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Core Clinical Partners to Manage Quality-Driven Hospitalist Programs at MUSC Health’s Lancaster and Chester Divisions


Boykin Robinson, MD, MBA
Chief Executive Officer


Lancaster, SC (May 7, 2020) – Core Clinical Partners (Core) is thrilled to provide hospital-based physician services to MUSC Health’s Lancaster and Chester locations as of Friday, May 1st. The partnership leverages Core’s and MUSC Health’s aligned values and shared strategic goal to provide high quality health care in South Carolina.

“Core Clinical Partners is excited to partner with MUSC Health – Lancaster Medical Center and MUSC Health – Chester Medical Center as we expand our company footprint into South Carolina,” said Core Chief Executive Officer, Boykin Robinson, MD, MBA.

Core retained 100% of the physicians at both facilities and will add two additional physicians, furthering their commitment to maintaining a hospitalist team of full-time, board-certified, locally based physicians.

“Our partnership with MUSC Health is based on a shared commitment to provide exceptional quality care for each of our patients in a value driven manner,” said Dr. Robinson.

“We appreciate that Core’s founders are industry veterans who want to be more than a vendor to the hospitals they serve,” said the MUSC Health Lancaster Division Chief Medical Officer Edward McCutcheon, MD, MHA. “Their model prioritizes transparency and aligns incentives across all stakeholders, which drives our mission to provide the highest quality healthcare in South Carolina.”

Core looks forward to serving the Lancaster and Chester communities, addressing COVID-19 with the locally rooted teams at each location, and to creating a culture of continuous improvement across both programs.

About MUSC – Lancaster Division

The MUSC Health Lancaster System consists of MUSC Health – Lancaster Medical Center, MUSC Health – Chester Medical Center and the employed practices of each hospital. Both hospitals and entities are a part of the MUSC family.

Acquired March 1, 2019, the MUSC Health System is dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care available while training generations of competent, compassionate health care providers to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. The entire system is comprised of some 1,600 beds, more than 100 outreach sites, the MUSC College of Medicine, the physicians’ practice plan, and nearly 275 telehealth locations, MUSC Health system consists of eight hospitals situated in Charleston, Chester, Florence, Lancaster and Marion counties. In 2019, for the fifth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina. To learn more about clinical patient services, visit

MUSC and its affiliates have collective annual budgets of $3.2 billion. The more than 17,000 MUSC team members include world-class faculty, physicians, specialty providers and scientists who deliver groundbreaking education, research, technology and patient care.

About Core

Core Clinical Partners is a hospital-based physician services company founded on the principles of partnership, transparency, and alignment. In a market where outsourced groups have become vendors to their hospitals and staffing agencies to their physicians and APPs, Core does things differently by providing unique partnership models for both health systems and physicians that ties their own compensation to quality metrics. Core’s wide network of physician leaders guide hospitals and health systems on their journey toward top tier metrics and outstanding patient experience. During 2020, Core will oversee 27 emergency medicine and hospital medicine programs across the country. Learn more at: