Healthcare Simulation South Carolina was created to expand research in health sciences, foster economic growth, and improve the health status of all South Carolinians through an initial five member institution collaborative effort. The five institutions included Greenville Health System (GHS), Greenville Technical College (GTC), Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), University of South Carolina (USC), and Clemson University (CU). Since its inception, HCSSC has expanded to 14 collaborative partners, including Trident Technical College (TTC), University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB), Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC), Midlands Technical College (MTC), Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC), Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC), Robeson Community College in North Carolina (RCC), Wilkes Community College (WCC) in North Carolina, Wallace Community College - Selma, Alabama and Wallace State Community College - Hanceville, Alabama.
Health Sciences of South Carolina (HSSC) is the first and only truly statewide integration of scientists, clinicians and data systems in the nation. The vision of HSSC is to improve the quality of life, health, and economic wellbeing of the State through a coordinated strategy of advanced health sciences research and education. HSSC member hospital systems represent more than 50% of hospital beds and discharges, over 60% of nursing students, and approximately 90% of general medical education residents in SC, as well as accreditation oversight of continuing medical education activities. This provides an unparalleled ability to impact the healthcare of an entire state with a single integrated research and education program.