RSFH Scores Nationally on Quality
RSFH again recognized for patient quality and excellence
Roper St. Francis Healthcare has earned national recognition for its commitment to patient safety and quality care. Continuing its journey to excellence, the system was recently recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review, The Joint Commission, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Critical Care Societies Collaborative, Consumer Reports and U.S. News & World Report.
Becker's Hospital Review
The healthcare publication released its list of 100 hospitals with great orthopedic programs. Roper Hospital was named to the list and was the only hospital in South Carolina to be included.
The Joint Commission
Roper Hospital and Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital have earned The Joint Commission’s Health Care Services Advanced Certification for their Palliative Care Programs — the first two hospitals in the Southeast to achieve this designation. The Palliative Care programs at Roper and Bon Secours St. Francis focus on the comfort and dignity of patients who are suffering from life-limiting illnesses. The certification recognizes their dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s rigorous standards.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Critical Care Societies Collaborative
Roper Hospital’s Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) was honored as part of a national awards program that highlights successful and sustained efforts to prevent hospital-acquired infections, specifically infections in critical care settings.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services partnered with the Critical Care Societies Collaborative (CCSC) to launch the awards program. To be recognized, facilities must demonstrate reduction in or eliminate of ventilator-associated pneumonia for 25 months or longer. They must also show national leadership in sharing their evidence-based initiatives to help improve clinical practice.
Of 61 hospitals in the state, Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital ranked no. 2 and Roper Hospital no. 7 in the for patient safety. The rankings were based on a study on 1,159 hospitals in 44 states with data collected from government and independent sources, interviews, medical literature and hospital inspections, with focus on six areas: infections; readmissions; communication; CT scanning; complications; and mortality.
U.S. News & World Report
Both Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital and Roper Hospital were named as Best Hospitals. Bon Secours St. Francis, ranked no. 4 in the state, was noted for four high-performing specialties (gastroenterology, orthopedics, pulmonary medicine, neurology and neurosurgery).
Roper Hospital, no. 5 in the state, was noted for three high-performing specialties (nephrology, urology and orthopedics).
"We are pleased to be recognized by several organizations as a top performing health system," said Todd Shuman, MD, chief quality officer, Roper St. Francis Healthcare. "Our culture continually emphasizes patient safety, optimization of patient outcomes and attention to the patients’ experience across our healthcare system. We applaud all the healthcare facilities in the state who share these commitments."