Roper St. Francis Healthcare 2030

Roper St. Francis Healthcare is carrying out its ambitious strategic plan centered on caring for more patients and modernizing technology to better serve future generations.

A focal point of Roper St. Francis Healthcare 2030 is moving Roper Hospital from the Charleston peninsula so patients can more easily access care closer to where they live and work. This new building will be the fourth location for Roper Hospital since it opened downtown in 1856 and will be technologically and structurally upgraded to better withstand natural disasters, such as floods, hurricanes and earthquakes.

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This new strategic plan is a bold roadmap for the next decade for the Lowcountry’s largest healthcare system for adults. It marks a significant milestone since the Medical Society of South Carolina and Bon Secours Mercy Health announced its joint venture to share ownership of Roper St. Francis Healthcare in late 2019.

Roper St. Francis Healthcare is built on five key initiatives:

  • Optimize the footprint: In addition to relocating Roper Hospital, Roper St. Francis Healthcare is expanding Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital and the services the system’s newest hospital provides to meet the growing community’s demands. Roper St. Francis Healthcare is acquiring land to improve access where large numbers of residents live, such as the former Miller Cadillac property near the corner of Johnnie Dodds Boulevard and Mathis Ferry Road in Mount Pleasant, as well as the Sawmill area in the heart of Summerville.

  • Modernize technology: Roper St. Francis Healthcare implemented a new electronic medical record, Epic, which will enable patients and medical providers to more easily access records.

  • Address the clinical needs of the future: Based on patient needs, Roper St. Francis Healthcare is intentionally expanding key health care service lines such as cancer care and orthopaedics.

  • Improve sustainability: Roper St. Francis Healthcare is intentionally expanding finances, talent management and processes to improve operational efficiency, which are the nuts and bolts that make it possible to serve the community.

  • Expand population management: Roper St. Francis Healthcare is improving the healthcare experience and reduce costs for employers and large populations of patients, such as those who qualify for Medicare.

To accomplish this plan, we are focusing on three key drivers: investing in our teammates, cultivating a culture of engagement and advocating for our interests.

The 2030 strategic plan is bold, ambitious and, together, it’s possible. It gives Roper St. Francis Healthcare a path forward to better serve our community’s health needs with the compassion and excellence that’s defined our care for the last 170 years.

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