Roper St. Francis Healthcare Selects Diversified Professionals, Inc.

by | Apr 13, 2020

Diversified Professionals, Inc. (DPI), a long-established anesthesia care company, has been selected by Roper St. Francis Healthcare to manage their anesthesia services at two facilities: Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina and Berkeley Hospital in Goose Creek, South Carolina. DPI’s anesthesia team includes highly experienced anesthesiologists and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) who are committed to delivering the highest quality anesthesia care possible to patients of the Roper St. Francis Healthcare system.

May 1, 2020 marks the first day of DPI’s service to Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in Charleston. The 204-bed hospital offers 24-hour emergency care, private birthing suites and labor/delivery units, a distinguished Magnet-designated nursing program and numerous Centers of Excellence, including Neuro-Spine and Orthopedics. It is also designated as a Baby Friendly hospital.

June 1, 2020 marks the first day of DPI’s service to Berkeley Hospital in Goose Creek. This 50-bed facility is the first full-service hospital in its county in 45 years, serving as an important provider of comprehensive healthcare services in its region. It offers 24-hour emergency care, an intensive care unit, a mother and baby unit and conducts services including cardiology, endoscopy, general surgery, oncology, orthopedics, urology and more.

“As a company with strong ties to the anesthesia community in South Carolina, DPI is proud to partner with Roper St. Francis Healthcare,” said DPI Chief Executive Officer John Sikes, CRNA, MBA, ACHE. “We look forward to meeting the needs of surgeons and patients at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital and Berkeley Hospital while offering a fresh perspective on the most effective ways to deliver high quality anesthesia care to our patients.”

Chris McLain, MD, Chief Physician Officer and Anthony Jackson, Chief Operating Officer for Roper St. Francis Healthcare said the decision to choose DPI was made with significant input from the system’s physician leaders and senior staff. “We feel confident our anesthesia partners will continue Roper St. Francis Healthcare’s tradition of delivering high quality surgical, labor and delivery, and procedural care to our community,” they said in a joint statement.

About DPI
Founded in 2003 by a group of anesthesia professionals, DPI has grown to become a multi-faceted company serving a growing base of clients throughout the Southeast. DPI focuses its business expertise on the delivery of high quality, safe and cost-effective anesthesia care. For more information, visit