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Awards & Recognitions

Roper St. Francis has been a leader in providing innovative and quality health care since its founding, upholding its commitment to being the most trusted provider of health care services in the area for the benefit of our patients, physicians and employees.

Roper St. Francis facilities, programs and services have received numerous local, regional and national honors, accreditations and awards. 

 

 Awards and Recognitions

 

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital and Roper Hospital receive AHA award – May 2017
Both Roper Hospital and Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital have been awarded the Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Award with Target Stroke Honor Roll on behalf of the American Heart Association. 
This marks the first time both hospitals received a Gold Plus Award. These achievements bring national recognition to hospitals for improving patient care and outcomes for stroke patients.

RSF Mount Pleasant Hospital named ‘Best Hospital’ in Mount Pleasant – May 2017
The readers of Mount Pleasant Magazine named Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital ‘Best Hospital’ in Mount Pleasant for a third year in a row.

RSF wins “Best Place to Give Birth” in Charleston City Paper contest – April 2017
Charleston residents voted Roper St. Francis the “Best Place to Give Birth” for the sixth consecutive year in the Charleston City Paper’s annual Best Of Charleston Readers’ Picks contest.
Nearly 1 million votes were cast in this year’s contest, and more than 25,000 people voted.

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, RSF Mount Pleasant Hospital earn ‘A’ ratings from Leapfrog Group – April 2017
Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital and Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital both earned an ‘A’ rating while Roper Hospital earned a ‘B’ rating, according to new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign letter grades to hospitals nationwide. 

RSF hospitals honored with Outstanding Patient Experience Award – April 2017
Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, Roper Hospital and Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital have been honored with the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award for provide an overall outstanding patient experience as reported by patients. These hospitals are in the top 15 percent in the nation for overall patient experience and are delivering a positive experience for patients during their hospital stay.

BSSF, MPH recognized with Patient Safety Excellence Award – April 2017
Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital and RSF Mount Pleasant Hospital both have been recognized with the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for their excellent performance in safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications during their hospital stay. These hospitals are in the top 10 percent in the nation for patient safety.

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital recognized as one of 100 Great Hospitals in America – April 2017
Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital has been honored for the second consecutive year as one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America by Becker’s Hospital Review. The list was compiled by analyzing several rankings, including U.S. News and World Report, CMS star ratings, Leapfrog grades, Truven Health Analytics top hospitals, Most Wired hospitals and Magnet accreditation.

Bon Secours St. Francis, Roper hospitals named among Truven Top 100 Hospitals – March 2017
Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital and Roper Hospital both were named to the Truven Top 100 based on their overall performance. This is the fourth time Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital has made the list, and it’s the third time for Roper Hospital. Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital was recognized in the medium community hospital category, and Roper Hospital was honored in the large hospital category. 

RSF receives Gold Apple for implementing a healthy food environment – February 2017
Roper St. Francis has been recognized by the South Carolina Hospital Association’s Working Well initiative and Prevention Partners for achieving the Gold Apple award.
The Gold Apple is awarded for providing and promoting healthy, affordable and delicious food and beverage options for employees. The award represents the highest standard of nutrition excellence at the workplace.

Roper Rehabilitation Hospital earns CARF accreditation for outpatient programs, recertification of inpatient programs – January 2017
Two of Roper Rehabilitation Hospital’s programs earned the world’s highest certifications for rehabilitation facilities, bringing its total number of certifications to six. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities awarded Roper Rehabilitation Hospital accreditation in outpatient brain injury specialty and spinal cord system of care services. Roper Rehab Hospital also was re-accredited for its inpatient brain injury specialty program, spinal cord system of care, stroke specialty program and comprehensive inpatient hospital program.

Becker’s Hospital Review again recognizes BSSF as top 100 for neurosurgery, spine – January 2017
Becker’s Hospital Review has honored Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital among its top 100 hospitals and healthcare systems with great neurosurgery and spine programs for the second consecutive year.

