In 2014, MUSC Health and Capella Healthcare established a clinical affiliation through the creation of the Capella-MUSC Health Network, which is designed to enhance the health and wellness of families and communities in South Carolina.


This initiative combines MUSC Health’s academic expertise and commitment to education, research and patient care with the proven expertise of Capella Healthcare (now RCCH HealthCare*) in running hospitals to create a regionally-based healthcare delivery network.

Our partnership is the result of significant dialogue about how to best respond to health reform while remaining independent organizations attuned to the needs of our local communities. And, it positions both of our organizations for a strong future by establishing a patient-focused partnership that brings together the best of all of our resources.

The Capella-MUSC Health Network enables healthcare providers to work together to implement and monitor clinical protocols and organize processes to achieve high quality care in a more efficient manner than can be achieved independently. Ultimately, this will further our relentless pursuit to transform expertise, learning and discovery into unrivaled care throughout the state.

The first two hospitals to join us are Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville and KershawHealth in Camden. We look forward to the progress we’ll make together as well as to welcoming additional member hospitals in the future.

Our organizations share a commitment to providing the highest quality of care for the individuals and communities we serve, and we are thrilled to collaboratively build a network that will advance healthcare in this region.


Patrick J. Cawley, MD, MBA
Executive Director/CEO, MUSC Health
Vice President for Clinical Operations,
Medical University of South Carolina
Michael A. Wiechart
President and CEO,
RCCH HealthCare Partners

About MUSC Health:


With a 750-bed medical center (MUSC Health) and six colleges, MUSC Health annually records more than one million patient encounters and is consistently ranked as one of the top hospitals in the country for many disease areas including neurosciences, cancer care, rheumatology, digestive disorders, heart and vascular care, transplant, women’s health, pediatric medicine, musculoskeletal disorders, psychiatry, eye care, otolaryngology and respiratory medicine.

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About Capella (now RCCH HealthCare):

Following the merger of Capella Healthcare with RegionalCare Hospital Partners, effective May 1, 2016, we are now RCCH HealthCare Partners. We are committed to providing high-quality, compassionate hospital and healthcare services to non-urban communities all across the country. By developing regionally focused healthcare delivery systems, we are able to ensure that access to care is available to our patients and their families, close to home. We are building a family of full-service community hospitals, each governed by a board that is 100% made up of community leaders and physicians. We provide expertise to the management team and significant access to capital for the entire organization to grow services, quality, outreach and reputation. Our relationships with community hospitals are formed through partnerships that accelerate the hospital’s strategic vision and enhance its regional influence and reputation.

RCCH HealthCare Partners is:

• 16 regional health systems in 12 states
• More than 13,000 employees
• 2,000 affiliated physicians and mid-level providers
• $1.7 billion in revenues

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