Donor generosity allows Roper St. Francis Healthcare to maintain its reputation for delivering compassionate, quality care. The extraordinary costs associated with updating aging facilities and funding future initiatives simply cannot be covered without the support of our community. The Foundation is currently focusing on the following initiatives:
Roper St. Francis Cancer Wellness
We believe that comprehensive cancer treatment includes supporting patients and their families through all aspects of the disease – its physical, emotional and spiritual tolls. Through a generous $1 million endowment gift, the Donna Fielding Cancer Wellness Institute was established to ensure the 2,000 patients of Roper St. Francis Cancer Care benefit from an advanced and comprehensive cancer program. Through philanthropy, a Cancer Wellness Navigator will enhance patients’ quality of life through programs ranging from prevention, nutrition and massage to symptom management and palliative care. The Foundation seeks community support to build a strong endowment to fund the Institute and care for patients for generations to come.
Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Roper Rehabilitation Hospital
In the Charleston Tri-county area approximately 1,000 residents live with spinal cord injuries, with an average of 43 new cases each year. Impairments from these injuries can make routine medical visits and procedures, such as annual gynecological visits or cancer screenings, difficult to navigate. The Center for Spinal Cord Injury is now open one day per month to provide assistance in navigating our medical community. Community support will play a critical role in our ability to continue serving patients.
Neuro-Spine Center at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital
The neurosurgeons at the Roper St. Francis Neuro-Spine Center perform more than 1,000 surgical procedures each year for brain, spine and peripheral nerve disorders. The Neuro-Spine Center at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital uses first-class technology and is proud to be the first facility in South Carolina and one of a few in the world to offer O-arm Imaging. The Foundation seeks philanthropic support to ensure the Center’s facilities continue to keep pace with the needs of patients and the skilled staff who treat them. Philanthropic funding will support the future renovation of four operating rooms - creating a seamless match between our quality staff, advanced technology and a fully supportive physical facility.