Ongoing Needs

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Giving where the need is greatest allows you to fulfill the immediate needs of Roper St. Francis' patients, teammates, facilities and community. Unrestricted gifts have funded vital projects such as the Roper Hospital Cardiac Wellness & Rehabilitation and the Roper Hospital Rooftop Helipad.


Nursing Scholarship Program

Excellence in nursing is one reason Roper St. Francis is the Lowcountry’s leader in patient satisfaction. In fact, St. Francis Hospital has achieved magnet status, the highest level of nursing accreditation in the nation. Funded 100% through philanthropy, the Nursing Scholarship Program provides financial assistance for those advancing their career. Since its inception, hundreds of nurses have had the opportunity to continue their education, ultimately benefiting the thousands of patients they will treat throughout their career.

Meditation Garden at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital

MeditationInspired by the majestic oaks gracing the Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital campus, the Meditation Garden is conceived as a natural cathedral, a place of refuge and reflection. The garden opened in 2010 and was made possible solely through philanthropic support. The garden is designed to give patients, caregivers and visitors a place of healing and renewal amidst nature’s beauty and reflects Roper St. Francis’ commitment to caring for mind, body and spirit.

Guests enter the garden through a stone wall constructed of red desert flagstone. As an homage to the philanthropic support that made the garden possible, donors can help preserve and sustain this unique place of healing by donating a stone on the entrance wall—a lasting opportunity to honor a loved one while supporting the mission of Roper St. Francis. Stones are available in a variety of sizes and prices, and may be inscribed with a personal message. Contact Halley Cella, Director of Annual Giving, at (843) 789-1616 for more information on donating a stone.

Center for Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries can alter a life trajectory in a split second, and they happen more commonly than you might imagine. Approximately 10,000 South Carolinians are currently living with spinal cord injuries, with roughly 60 new injuries occurring each year. These injuries are most often sustained by a traumatic vehicle, motorcycle or sporting accident. 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 provides innovation multidisciplinary care for these patients two days each month at Roper Rehabilitation Hospital. Specialists at the Center help patients navigate the complex medical needs that result from spinal cord injuries. The Center for Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation Outpatient Services received accreditation in Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs: Spinal Cord System of Care (Adults). We are only one of two inpatient rehabilitation programs in the state with this accreditation. The Center has also been recognized as exemplary for its best practice of the interdisciplinary team approach, care of the uninsured and under-insured through grants and philanthropic support, and its ability to obtain lab results during a patient’s visit to the clinic. Continued community support to the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Endowment will play a critical role in our ability to continue serving patients.  Watch this video to see how the Center for Spinal Cord Injury is improving the lives or our patients. 

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One Nurse's Story


A gift of education

"When my husband fell ill for the last time, he made me promise no matter what, to fulfill my dream of finishing my master's degree. Without this support from generous donations, I would not have the dream job I have today. I feel blessed to be a caregiver to patients through our pelvic health program. A nursing scholarship is an incredible thing to begin with but when you think about how many other lives a nursing scholarship can touch, it is amazing." - Ellen Antognioni, RN, MSN, CGRN