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Roper Rehabilitation Hospital

Roper Rehabilitation Hospital, located within Roper Hospital, is a 66-bed inpatient “hospital within a hospital” nationally recognized for excellence in helping people overcome disabling injury or illness and reach their fullest functional potential. Since opening in 1992, our excellent team has been committed to making every moment of our patients’ recovery matter. 78% of our patients recover enough to return to independent living rather than an institutional care setting.

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What We Do

Roper Rehabilitation Hospital is the only facility in the Lowcountry that has accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Additionally, Roper Rehabilitation Hospital is:

  • One of only five in South Carolina to be awarded the Adult Inpatient Rehabilitation accreditation.
  • One of only two rehabilitation hospitals in the state with CARF accreditation in Brain Injury Specialty (inpatient and outpatient) and Spinal Cord Injury Specialty (inpatient and outpatient)
  • One of only three facilities in the state to be awarded the Stroke Specialty accreditation from CARF.

Our team of physicians, all board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, include:

  • Dr. Joseph Livesay, our Roper Rehabilitation Hospital and Stroke program medical director, who has over 15 years of experience
  • Dr. David Powell, our Spinal Cord Specialty and Brain Injury Specialty programs medical director, who certified in Spinal Cord Injury and Brain Injury medicine.
  • Dr. James Warmoth, who has over 30 years of experience

Currently 94% of our eligible registered nurses have obtained CRRN (Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse). Our therapy staff members have specialty training as Neurological Clinical Specialists (NCS), Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialists, Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS), Assistive Technology Professional (ATP), and Certified Kinesio Tapping Practitioner (CKTP).

Common Conditions Treated

  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Congenital (birth) deformities
  • Amputation
  • Major multiple trauma
  • Brain injury
  • Neurological disorders (Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain Barre, Parkinson’s, peripheral neuropathy, etc.)
  • Fracture of femur (hip fracture)
  • Pelvic fracture that disrupts the pelvic circle
  • Active, polyarticular rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and seronegative arthropathies*
  • Systematic vasculidities with joint inflammation*
  • Severe or advanced osteoarthritis*
  • Knee or hip joint replacement if:
    • Bilateral
    • Patient at least 85 years of age or
    • Body Mass Index (BMI) of 50 or greater

* Additional criteria must also be met

The Roper Rehabilitation Hospital by the numbers: View report.

Art of Healing Program

Roper Rehabilitation Hospital is one of the first in the nation to offer Art of Healing. This wonderful program allows patients to choose the art that will be hung in their room to help inspire their recovery. All of the art has been donated by local artists and photographers.

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