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Roper Hospice to manage Hospice of Charleston

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Roper Hospice, part of the Roper St. Francis health care system, has signed an agreement to assume management and operation of Hospice of Charleston starting in August.

Hospice of Charleston, located at 676 Wando Park Blvd. in Mount Pleasant, is one of the only inpatient hospice centers in the Lowcountry. The center is currently operated by Kindred at Home, with the nonprofit Bridges for End-of-Life as the site’s landlord. The nonprofit will continue as landlord when Roper Hospice takes over.

“Hospice of Charleston has a deeply rooted history in this community that Roper St. Francis respects and values,” said Karen Fraser, vice president of patient engagement and care coordination for Roper St. Francis. “We consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to successfully operate the inpatient hospice center, caring for patients and families who desperately need and deserve the highest-quality hospice care and services.”

Hospice of Charleston has a commercial kitchen, a family and guest kitchen, a sitting room with a children’s loft, meeting rooms and a chapel. Roper St. Francis said in a news release that it intends to keep the current staff at the 20-bed facility and that it hopes to use all of the facility’s beds.

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