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Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital & Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion

Rendering of the exterior of the Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital


The MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019. This state-of-the-art building will transform how care is delivered to children and women, seamlessly integrating children’s care with obstetrical services.  

A Free-Standing Children’s Hospital

Main Entrance Rendering of the Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital
Artist's rendering of the main lobby of the Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital / Pearl Tourville Woman's Pavillion.
  • The Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion will manage the simplest to the most complex obstetrical conditions
  • Advanced Fetal Care Center
  • 250 licensed beds, an increase of nearly 20 percent over the current hospital
  • Labor & Delivery Unit with 29 mother/baby post-partum rooms, 5 antepartum rooms, 7 couplet care rooms, where mothers and newborns babies can recover together.
  • Largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with 62 private rooms
  • A dedicated “stork” elevator will transport mothers from the hospital’s entrance directly to the fourth-floor maternity pavilion
  • 22,000 lb. helicopter-Rooftop helio-pad is engineered to accommodate the Coast Guard’s new Jayhawk helicopter for emergency and disaster situations 

Empowering families as partners in care

  • Families staying for extended periods will have access to kitchens, lounges, laundry facilities, showers and other comforts and conveniences.
  • Each patient floor will have a conference room where medical teams can consult and collaborate with families in developing their patients’ care plan.
  • Each patient floor will have light-filled play spaces, respite areas, and shared spaces designed to promote a supportive community of care.
  • A centrally located cafeteria, so that families can remain near their children’s rooms during meals.
  • Expanded wireless capability will ensure that families remain connected to outside sources of health information, as well as doctors and nurses on their children’s caregiver team.
  • Understanding that play and play spaces contribute an important aspect of a child’s recovery, multiple play spaces, including an atrium playroom, have been designed with the intention to meet the physical, social and emotional needs of pediatric patients.

Seamlessly integrating children’s care with obstetrical services

  • Two dedicated obstetrical operating rooms. The hospital will integrate children’s care and obstetrical services seamlessly, enhancing safety and improving outcomes in high-risk pregnancies.
  • The state’s largest neonatal intensive care unit
  • The most comprehensive, dedicated pediatric heart center in South Carolina.
  • An entire floor will be dedicated to the care of children with heart problems.
  • An entire interventional program for non-cardiac surgical procedures. It will house six operating rooms, four procedure suites and an MRI scanner specifically designed for the care of children.
  • An entire floor dedicated to the care of children with cancer. This unit will be located on the top floor, providing these longer-term patients with soothing views of Charleston and surrounding tidal areas. This floor will have three playrooms for teens and younger children. 

State-of-the-art technology

  • This new hospital will function from a technological standpoint as a hospital of the future
  • Integrated technology with real-time location system to track patients, supplies and staff. The technology will allow the family to view care from outside the facility