Roper Hospital at Charleston, South Carolina, a part of Roper St. Francis Healthcare system, is the first community hospital in the Carolinas. Established in 1829 by the Medical Society of South Carolina, today's 453-bed acute facility is recognized for its high-quality health care services. As a trusted health care facility in the Lowcountry, Roper Hospital offers such medical specialties as cancer care, cardiology, gynecology, pediatrics, orthopedics, neuroscience, and sleep disorders. A full continuum of rehabilitation and emergency services also is provided. In addition, the hospital offers spiritual devotional services. Roper’s meditation area is open 24 hours. Various community outreach programs are conducted to benefit the public. Other facilities include a gift shop, ATM, and cafeteria.