Stroke Program

Time is the most critical factor when it comes to treating stroke. Our team of experts is ready to deliver immediate evaluation and treatment, 24/7. If you or a loved one experience symptoms of stroke, we’re here to support you from diagnosis through recovery.

man with walker

Stroke Program



< 1%
Hospital readmissions




3.7 days
Shorter hospital stay

Our comprehensive stroke program strictly follows the American Stroke Association’s guidelines, using evidence-based medicine to treat each unique patient. Adherence to the latest scientific treatment ensures we consistently deliver high quality patient outcomes which exceed national benchmarks.

Roper St. Francis Healthcare patients diagnosed with stroke have shorter hospital stays, higher rates of functional independence post TNK treatment, lower mortality rates and exceptional patient satisfaction ratings.

Roper Hospital was the first in the Lowcountry to be recognized as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, followed by Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, so our team is highly experienced.

Patients receive personalized care from an experienced team of physical, occupational and speech therapists to help them recuperate. Stroke support groups are also available.

Our Services

  • Two Joint Commission Advanced Primary Stroke Centers
  • 24/7 neurohospitalist and neurosurgical coverage
  • Expansive telestroke and teleneurology for rapid examination, review and treatment
  • Rapid Response Team available 24/7 at all four facilities
  • Stroke specific educational programs for staff
  • Targeted education by the Stroke Nurse Navigator
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) stroke certified rehabilitation hospital
  • EMS Outreach Coordinator/Lifelink paramedic (Roper St. Francis Healthcare owned)
  • Comprehensive imaging capabilities
  • Community outreach/education

Awards & recognitions

get with the guidelines
The Joint Commission

Care Team

Neurohospitalist Services

Neurohospitalists are hospital-based doctors who admit, oversee and manage neurological care for patients. They educate each member of a patient’s care team about the patient’s condition to ensure consistent treatment across all providers and shifts.

Our neurohospitalists provide around-the-clock inpatient consultation at Roper and Bon Secours St. Francis Hospitals. Neurology consults are available virtually at Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant and Berkeley Hospitals and for all six ERs and four inpatient facilities.

Stroke Nurse Navigator

The stroke nurse navigator is a member of your care team who will help you learn more about your diagnosis and treatment. He or she is there to connect you with your doctors and ensure your care is streamlined from the moment you arrive until discharge. Your nurse navigator will answer any questions you have while you’re in the hospital and continue to provide support as you recover.


View All
Back to Top
We use cookies and other tools to enhance your experience on our website and to analyze our web traffic. For more information about these cookies and the data collected, please refer to our Digital Privacy Policy.