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Thursday, April 28, 2016 - New Roper St. Francis Healthcare Office Park features walking trails, electric car chargers

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 28, 2016) – Roper St. Francis Healthcare celebrated the grand opening of its new office park on Palmetto Commerce Parkway on Thursday. 

The $35 million project includes a 130,000 square-foot building that houses 600 teammates from various departments (full list below).

The 24-acre campus features a fitness center, walking trails, video teleconferencing on each floor, a clinical simulation lab and a cafe offering breakfast and lunch for teammates.

Roper St. Francis Healthcare incorporated numerous green features in both the site and the building itself, such as LED parking lot lighting, electric car chargers and low-flow plumbing fixtures.

“For years, Roper St. Francis Healthcare has wanted to construct a building that would serve as a gathering spot for many of the healthcare system’s administrative functions,” said David Dunlap, president and chief executive officer of Roper St. Francis Healthcare. “The Roper St. Francis Office Park is the realization of that goal.”

Some interesting facts about the new building are:

  • 68,000 cubic yards of new fill dirt were imported and compacted across the site.
  • 218 precast concrete piles were driven under the foundations
  • 2,984 cubic yards of concrete are in the foundations and elevated floors
  • 692 tons of structural steel beams and columns make up the structure
  • 82,000 lbs of sheet metal for ductwork are in the building
  • 70 miles of electrical wire are part of the site.

The departments housed at Roper St. Francis Office Park include: reimbursement, physician billing, coding and data quality, food and nutrition services, pre-admission services, the patient contact center, human resources, finance and payroll, materials and property management, information services, accounts payable, coders – hospital and physician, managed care, decision support, access quality, patient financial services, customer service, revenue cycle improvement and professional development.


About Roper St. Francis: 
Roper St. Francis Healthcare is Charleston’s only private, not-for-profit hospital system with a specific focus on community outreach. The healthcare system has three hospitals strategically located across the region: Roper Hospital on the Charleston peninsula, Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in West Ashley and Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital in Mount Pleasant. The system intends to build a fourth flagship hospital in the Carnes Crossroads section of Berkeley County. 

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