Roper St. Francis Healthcare is building a new Roper Hospital Medical Campus in North Charleston. The campus will occupy 27 acres and be accessible for patients living in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. The $1 billion project will be one of the largest, most advanced healthcare construction projects on the East Coast and will meet the healthcare needs of one of the fastest growing areas in the country.
The new Roper Hospital Medical Campus is expected to include a full-service acute care hospital with a 24-hour emergency room. The campus also will have a medical office building where an array of outpatient and specialty care will be provided. Roper St. Francis Healthcare has secured six real estate parcels to build the campus.
In November 2021, the healthcare system announced a roadmap for the next decade for the Lowcountry’s largest healthcare system for adults that centered on caring for more patients, expanding services and modernizing technology to better serve future generations. One of the five key initiatives of that Roper St. Francis Healthcare 2030 plan is optimizing the healthcare system’s footprint in the Lowcountry, which also includes expanding Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital and providing additional healthcare services in highly populated and growing communities.
This new campus will be the fourth location for Roper Hospital and will be technologically and structurally upgraded to better withstand natural disasters, such as floods, hurricanes and earthquakes.
Construction is anticipated to take up to five years.