BSSF, Roper Hospital recognized again among America’s Best Hospitals – December 2016
Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital and Roper Hospital have been recognized again among the America’s Best 100 Hospitals by Healthgrades. Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital was named a 100 Best Hospital for critical care, gastrointestinal care, spine surgery and pulmonary care excellence. Roper Hospital was named a 100 Best Hospital for gastrointestinal care, general surgery, joint replacement, stroke car and also received an orthopedic excellence award and a pulmonary care excellence award.

Healthcare IT News names RSF TI Department Top 5 in the U.S. – November 2016
The Roper St. Francis IT Department has been named among the Top 5 for large hospitals nationally for the third consecutive year.

RSF receives Gold Apple for implementing a healthy food environment – October 2016
Roper St. Francis has been recognized by the South Carolina Hospital Association’s Working Well initiative and Prevention Partners for achieving the Gold Apple award. The Gold Apple is awarded for providing and promoting healthy, affordable and delicious food and beverage options for employees. It represents the highest standard of nutrition excellence at the workplace.

Roper St. Francis wins seven Charleston’s Choice awards – September 2016
Roper St. Francis took home seven awards in the Post and Courier’s inaugural Charleston’s Choice awards, which is a reader’s choice competition. RSF winners include: RSF Express Care for walk-in/urgent care, RSF Home Care for home health care, RSF OB/GYN Partners for OB/GYN, Dr. David Rodwell for plastic surgeon, Dr. Valerie Scott for family doctor, Dr. Kerry Solomon for laser eye surgery, Dr. Thomas Wooten for pain specialist.

Bon Secours St. Francis, Roper tie for second in SC in US News & World Report ranking – August 2016
Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital and Roper Hospital are considered the No. 2 hospitals in South Carolina, according to U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of the Best Hospitals nationally.

Roper, BSSF earn highest possible score on new federal rating – July 2017
Roper Hospital and Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital earned five out of five stars for overall hospital performance on the new ratings by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Only 102 hospitals nationwide earned such high scores that were based on 64 quality measures, including patient death and readmission rates. RSF Mount Pleasant Hospital earned four stars.

RSF accepts President’s Award for contributions to healthcare – July 2017
Roper St. Francis has earned the 2016 Excellence in Healthcare President’s Award from Professional Research Consultants, Inc. for its extraordinary contribution to healthcare.

Roper St. Francis Hyberbaric Oxygen Program receives accreditation with distinction – May 2017
The Roper St. Francis Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy Program has been re-accredited with distinction by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society for meeting the highest standards of care and patient safety. Roper St. Francis’ program is the longest-running hyperbaric program in the Lowcountry and the only Lowcountry program to be accredited with distinction.

Roper Hospital, Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital earn top honors in SC
Roper Hospital and Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital earned 2016 Quality Recognition in new ratings released by Comparion CareChex. Roper Hospital ranked No. 1 in South Carolina in overall surgical care and overall hospital care.
Bon Secours St. Francis ranked No. 1 in South Carolina in spinal surgery. It ranked No. 6 for overall surgical care and No. 5 for overall hospital care. RSF Mount Pleasant Hospital also scored above the 90 percentile for gastrointestinal care.

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital recognized as one of 100 Great Hospitals in America – May 2016

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital has been honored as one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America by Becker’s Hospital Review. The list was compiled based on rankings and awards from numerous sources, such as U.S. News & World Report, Healthgrades and Truven Health Analytics.

Roper St. Francis named Top 15 Health System by Truven Health Analytics
Roper St. Francis has been named a Top 15 Health System for the fourth consecutive year by Truven Health Analytics. The ratings evaluated publicly available government data on nine performance measures, including death rates, complications, 30-day readmissions and lengths of stay. The 2016 study analyzed 338 health systems and 2,912 hospitals that are members of health systems. Roper St. Francis is one of just nine hospitals or healthcare systems nationwide to have earned this honor for four years or longer.

