Roper St. Francis Healthcare’s (Charleston, S.C.) Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital in Summerville, S.C., is planning to more than double in size within four years. The expansion is part of a new strategic plan.

The healthcare system’s certificate of need was approved to build an additional four-story tower on its campus.

The $193 million project will take the hospital’s beds from 50 to 100 and add 200,000 square feet of space to the current 116,000-square-foot hospital.

It will also include:

  • 21 patient care bays in the emergency department for a total of 35
  • Four new operating rooms for a total of eight
  • Expanded pharmacy and lab areas.

The project is scheduled open by 2026.