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Mission Department

Roper St. Francis is the Lowcountry’s only private, not-for-profit healthcare system. We are a mission-driven health system that strives to care for our diverse community and improve the health of those that we serve through a spirit of charity and giving back.

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What we do

Our Mission Department takes the lead in advocating for and responding to our neighbors’ needs through three primary activities:

  • Demonstrating accountability for and impact of charitable contributions and staff resources through an annual Community Benefits Report (adhering to the Voluntary Hospital Association (VHA)/Catholic Health Association’s valuation methodology).
  • Conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Plan
  • Overseeing a robust Community Benefits program, including corporate sponsorships, individual volunteer and system-wide outreach programs, and measuring the outcomes of these programs

Community Events

At Roper St. Francis Healthcare, we are dedicated to improving the health of our community, both within our facilities and alongside the many organizations that serve our neighbors. Our strong tradition of caring through our mission of healing all people with compassion, faith and excellence is the cornerstone of our community outreach efforts, and we are pleased to take part in health-related events throughout the year. We participate in many community events, including health fairs, career days, and environmental stewardship projects.

If you have an event and would like to request our attendance, please complete and email the Community Event Request Form. We ask that requests are received within 6 weeks of the event to ensure adequate coverage.

**All teammates attend events on a voluntary basis. Though it is not common, it’s possible that we may not have teammates available to attend all events, so we recommend pulling from other resources as well.

Community Sponsorships

Roper St. Francis is honored to help support other organizations that promote health and serve our community, so that together we are able to make a difference in the lives of people, and in particular the underprivileged, of our community.

The IRS has specific guidelines for nonprofit health systems on how community investment funds are spent and what is considered charitable. These changes started in 2016, so below are the guidelines to help community organizations understand what is now required of Roper St. Francis for community investment opportunities.

In an effort to give equal access to the funds, we will be accepting applications for the 2020 funding cycle from October 1 – October 31, 2019.

Please feel free to contact our Community Services Program Manager, Tara Tsehlana, for any questions about your application and/or the new process.


  • Must be a 501(c)(3)
  • Must be working to positively impact a prioritized need identified in our 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (information included on the application document)
  • Funds must be directed to program services rather than fundraising events
  • Request cannot have a primary marketing purpose
  • Must have a health tie-in

Download an application here.

Email your completed application to Tara Tsehlana or mail to:

149 St. James Ave
Goose Creek, SC 29445

Access to Healthcare

Roper St. Francis provides uninsured patients a number of ways in which to access health care.

One way is through our financial assistance program.

If you are currently an inpatient without insurance, there are other options to assist you. A representative of the finance office will meet with you and/or your family to help you decide which choices might be the best for you.

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