Stroke Services

The Roper St. Francis stroke program strictly follows the American Stroke Association’s evidence-based guidelines. In fact, the American Stroke Association has recognized Roper and Bon Secours St. Francis Hospitals for their consistent clinical outcomes for stroke care and these hospitals have been recognized by the Joint Commission as Primary Stroke Centers.

Our neuro-hospitalist program provides an in-hospital doctor devoted to caring for our stroke patients.

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Stroke program

Our specialists provide comprehensive medical treatment for stroke including:

  • Drugs that quickly dissolve blood clots and other therapies that can preserve brain cells when blood flow to the brain is restored.
  • Procedures to determine the cause of the stroke.
  • Treatments that can decrease the chances of another stroke.

Every stroke is different and our team works to provide each of our patients with individualized, expert care. Learn more about types of strokes and diagnosis.

Stroke rehabilitation

After a stroke, high quality rehabilitation is vital. The Roper Rehabilitation Hospital holds Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) certification for specialized stroke rehabilitation. Patients receive personalized care from an experienced team of physical, occupational and speech therapists to help them recuperate from disabling side effects and to lower their risks of future strokes.

Stroke support groups

A stroke can be life changing.  However, you and your loved ones can learn to cope.

Join other stroke survivors and their families to:

  • Share Experiences
  • Support One Another in Challenges
  • Explore Stroke Resources
Stroke Support Group

Adjusting to life after a stroke can be challenging, but the support of those who are going through similar experiences can be helpful. Open to stroke survivors, care givers, loved ones; come learn tips, find resources, share concerns.

When: Monthly, Third Tuesday, 4 – 5 p.m.
Where: Wellin Neuro Stroke Unit on 3rd floor of Roper Hospital
For more information, call (843) 720-8349.

Young Stroke Survivors Group (age 45 and under)

The number of young people (under age 45) who have suffered a stroke has doubled in the last decade, and their concerns/needs are often different from older people. This group addresses the unique the challenges faced by young stroke survivors and their families.

When: Monthly, Second Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. 
Where: Locations vary so call for details.
For more information, call Julie Loomis BSN, RN-BC at (843) 724-2352 or join our private Facebook group at:

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