BSSF and Roper clean up in Comparion CareChex quality awards – March 2016

Bon Secours St. Francis and Roper hospitals cleaned up in another round of quality awards. Both hospitals received the “highest” quality marks possible in seven categories in the 2015 Comparion’s CareChex Hospital Quality Ratings. In most of the categories, Roper and/or BSSF outscored the Medical University of South Carolina, East Cooper Medical Center and Trident Medical Center. BSSF scored the highest rating in the following CareChex categories: Overall Hospital Care, Medical Excellence, Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage and Major Bowel Procedures. Roper scored the highest rating in the following CareChex categories: Overall Hospital Care, Overall Medical Care, Overall Surgical Care, Cancer Care, Cardiac Care, Gall Bladder Removal, Gastrointestinal Care, General Surgery, Hip Fracture Repair, Joint Replacement and Major Bowel Procedures.

RSF hospitals earn “A”s in Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score – March 2016
Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, Roper Hospital and RSF Mount Pleasant Hospital earned “A”s on the spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score from Leapfrog. RSF’s three hospitals were among 17 in South Carolina to do so, and the grades reflect the healthcare system’s commitment to patient safety, according to Leapfrog.

All three Roper St. Francis hospitals named Top 100 by Truven Health – March 2016
All three of Roper St. Francis’ flagship hospitals were named among the Top 100 Hospitals in the country for their overall performance, according to ratings released by Truven Health Analytics on Monday.
Roper St. Francis’ three hospitals were the only ones in South Carolina to earn spots on the coveted list this year. This marks the first time all three hospitals have made the Top 100 in the same year.
Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital was honored in the small hospital category, Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital was recognized in the medium community hospital category, and Roper Hospital was honored in the large hospital category.

Roper, Bon Secours St. Francis Rank #1 in Comarion CareChex – February 2016

Roper Hospital and Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital each ranked No. 1 in South Carolina in different categories in a new Comparion CareChex Quality Rating system report. Roper Hospital ranked No. 1 in overall surgical care and overall hospital care. Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital ranked No. 1 in spinal surgery. Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital was sixth in overall surgical care and fifth in overall hospital care.

‘Best Of’ Berkeley County – February 2016
Roper St. Francis won “Best Hospital” in the Berkeley Independent’s annual Best of Berkeley County. Dr. Todd Vasko of Plantation Pediatrics took home first place in the pediatrician category. Dr. Amy Forren, a family medicine physician at Cane Bay Primary Care, won first place in the family physician category.

Roper Hospital named a Distinguished Hospital by Healthgrades – January 2016
Roper Hospital has been honored among the Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence. The award from Healthgrades recognizes hospitals in the top 5 percent in the nation with the lowest risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates across at least 21 of 32 common conditions and procedures.

Mount Pleasant Magazine ‘Best of’– January 2016
Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Magazine named “Best Hospital” in Mount Pleasant.

Modern Healthcare ranks RSF #4 of best large hospitals with low readmission rates – December 2015

RSF “established the Care Transitions Program, which helps elderly patients recognize symptoms of health decline and assists them in managing their medications,” reported Modern Healthcare, a 70,037-circulation business publication targeting executives in the healthcare industry.

Becker’s Hospital Review – BSSF top 100 for neurosurgery, spine – December 2015

Becker’s Hospital Review has honored Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital among its top 100 hospitals and healthcare systems with great neurosurgery and spine programs.” Becker’s created this list by evaluating other national rankings and awards, such as U.S. News & World Report national and regional rankings for neurology and neurosurgery, CareChex rankings for neurological care, neurosurgery and spine surgery, BlueDistinction Center for Spine Surgery designation, Healthgrades awards for spine surgery, neurosurgery and stroke care and Magnet designation for nursing excellence.

