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Summer 2023 Donor Impact Update

Philanthropic gifts made in 2022 were invested directly into patient assistance, facilities, equipment, our caregivers and other critical areas of the hospital.

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Community members invested over $1 million in our Area of Greatest Need Fund

Thanks to the generosity of our community, over $1 million was invested in our Area of Greatest Need (AGN) Fund in 2022. We have officially designated these funds across our system in the areas of innovative technology and reliable transportation services. This means that our community directly helped prevent falls for patients in our hospitals, kept newborn babies safe and secure, and expanded access to care for all.

With the help of AGN funds, we invested in a state-of-the-art AvaSure patient monitoring system. AvaSure is a comprehensive telenursing system specifically designed to monitor patients at risk of falling. Now, RSFH’s nursing staff can more effectively watch over multiple high-risk patients at the same time. 

Named a baby-friendly hospital, RSFH makes sure even the tiniest patients receive the best care each and every day. AGN funds upgraded the current security system at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital’s Women, Infant and Children center, continuously monitoring an infant’s location and activating an alarm should an infant go missing. This not only keeps them safe but provides peace of mind to new parents. 

Finally, AGN funds were used to purchase a new patient transportation van and two new LifeLink ambulances. Now, teammates can efficiently travel to pick up patients and transport them to the appointment, surgery or care they need, and also respond to more emergency calls across the Lowcountry. Your support allows our emergency fleet to grow along with our community.

Thank you so much to all who gave so generously to our Area of Greatest Need in 2022! Read the full Area of Greatest Need Fund Impact Report now.

Patient Testimonials

“I was Dr. Wilkes' 7th patient to have Covid. I was over 60 years of age at a time when there was very little known about the disease. Dr. Wilkes took all precautions, and made me feel like I was his only patient. He took every phone call, had a nurse call me 3 times a day, and guided me through the whole process. I truly feel so blessed to have Dr. Wilkes in this stage of my life. I trust his decisions and know that he is going to make the best decisions possible to keep me healthy. Dr. Wilkes is the reason I stay with Roper.” – Diane Guthrie

“Dr. Warner went above and beyond to care for me, as she always has. She and her entire staff could not have been more compassionate and thoughtful while taking care of me. I was in terrible pain and Dr. Warner took the time to listen to my concerns and help me make the best decision for my health and safety. I have referred all the women in my life to her, and will continue to do so. We are all now lifetime clients. Even after moving almost an hour away, I will gladly make the trip to be in the hands of a doctor who truly cares and advocates for her patients. I’m so grateful to have her.” – Stefanie Snead 

"When our previous PCP had left, my wife were both assigned to Dr. Brendan Neary and we couldn't have been happier. He is personable, helpful, thorough and has a way of making you feel at ease. His pleasant demeanor and professionalism are the best my wife and I have ever had. He gives you ample time to ask questions and never seems rushed despite his full schedule. My wife and agree that his attention to detail is his strongest suit coupled with his personality. It's a comfort knowing that when you do have to go the doctor, that there is a comfort level and familiarity with who you are seeing. And both my wife and I couldn't be happier knowing that Dr. Neary is our PCP."  Michael Peter  

Stories of Impact

Donors Made Life-Saving Care Available for Alyssa

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Donors Allowed Lauren to Focus on Her Treatment and Not Her Bills

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Donor Support Led the Way Into Nursing Leadership for Amanda

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We can’t thank you enough.

"Every dollar our donors give goes directly towards caring for our community. As the only not-for-profit community health organization serving Lowcountry families, philanthropic support makes compassionate, healing moments possible."
Stacy L. Waters, MBA 
President, Roper St. Francis Foundation 

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