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Monday, August 11, 2014 - Roper St. Francis hires national leader for Berkeley County development

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Aug. 11, 2014) – Roper St. Francis has moved forward in its planned medical campus for Berkeley County by hiring Lillibridge Healthcare Services as the developer to oversee the project.

Roper St. Francis will open about 60,000 square feet of medical offices and outpatient facilities in the Carnes Crossroads area in 2015. The site will offer diagnostic imaging, urgent care and oncology services. Roper St. Francis plans to construct its fourth flagship hospital on the same site. The next immediate step will be obtaining detailed surveys of the more than 90 acres of land near the intersection of U.S. highways 176 and 17A where the development will be constructed.

“We’ve relied on Lillibridge’s medical office real estate expertise for more than two decades, and they’ve proved time and again that they are leaders in their industry,” said David Dunlap, president and chief executive officer of Roper St. Francis. “We’re confident that this partnership between Roper St. Francis and Lillibridge will result in first-class medical facilities for Berkeley County residents.”

Lillibridge, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR), has provided healthcare real estate services to Roper St. Francis for the past 26 years, and the Chicago-based company serves as property manager for nearly 500,000 square feet of Roper St. Francis real estate.

Lillibridge successfully has completed more than 150 similar projects in 40 states, and the company only works with hospitals and healthcare systems.

“For us, it’s a great opportunity to work with a world-class healthcare system on a new development that will bring a higher level of care to the residents of Berkeley County,” said Phil Taylor, senior vice president of the facilities development group of Lillibridge.

About Roper St. Francis
Roper St. Francis is the Lowcountry’s only private, not-for-profit healthcare provider. The healthcare system has an active medical staff of more than 800 doctors representing every medical specialty, and it provides services in more than 100 locations in seven counties.  Learn more at

About Lillibridge and Ventas
Lillibridge has been a leader in the healthcare real estate industry for nearly three decades. The company provides management and leasing, facility development and advisory services to highly rated hospitals and health systems throughout the United States. Lillibridge's portfolio spans more than 400 owned and managed MOBs totaling about 22 million square feet across 29 states, 163 cities and 212 markets. Lillibridge is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ventas Inc., an S&P 500 company and a leading real estate investment trust. Its diverse portfolio of nearly 1,500 assets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom consists of seniors housing communities, medical office buildings, skilled nursing facilities and hospitals. More information about Ventas and Lillibridge can be found at  and

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