CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) today announced that S.C.-based infusion service provider Palmetto Infusion will be included in its preferred provider network to increase access to quality care for home infusion patients and their families across South Carolina.
Beginning the week of May 16, MUSC will be utilizing Palmetto Infusion’s services, for patients in need of home and/or ambulatory infusion therapies, to provide individuals living with acute and chronic illnesses a convenient, more affordable way to receive treatment. This affiliation exemplifies both organizations’ shared commitment to providing the best care where patients live, work and play.
“We are delighted to work more closely with Palmetto Infusion, which is an organization dedicated to delivering the highest quality standards as well as phenomenal service to patients and families. This affiliation will ensure our patients have the tight continuity that is needed as part of their care,” said Patrick Cawley, M.D., MUSC Health CEO and vice president for Health Affairs, University.
“We’re honored to partner with MUSC and look forward to being an extension of the excellent patient care that MUSC Health is known for. The Palmetto home infusion team is excited to be a convenient resource for both patients and providers as part of a comprehensive care network with MUSC,” said Palmetto Infusion CEO David Goodall.
Over the course of Palmetto Infusion’s 20-plus years in business, the company has established a reputation for providing excellent care and service to infusion patients, consistently receiving 99% patient satisfaction scores.
Palmetto Infusion’s team of nurses, clinical nurse liaisons, case managers, intake coordinators, pharmacists and delivery drivers provide comprehensive service and care for thousands of patients throughout the Southeast.
Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system, with a unique mission to preserve and optimize human life in South Carolina through education, research and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates more than 3,000 students in six colleges – Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy – and trains more than 850 residents and fellows in its health system. MUSC brought in more than $327.6 million in research funds in fiscal year 2021, leading the
state overall in research funding. MUSC also leads the state in federal and National Institutes of Health funding, with more than $220 million. For information on academic programs, visit musc.edu.
As the health care system of the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest-quality and safest patient care while educating and training generations of outstanding healthcare providers and leaders to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Patient care is provided at 14 hospitals with approximately 2,500 beds and five additional hospital locations in development; more than 350 telehealth sites, with connectivity to patients’ homes; and nearly 750 care locations situated in all regions of South Carolina. In 2021, for the seventh consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina. To learn more about clinical patient services, visit muschealth.org.
MUSC and its affiliates have collective annual budgets totaling $4.4 billion. The nearly 25,000 MUSC team members include a world-class faculty, physicians, specialty providers, scientists, students, affiliates and care team members who deliver and support groundbreaking education, research and patient care.
About Palmetto Infusion
Founded in 1999, Palmetto Infusion provides comprehensive home and ambulatory services to both acute and chronically ill patients. Our compassionate team of experts delivers a cost-effective and seamless care experience that surpasses all others. With 30 locations across the southeast and more than 400 employees, we are committed to providing patients living with chronic and acute illnesses a safe, convenient, and more affordable way to receive treatments that improve their quality of life.