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Stroke Care

Roper Rehabilitation Hospital is proud to offer an inpatient Stroke Specialty Program, one of only four nationally accredited (CARF) facilities in the state. We offer comprehensive rehabilitative care to help stroke patients achieve optimal recovery. Our program’s patient satisfaction rate is high, as is the program’s success rate, with more than 72% of Roper Rehab stroke patients recovering sufficiently to be discharged home rather than to need institutional care. 

Because Roper Rehabilitation Hospital resides within Roper Hospital, our patients have the advantage of immediate access to advanced medical care 24/7. Roper Hospital was the first hospital in the Lowcountry to earn Joint Commission accreditation as a Primary Stroke Center. 

Experienced Staff

  • Medical director Dr. Douglas McGill is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with more than 20 years experience in working with stroke rehabilitation.
  • Currently 87% of our eligible registered nurses have obtained CRRN (Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse) certification.
  • Our therapy staff members have advanced certification in Neuro-IFRAH, Neuro Developmental Theory (NDT) and as Neurological Clinical Specialists (NCS) as well as Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialists. 


Specialty Equipment and Resources

  • Lite Gait© and Maxi-Sky© to assist with body weight supported gait for retraining of brain pathways.  
  • Additional technology available includes: Bioness L300 Plus, Bioness H200 Wireless, Reo-Go, Dynavision.
  • Interactive Metronome and FES bikes used to develop a therapy program to meet the patient’s individual functional needs.
  • Customized stroke handbook developed for each stroke patient; family and individual education sessions to address patient/family specific therapeutic and support needs.
  • Monthly stroke support group to assist all current and former RRH patients as well as the broader community who would like to attend.


2016 Patient Statistics

  • The average length of stay at RRH is approximately 16 days.
  • 72% of our stroke patients return to their home versus another level of care.
  • 216 patients with a diagnosis of stroke were cared for in our program.
  • 88% of patients with strokes rated their care as excellent.
  • 100% of patients with stroke rated their perception of goal attainment as excellent to very good.
  • Patients with a stroke received an average of 3 hours and 30 minutes of therapy 5 days per week. 


Stroke Support Group

Third Tuesday of every month (for both survivors and caregivers), 6-7 p.m.
Roper Rehabilitation Hospital
316 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401
8 Pettit Gym, Take the E elevators

 

Contact Information

If you are a stroke survivor or caregiver and are interested in becoming a peer mentor or would like to receive our monthly stroke newsletter, please contact:

Katie Hall
Stroke Coordinator for Roper Rehabilitation Hospital
Kaitlyn.Hall@rsfh.com
(843) 720-8349

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