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Why Choose the Roper Rehab Hospital

Reasons to Choose Roper Rehab Hospital

  • Roper Rehabilitation Hospital (RRH) is a hospital within a hospital. Other facilities located outside of a hospital must transport patients in emergencies. At RRH patients have immediate access to critical care doctors and intensive care units.
  • We get patients home. 83% of our patients were discharged home compared to 81% nationally.
  • Staff on the unit are dedicated to the highest quality. Over 80% of our eligible registered nurses
    have obtained their certification as rehab nurses and we have therapists certified in brain injury and
    neurodevelopmental techniques.
  • Roper Rehabilitation Hospital has a full kitchen and a “Real Life Room” with a car to practice your day
    to day skills.
  • The Rapid Response and Stroke Teams are readily available in an emergency.
  • Dialysis is available at Roper Hospital and is scheduled to coordinate with therapy schedules.
  • Recreational Therapy is available for patients to assist with community re-entry.
  • Since 2007, Roper Rehabilitation Hospital was in the top 10% nationally six out of seven years
    and was the top performer two of those years for overall quality of patient care.
  • Dr. James Warmoth, Medical Director for the unit, has over thirty years of inpatient rehabilitation
    experience. Dr. Jeffrey Tubbs, who oversees our spinal cord injury program, is fellowship trained in
    spinal cord injury.
  • Roper Rehabilitation Hospital is the only CARF accredited inpatient rehab hospital in the Lowcountry. RRH is accredited as both a general rehab unit and a stroke specialty unit.


Staff Expertise
Roper Rehabilitation Hospital supports on-going training and certification for all staff. Therapists are certified in brain injury, neuro-developmental training, driving assessment, and neuro-IFRA. All nurses are encouraged to sit for the rehabilitation certification for nursing. Roper Rehabilitation has over 80% of eligible registered nurses certified in rehabilitation nursing- leading the nation in the number of certified nurses.

The unit has five expert physiatrists trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Recently, the unit added a spinal cord injury fellowship trained physiatrist who will assist with building our planned neuro/stroke unit coming in 2014 or 2015.