Roper St. Francis HeartSave

Roper St. Francis HeartSave is a community health initiative that has placed automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in more than 780 public places throughout the Charleston area including schools, churches, organizations and medical facilities. HeartSave is made possible by funding from the Medical Society of South Carolina and the Physicians Endowment Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina.



First established by a grant in 2006, the HeartSave AED Program has been a part of the Roper St. Francis mission of healing all people with compassion, faith and excellence, in the community.


To increase public awareness of sudden cardiac death, heart attack and stroke and commit to heart health.

AED program

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are small, portable electronic devices used to restore normal heart rhythm to people in cardiac arrest. AEDs are safe and easy to use, making it possible for non-medical personnel to be trained to provide rapid defibrillation.

We are currently not deploying any new AED’s. However, if you would like to learn more about purchasing an AED for your location, please contact us at (843) 724-2657, or email Morgan Wegner at

Download a list of Roper St. Francis HeartSave locations.

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