After 11+ years of planning, the new Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital is now open at 100 Callen Blvd. in Summerville. 👏
Why is it a big deal? This is the first full-service hospital in Berkeley County in 45 years, meaning it will provide comprehensive healthcare services to a region that has gone without for almost half a century. Berkeley Hospital offers a 24-hour emergency room, imaging department, lab, birthing suites + intensive-care unit, all in 116,000 sqft.
Here’s a look at Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital by the numbers:
- 221,000: Residents that live in Berkeley County
- 300: Hospital staff members
- $119 million: Cost of the facility
- 2: Years of construction
- 50: Beds in the hospital
- 6: Operating rooms
- 16: Rooms for mothers + babies
- 4 to 1: Staff-to-patient ratio
This impressive staff-to-patient ratio makes Berkeley the most intimate of the Roper St. Francis Healthcare suite of hospitals. Here are some ways they’re personalizing the patient experience:
- Implementation of forward-thinking tactics like face-to-face pharmacist consultations + telehealth services.
- Equipped with a virtual health system, giving patients access to medical evaluations from off-site doctors + specialists.
- Designed with patients’ comfort in mind, like the nuclear medicine room with artwork on the ceiling to help patients relax.
- Patients can review their medications directly with a pharmacist before being discharged.
- Being telemedicine-equipped, the hospital will connect to the virtual stroke network shared by Roper St. Francis Healthcare + MUSC Health.