The MUSC Institute of Psychiatry offers patients, caregivers and their professional providers access to the latest evidence-based practices and advances in research. The IOP has been named Hospital of the Year by the National Alliance on Mental Health South Carolina chapter four out of the last five times one was named, and the MUSC Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences/Institute of Psychiatry is one of only 21 Centers of Excellence recognized by the National Network of Depression Centers.
MUSC established an IOP Patient Family Partnership Council that consists of four family members and four consumers, each having first-hand experience with mental illness and/or addiction, who serve on IOP Patient Satisfaction Team, Admission Criteria Task Force and participate in IOP New Employee Orientation. The group facilitated Crisis Intervention Training for MUSC Safety & Security staff and a weekly spiritual support group for IOP inpatients. They were featured in the MUSC Catalyst and the Post & Courier, helping to destigmatize mental illness.
The MUSC Patient Family Partnership Council seeks to enhance the delivery of patient and family-centered care (see below) through a partnership between patients and families, and doctors and staff. Our vision is to achieve a level of care where patient and family involvement is expected and welcomed by all. The Patient Family Partnership Council will encourage two-way communication between patients and families, and doctors and staff, in an environment of trust and respect.
Patients and family members from MUSC are eligible to become members of the Council. Members should be committed to building a partnership to understand the needs of the patients and families they represent and to implement programs and policies to address health care challenges within MUSC. Each council member must submit an application and be interviewed. The Council shall strive to create a membership that reflects the diversity of the MUSC patient population in terms of medical diagnoses, geographic areas and cultural diversity.
For more information or if you would like to become a member, please contact Bryan Counts.
Patient and family-centered care is not just about “being nice” or “patient satisfaction”.
It is an approach to the planning, delivery and evaluation of health care that is grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships among healthcare providers, patients and families. Patient and family centered care is an approach to healthcare that shapes policies, programs, facility design and day-to-day interactions of staff.
Patient and Family Centered Care recognizes that the relationship between patients, families and providers is an essential collaboration. This collaborative approach to care leads to better health outcomes, wiser allocation of resources, and greater patient and family satisfaction
The word "family" refers to two or more persons who are related in any way—biologically, legally, or emotionally. Family is defined by the patient. Family members are encouraged to be involved and are essential to the overall well-being of the patient. Visitors are guests of the patient or family. In some cases, visitors may be relatives.
Individuals serving as patient or family partners should reflect a range of experiences within the hospital and should be representative of the community served. Council members must be able to:
The MUSC Health Institute of Psychiatry is conveniently located in downtown Charleston on the main MUSC campus. Services are also offered at several satellite offices throughout the area.
If you are a medical or educational professional looking to refer a patient to the MUSC Health Institute of Psychiatry, the following information will be of help.
A list of the MUSC Health Institute of Psychiatry administrators.
Found out how you can refer a patient for psychiatric services.
The CNL focuses on blood and urine testing that has direct interest to Psychiatric and Addiction Specialists and meets all regulatory standards, including CLIA. We are licensed to serve the states of New York, Florida, and California.
The outstanding work of the Institute of Psychiatry and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has been recognized for its unusually strong combination of research, education, and clinical care.
The MUSC Health Employee Assistance Program is a work site-based program designed to assist organizations in addressing productivity issues, as well as assisting employees in identifying and resolving personal and occupational concerns that may affect job performance.
A description of the resources available to school personnel throughout the Lowcountry.
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina currently ranks seventh in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among Departments of Psychiatry, and is home to a number of nationally recognized clinicians, researchers and programs.
Basic science. Clinical trials. Translational research. SCTR funding.
Medical students. Residencies and fellowships. Clinical psychology. Continuing education.