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Change Attending in Oasis

It is vitally important that we all know who the attending physician is for our inpatients.


If the attending listed in Oasis is incorrect, you can enter an order "change attending physician".


The admit-transfer center will then update all clinical systems within a few hours. Please routinely use this CPOE order to update the attending physician for our inpatients.

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Meet the Medical Director

Alice Boylan, M.D.

Service Line Medical Director, Medical Acute and Critical Care Services  


Alice Boylan MD     


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Epic Updates

Epic Timeline



Aug-Oct - Application module testing

Oct-Jan - Integrated testing 

January - Build master training environment

February - Hire credentialed trainers and finalize curriculum

Mar-Apr - Train SuperUsers

May-June - Train staff



July - Epic Enterprise go-live


Epic Flight Plan Install Process:

We are now in Phase 4 of the five-phased install process.

MEC Meeting Updates

Cancer Program Committee (Dr. Savage)

 *Report of MUSC/Hollings Cancer Center Cancer Program *Cancer Program Committee 2013 By-laws 


Professionalism (Marilyn Schaffner)


PET CT IP Policy

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August 15, 2013

New Key Messages

Dear MUSC Medical Staff,Dr. Cawley 

As a reminder, in the last several months, we have started a monthly physician leader meeting, which includes:

  • Medical Center Medical Directors
  • Medical Center Department Chairpersons
  • GME Program Directors


At each of these meetings, the medical center team and I review the latest performance of the medical center as well as make the physician leadership team aware of upcoming issues of importance to all physicians.


I have asked each of these physician leaders to share the information with you, but in case they have not, the key messages from the July 25, 2013 meeting are here.


The following items were discussed:


  1. South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) Mission 2013
  2. US News & World Report
  3. Medical Center Communication Plan
  4. Medical Center Goal Performance
  5. Flu Vaccine - upcoming changes to policy
  6. New Patient Satisfaction Survey
  7. New Children's Hospital logo
  8. Employee / Physician Survey - preliminary results


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask your physician leader or myself


Thank you for the great care you provide every day!




Patrick J. Cawley, MD
Executive Director/CEO, Medical Center
Vice President for Clinical Operations, University

Our Strategic Intent (A milepost on the way to Vision)

Top 25 among academic medical centers for reputation, quality, service, efficiency and financial performance by 2015


MUSC Health Strategic Plan

Are you trying to do more with less? 


Our IMPROVE methodology can help you find the waste in your processes and then streamline to make your workload more manageable.


Contact Jennifer Hooks at to find out how the Performance Improvement Department can help you.


Click here to read the latest issue of IMPROVE@MUSC, which features success stories and tools used to reduce falls on Main 9 West and improve isolation precautions compliance throughout the hospital.  

Medical Volunteers Needed

SC Mission 2013: Lowcountry is a two-day event that will provide free health care services including medical and eye care to adults in our community who are uninsured or underserved. The event will also connect patients to a medical home.


SC Mission: Lowcountry 

North Charleston Convention CenterSC Mission 2013

Friday, August 23

6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.         


Saturday, August 24

6:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon


Clinical Volunteers

Doctors and nurses in the following specialties are needed to provide care: Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Internal Medicine. PAs, Advanced Practice Nurses, Ultrasound and EKG technicians and other providers are also needed.


General Volunteers

No Medical background is necessary to be a general volunteer. In this role, you will assist event organizers and patients in various areas such as line flow, monitoring and managing waiting areas, check-in and patient registration. We especially need volunteers who can be Spanish Interpreters and American Sign Language Interpreters.


All volunteers will work a 4 to 5 hour shift. All volunteers must register in advance and will be trained before the event. Volunteers must be at least 17 years old.


For more information or to sign up, visit  

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