Neuroscience & Spine
Neuroscience & Spine
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Stroke Services

As a leader in stroke care, in 2006 Roper Hospital’s Primary Stroke Center was the first in the Lowcountry to be certified by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

In addition to strictly following the American Stroke Association’s evidence-based guidelines, our stroke team continues to provide individualized, expert care. Our specialists provide comprehensive medical treatment for stroke, from immediate treatment for people experiencing a stroke to specialized rehabilitation care for those recovering from stroke.

Roper St. Francis Healthcare specialists provide advanced medical treatments, including:

  • Drugs that quickly dissolve blood clots and other therapies that can preserve brain cells when blood flow to the brain is restored.
  • Procedures to determine the cause of the stroke.
  • Treatments that can decrease the chances of another stroke.


Learn more about types of strokes and diagnosis.



In 2008, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilitie (CARF) awarded the Roper Rehabilitation Hospital certification in specialized stroke rehabilitation. We are the only rehabilitation hospital in the lowcountry to have this specialty stroke certification. Patients received personalized care from an experienced team of physical, occupational, and speech therapists to help them recuperate from disabling side effects and lower the risks of future strokes.

Learn more about rehabilitation services at Roper St. Francis.