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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - Roper St. Francis Physical Therapy powered by ATI acquires Charleston Physical Therapy

CHARLESTON, S.C. (May 3, 2016) – Roper St. Francis Physical Therapy powered by ATI has expanded again in the Lowcountry through the acquisition of Charleston Physical Therapy.

The joint venture launched in late 2015 as a collaborative effort between Roper St. Francis and ATI. Roper St. Francis is the Lowcountry’s largest healthcare provider for adults, and ATI is one of the premier providers of physical therapy in the U.S.

Charleston Physical Therapy is the company’s newest acquisition. Charleston Physical Therapy has three locations – West Ashley, James Island and Mount Pleasant. The new sites combined with existing locations means patients will have a total of 11 Roper St. Francis Physical Therapy powered by ATI locations where they can seek therapy. Roper St. Francis Physical Therapy powered by ATI already had acquired Rehabilitation Center of Charleston, an eight-clinic outpatient orthopedic and sport physical therapy practice. 

“Charleston Physical Therapy has a wonderful reputation in the community among patients and physicians,” said Doug Bowling, vice president and chief strategy officer for Roper St. Francis. “Their treatment philosophy matched Roper St. Francis Physical Therapy powered by ATI’s approach to patient care – they are patient centered and clinically excellent in a compassionate, encouraging environment. We’re proud to have Charleston Physical Therapy as part of our team.”

This latest acquisition includes a physical therapy clinic that is located at Boeing South Carolina. Roper St. Francis Health Alliance also has a contract with Boeing South Carolina to offer its teammates a health plan option that exclusively uses the alliance’s doctors and hospitals.

“We are excited to join the new Roper St. Francis Physical Therapy powered by ATI team,” said Marilyn Swygert, owner of Charleston Physical Therapy. “We look forward to the additional resources we can offer the community and to greater care coordination for each patient.”

Swygert will have an operational and clinical leadership role with Roper St. Francis Physical Therapy powered by ATI.

“The addition of Charleston Physical Therapy to our partnership with Roper St. Francis further strengthens our commitment to the communities we serve and the care we provide to our patients,” said Ray Wahl, division president of ATI Physical Therapy. “Charleston Physical Therapy has a strong history of providing exceptional care, and together we will provide Lowcountry residents additional access to the highest level of physical therapy services and extraordinary outcomes.”

The growing organization expects to open two additional new locations during the next few months. The addition of Charleston Physical Therapy gives existing patients access to more master clinicians, well-established physicians and convenient locations.

Roper St. Francis will continue to offer inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services at its hospital facilities, including Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, Roper Hospital and Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital.

Roper St. Francis hospital facilities as well as Roper St. Francis Physical Therapy powered by ATI will be the preferred partners of Roper St. Francis physicians who are referring patients to physical therapy. ATI has developed a comprehensive, fully integrated program to help Roper St. Francis patients’ outcomes for conditions requiring physical therapy.

The new locations are:

West Ashley
1730 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407
P: 843-763-4115
F: 843-766-3240

Mount Pleasant
180 Wingo Way | Suite 303
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
P: 843-972-0940
F: 843-881-8452

James Island
325 Folly Road | Suite 107
James Island, SC 29412
P: 843-762-0147
F: 843-762-0421

The existing Roper St. Francis powered by ATI locations include:

Daniel Island
900 Island Park Drive
Charleston, SC 29492
P: 843-284-5285
F: 843-284-5201

Johns Island
3690 Bohicket Road | Suite 3D
Johns Island, SC 29455
P: 843-768-2093
F: 843-768-4526

Moncks Corner
2061 Highway 52 South
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
P: 843-761-4622
F: 843-761-4625

Mount Pleasant – Lone Tree Dr.
586 Lone Tree Drive
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
P: 843-884-7880
F: 843-884-6635

North Charleston
2070 Northbrook Blvd | Suite A-9
North Charleston, SC 29406
P: 843-824-2183
F: 843-553-3221

Park West
3401 Salterbeck Street | Suite 104
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
P: 843-352-2935
F: 843-352-2937

Summerville – E 5th North St.
330 East 5th North Street
Summerville, SC 29483
P: 843-695-0326
F: 843-695-0328

West Ashley – Savage Rd.
1941 Savage Road | Suite 300 A
Charleston, SC 29407
P: 843-402-1495
F: 843-402-1285


About Roper St. Francis: Roper St. Francis 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. Roper St. Francis is the Lowcountry's second private employers with nearly 5,600 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 125 locations in seven counties. 

About ATI:
ATI is a privately held, nationally recognized healthcare company, specializing in outpatient rehabilitation and adjacent healthcare services. With a focus on delivering a remarkable experience to every patient, every day, ATI has more than 500 locations from coast to coast. ATI was named “Best Physical Therapy Practice in the Nation” by ADVANCE magazine, and was one of the first physical therapy companies in the country to achieve URAC Core Accreditation, a mark of distinction that recognizes its commitment to quality healthcare. Based in Bolingbrook, Illinois, ATI gives back to communities across the country through the ATI Foundation, a non-profit established by ATI, which has provided more than $3 million in resources and funding to children with physical impairments.  For more information on ATI Physical Therapy, and a complete list of clinic locations, services and the ATI Foundation, please visit ATI owns and operates more than 20 clinics in the South Carolina market, primarily in and around the Greenville Spartanburg area.

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