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  • Roper Saint Francis offers an inpatient rehabilitation hospital for patients with certain injuries or illnesses.
  • Our rehabilitation hospital is Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accredited and one of the top inpatient rehab facilities in the state.
  • Some conditions treated within the rehab hospital include but aren’t limited to: stroke, birth deformities, neurological disorders and much more.

Roper Rehabilitation Hospital, located within Roper Hospital, is a 66-bed inpatient “hospital within a hospital” nationally recognized for excellence in helping people overcome disabling injury or illness and reach their fullest functional potential. Since opening in 1992, our excellent team has been committed to making every moment of our patients’ recovery matter. 82% of our patients recover enough to return to independent living rather than an institutional care setting. 

Roper Rehabilitation Hospital resides within Roper Hospital. Because of this unique location, our patients have the advantage of access to advanced medical care 24/7, including access to laboratory, diagnostic imaging, medical and pharmacy services.

Why Choose Roper Rehabilitation Hospital?

Roper Rehabilitation Hospital is the only facility in the Lowcountry that has accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Additionally, Roper Rehabilitation Hospital is:

  • One of only five in South Carolina to be awarded the Adult Inpatient Rehabilitation accreditation.
  • One of only two rehabilitation hospitals in the state with CARF accreditation in Brain Injury Specialty (inpatient and outpatient) and Spinal Cord Injury Specialty (inpatient and outpatient)
  • One of only three facilities in the state to be awarded the Stroke Specialty accreditation from CARF.

Our team of physicians, all board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, include:

  • Dr. Joseph Livesay, our Roper Rehabilitation Hospital and Stroke program medical director, who has over 15 years of experience
  • Dr. David Powell, our Spinal Cord Specialty and Brain Injury Specialty programs medical director, who certified in Spinal Cord Injury and Brain Injury medicine.
  • Dr. James Warmoth, who has over 30 years of experience

Currently 100% of our eligible registered nurses have obtained CRRN (Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse). Our therapy staff members have specialty training as Neurological Clinical Specialists (NCS), Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialists, Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS), Assistive Technology Professional (ATP), and Certified Kinesio Tapping Practitioner (CKTP).

Common Conditions treated:

  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Congenital (birth) deformities
  • Amputation
  • Major multiple trauma
  • Brain injury
  • Neurological disorders (Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain Barre, Parkinson’s, peripheral neuropathy, etc.)
  • Fracture of femur (hip fracture)
  • Pelvic fracture that disrupts the pelvic circle
  • Active, polyarticular rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and seronegative arthropathies*
  • Systematic vasculidities with joint inflammation*
  • Severe or advanced osteoarthritis*
  • Knee or hip joint replacement if:
    • Bilateral
    • Patient at least 85 years of age or
    • Body Mass Index (BMI) of 50 or greater

* Additional criteria must also be met

For more information about the services offered at Roper Rehabilitation Hospital, please call (843) 724-2842 or review our inpatient brochure.

Art of Healing Program

Roper Rehabilitation Hospital is one of the first in the nation to offer Art of Healing. This wonderful program allows patients to choose the art that will be hung in their room to help inspire their recovery. All of the art has been donated by local artists and photographers.

Roper Rehabilitation Hospital Statistics

2019 Statistics by Diagnoses

Stroke

Brain Injury

Spinal Cord Injury

Orthopaedic

Neurological

General Rehab

# of Discharges

265

95

89

425

74

216

Average Age

68

59

60

70

62

71

Discharged to Home

78%

83%

82%

84%

85%

80%

Discharged to home compared to regional benchmark*

76%

76%

74%

82%

79%

83%

 % of patients rating quality of care as excellent/very good
88%  96%  77%  96%  86% 90%

Average Length of Stay (Days)

15.4

12.4

17.2

11.6

14.2

11.3

Average hours of daily therapy

4.75

3.92

4.66

3.88

4.22 3.75
 Unplanned discharges to acute hospital 3.8%  6.3%  5.6%  4.0%  9.5%  8.3%

Roper Rehabilitation Hospital’s goal is to be equal to or better than the Regional Benchmark for all measures.

*Region Benchmark: RRH compares our results including FIM change, CARE Tool, and Discharges to home to other rehabilitation hospitals in the region. Discharge to home includes returning to: home with or without assistance, assisted living facility, boarding home, or transitional living facility.


Roper Rehabilitation Hospital Functional Change compared to Region

2019 Statistics by Diagnoses

Stroke

Brain Injury

Spinal Cord Injury

Orthopaedic

Neurological

General Rehab

RRH FIM* change admission to discharge

28

31.4

27.5

26.5

29.6

22.1

FIM* change Regional Benchmark*

32

32.5

33.1

34.6

34.4

33.1

RRH CARE Tool GG* Mobility

33

33.3

24.7

29.3

30.5

35

Regional adjusted CARE Tool GG* Mobility

32.7

33.3

25.5

30

31.2

36.2

 RRH CARE Tool GG* Selfcare
20.4  20.5 18.6  23.3  21.9 25

Regional Adjusted CARE Tool GG* Selfcare

20.4

20.9

18.2

22.4

21.5

23.6


*CARE Tool: The Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE) Item Set: As part of the Medicare Post-Acute Care Payment Reform Demonstration (PAC-PRD), a standardized patient assessment tool was developed for use in acute hospital discharge and at post-acute care admission and discharge. Section GG measures functional abilities including admission and discharge self-care and mobility performance data elements.

*FIM: The Functional Independence Measure (FIM™) instrument is a basic indicator of patient disability. FIM™ is used to track the changes in the functional ability of a patient during an episode of hospital rehabilitation care.

In 2019, transition from FIM to CARE Tool was started. This is the reason you see both FIM and CARE Tool scores.

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