Health

Roper St. Francis expanding to serve more Berkeley County residents

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Construction will begin soon on 60,000 square feet of new Roper St. Francis medical offices and outpatient facilities in rapidly growing Berkeley County.

Courtesy: Roper St. Francis Hospital
Courtesy: Roper St. Francis Hospital

Roper St. Francis, the Lowcountry’s largest adult healthcare provider, has more than 90 acres near the intersection of Highways 176 and 17A. The healthcare system plans to begin building a comprehensive medical site that will feature diagnostic imaging, urgent care and oncology services. These services will complement the healthcare system’s fourth flagship hospital that also is planned for the Carnes Crossroads area.

The preparing of construction documents will begin immediately and the medical offices and outpatient facilities should be completed by the end of 2015. The addition of this medical site adds to the system’s extensive geographical presence throughout the tri-county area.

“Roper St. Francis intends on meeting the healthcare needs of our neighbors,” said Roper St. Francis President and CEO David Dunlap. “We’ve seen an influx of new residents and construction in Berkeley County, and it’s time for us to move forward in fulfilling the healthcare needs of the entire county. We are excited about growing in an area that so many people choose to call home.”

Berkeley recently ranked 35th in population growth out of all U.S. counties, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates on population gains from April 2010 through July 2012.

“This healthcare complex is at the epicenter of current growth and will be an incredible catalyst for future development,” said Matt Sloan, president of the Daniel Island Company that is developing Carnes Crossroads, 2,300 acres of future mixed-use development between Goose Creek and Summerville.

Roper St. Francis has three flagship hospitals strategically located in key growth areas across the region: Roper Hospital on the Charleston peninsula, Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in the West Ashley region and Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital in Mount Pleasant. Roper St. Francis also has Roper Hospital – Berkeley, referred to as a hospital without beds. Roper Hospital – Berkeley, located in Moncks Corner, has full service imaging, diagnostics, ambulatory surgery, 24/7 ER, medical offices and serves the northeastern portion of Berkeley County.

Roper St. Francis has a number of physician practices in Berkeley County, and a new family medicine office, Cane Bay Primary Care, will open June 1 across from Cane Bay High School.

Roper St. Francis is one of the region’s largest private employers with more than 5,200 employees. The healthcare system has a robust, active medical staff of more than 800 doctors representing every medical specialty and provides services in more than 100 locations in 7 counties.

In total, Roper St. Francis provides: five full-service Emergency Departments; three helipads, including the region’s only hospital-rooftop helipad at the Roper campus; and the regionally renowned inpatient Roper Rehabilitation Hospital. Each of the system’s three hospitals includes adjacent medical office buildings, and the Bon Secours St. Francis campus boasts a freestanding comprehensive Cancer Center.

Roper St. Francis is the Lowcountry’s only private, not-for-profit healthcare provider. The 657-bed system comprises more than 90 facilities and services in seven counties. Learn more at www.rsfh.com.

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