Celebrating Excellence: Roper St. Francis Earns National Recognition

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Recent national accolades underscore commitment to excellence

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, Roper St. Francis Healthcare

“We have made a commitment to transform healthcare so that the patient is always first and the highest quality and safety is achieved for our patients,” said Todd Shuman, MD, chief quality officer.

Lowcountry residents can continue to trust Roper St. Francis Healthcare (RSFH) to deliver high quality care. The RSFH mission and commitment to heal all people with compassion, faith and excellence has earned the system national recognition from The Commission on Cancer, Thomson Reuters and Becker’s Health.

The RSFH Neuro-Spine Center was named to Becker’s Health 101 Hospitals with Great Neuro-Spine Programs list. The RSFH Neuro-Spine Center is the highest ranked neurosurgical and spinal treatment in the Lowcountry area and is also a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery. Rankings for this recognition are based on several reputable healthcare rating resources including Blue Cross Blue Shield and CareChex. Carechex also rated the RSFH Neuro-Spine Center number three in the country in 2012 for quality in both spinal surgery and spinal fusion procedures.

Becker’s Health also identified RSFH as one of the "61 Integrated Health Systems to Know" based on the organization's access to care, physician alignment and inclusion of numerous and varied services along the continuum of care. The health systems included in the list were evaluated by healthcare analytics company SDI, peer institutions via nominations and through careful research by the Becker's Hospital Review editorial team.

Also recently released was the fourth annual Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals: 15 Top Health Systems list. Roper St. Francis Healthcare was included in the 21 small health systems portion and the only Lowcountry health system to be recognized on the list. Ratings for this list are based on core measures and publicly reported HCAHPS data, a survey of patients’ perspectives on received healthcare.

Early this year, The Commission on Cancer released the 2011 Accredited Cancer Program Performance Report. Roper St. Francis Healthcare’s Cancer Center received top scores in these categories and was awarded with a Three Year w/Commendation accreditation. The Commission evaluates cancer programs around the country and ranks them in a number of categories including: Research, Community Outreach, Leadership and Quality Improvements.

“We have made a commitment to transform healthcare so that the patient is always first and the highest quality and safety is achieved for our patients,” said Todd Shuman, MD, chief quality officer, Roper St. Francis Healthcare. “This commitment is part of the foundation of our culture and these accolades recognize this commitment to improved patient quality and safety. I congratulate our staff and physicians on these well deserved accolades.”

About Roper St. Francis Healthcare
Serving South Carolina’s Lowcountry for almost 200 years, Roper St. Francis Healthcare is the area’s only non-profit health system and is dedicated to the mission of “Healing All People with Compassion, Faith and Excellence.” With more than 100 facilities across 7 counties, the system’s hospitals include Roper Hospital, Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital and Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital. The system employs a network of more than 200 doctors and has a medical staff of more than 800 physicians covering all specialties. Roper St. Francis Healthcare’s more than 5,300 employees pride themselves on being nationally-recognized through Joint Commission accreditations and awards including hundreds earned for patient, physician and employee satisfaction. http://www.RSFH.com.

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