-19 now accounts for 97% of all cases sequenced there. This comes just a month after the first cases of the Omicron variant were discovered in the state. Compared to the Delta variant, Omicron is three times more contagious, but … Read more

MUSC volunteer publishes book commemorating 2,600 hours of baby holding | News

MUSC volunteer publishes book commemorating 2,600 hours of baby holding |  News

Babies in the Medical University of South Carolina neonatal intensive care unit come from all over the state with a variety of conditions. Many of them have one thing in common. They were held by George Pope. Pope is not a nurse or a doctor. The most complex medical instruction he has given is spitting … Read more

Charleston artist donates statue of young girl to Joe Riley Waterfront Park | News

Charleston artist donates statue of young girl to Joe Riley Waterfront Park |  News

A chance encounter on Johns Island nearly 20 years ago inspired a statue to be unveiled soon in Joe Riley Waterfront Park. Artist Mary Whyte met Lily Jones and her grandparents at the Church of Our Savior in 2003 and befriended them. Working mainly with watercolors, Whyte likes to find her subjects in everyday situations. … Read more

1st black woman graduate of MUSC retires after 50 years of medicine | Health

1st black woman graduate of MUSC retires after 50 years of medicine |  Health

Nearly 50 years after making history as the first black woman to graduate from South Carolina Medical University, Dr. Rose Delores Gibbs on yet another journey: Retired. She remembers standing in the middle of the MUSC Horseshoe on graduation day in 1973. As she walked across the stage to graduate, she looked to the left, … Read more