With a strong commitment to medical research and access to top healthcare professionals, the Charleston region offers a vital health and wellness community. Several nationally recognized hospital systems serve the region, as well as numerous medical centers considered among the best in the nation, including the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) – with the first medical school established in the southern United States.

Diverse & Growing Concentration of

healthcare talent


Regional workforce




among mid-size U.S. Metros in growth rate of healthcare jobs over the past five years

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Major hospitals and Medical Facilities

East Cooper Medical Center

East Cooper Medical Center

Earned eight Gold Seals of Approval for health care quality from The Joint Commission, more than any other South Carolina hospital.

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

Operates a 750-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized Children's Hospital, Hollings Cancer Center, Level I Trauma Center, and Institute of Psychiatry.

Ralph H. Johnson V.A. Medical Center

Ralph H. Johnson V.A. Medical Center

Conducts prominent research focused on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, affective disorders, and mental health diseases associated with aging such as Alzheimer's disease.



Ranks among the nation’s Top 15 health systems, Roper St. Francis offers more than 800 doctors representing every medical specialty, and provides services in more than 125 locations.

Trident Health System (HCA)

Trident Health System (HCA) Four Area Facilities

Offers a 407-bed HCA hospital system comprised of two acute care hospitals, as well as two free standing emergency departments.

>Naval Health Clinic Charleston

Naval Health Clinic Charleston

Located at Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station, it provides healthcare for service members, including family practice; pediatrics; internal medicine; dermatology; ophthalmology; and physical therapy.

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