Charleston Regional Business Journal Healthcare Heroes – December 2015 

JoAnn Knight, RSF MPH – Healthcare professional
Liz Slade, Roper – healthcare professional
Arlene Watrobski, Roper Hospital – nurse
Dr. George Geils, Jr. – physician catergory
Cid – service/animal therapy animal
Patrick Boehrig, RSF – Trident Construction Health Care Engineer 
Jonathan Rhodes, BSSF – Trident Construction Health Care Engineer
Jane Classen, BSSF – volunteer
Eileen Wilson, RSF cancer center – volunteer

The Joint Commission – Top Performer of Key Quality Measures – November 2015

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital and Roper Hospital were recognized by The Joint Commission as a top performer on key quality measures for 2015.  Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital was commended specifically for its work in the following areas: pneumonia, surgical care, immunization and perinatal care. Roper Hospital was commended specifically for its work in the following areas: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, VTE and immunization.

eHealthcare Leadership Awards - RSFH.com recognized – November 2015
RSFH.com was given the Silver Award in the Best Site Design category and the Award of Distinction in the Best Overall Internet Site category during the Healthcare Internet Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Leapfrog Group – November 2015 
Roper Hospital earned an ‘A’, an improvement from the ‘B’ it earned on the last survey, Bon Secours St. Francis earned a ‘B’ compared to the ‘C’ it earned on the last survey and Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital held steady with a grade of B.’

Healthcare IT News’ 2015 Best Hospital IT Department Awards – November 2015
Roper St. Francis was ranked No. 3 ranking in the Healthcare IT News’ 2015 Best Hospital IT Department Awards in the “large” category, or healthcare systems with 76 to 199 teammates.

American College of Surgeons – September 2015
Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital has been recognized by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) as one of 52 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care. 

Magnet recognition from American Nurses Credentialing Center - Bon Secours St. Francis -August 2015
Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital retained its magnet recognition with the American Nurses Credentialing Center. It is the second time the hospital has achieved the recognition. ANCC’s credentialing programs certify and recognize individual nurses in specialty practice areas and recognize health care organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes while providing safe, positive work environments, according to its website.

U.S. News and World Report – Top Hospitals in SC – July 2015

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital earned the No. 3 spot and Roper Hospital ranked No. 4 on U.S. News and World Report’s list of the top hospitals in South Carolina.

Truven Health Analytics – June 2015
Roper St. Francis named in the list of Top 15 Health Systems in the small health systems category. Roper Hospital was named a Top 100 Hospital.

Healthgrades’ 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award – April 2015

Bon Secours St. Francis, Roper Hospital and Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital earned the Patient Safety Excellence Award and the Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Roper Hospital earned a 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for clinical excellence.

Charleston City Paper’s ‘Best Of’ awards – 2015
Dr. Valerie Scott was voted Best Physician. Roper St. Francis was named best place to give birth.

Comparion’s CareChex Hospital Quality Ratings – March 2015
Bon Secours St. Francis scored the highest rating in the following CareChex categories: Overall Hospital Care, Medical Excellence, Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage and Major Bowel Procedures. Roper Hospital scored the highest rating in the following CareChex categories: Overall Hospital Care, Overall Medical Care, Overall Surgical Care, Cancer Care, Cardiac Care, Gall Bladder Removal, Gastrointestinal Care, General Surgery, Hip Fracture Repair, Joint Replacement and Major Bowel Procedures.

Truven Health Analytics – February 2015

Roper Hospital named 100 Top Hospitals 2015 winner. Roper won in the large community hospital category.

Comparion’s CareChex Hospital Quality Ratings – February 2015
Roper earned #1 in state and a score of 98.3 for overall hospital care. Bon Secours St. Francis ranked top 5 in the state – earned an overall score of 91.7.

Berkeley Independent ‘Best Of’ – February 2015
Roper Hospital – Berkeley won Best Hospital in Berkeley County. Dr. Todd Vasko of Plantation Pediatrics won first place in pediatrician category. Dr. Amy Forren of Cane Bay Primary Care won best family physician. 

Healthgrades 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award – January 2015
Roper Hospital 

Mount Pleasant Magazine ‘Best Of’ – January 2015
Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital named Best Hospital 

CDC 2013 Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care – January 2015
Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital earned 90 out of 100. Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital earned 100 out of 100.
  

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