About Our Hospital
Committed to Care
ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist provides care with an interdisciplinary approach, developing individualized care plans, encouraging family and/or caregiver participation, to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Our hospital is licensed under Medicare as a long-term acute care hospital, providing care for critically ill and medically complex patients who require a longer acute care stay than a traditional hospital.
We enjoy the best of both worlds by having relationships with larger systems, yet maintaining a small hospital atmosphere.
Our Mission is to serve the medical needs of the critically and chronically ill in South Carolina through quality care as well as focused, evidence based best practices that yield the best possible outcomes for our patients.
To make our community healthier by providing high quality, cost effective, customer-focused health care services.
Chief Executive Officer
John came from ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Madisonville in Madisonville, Ky., where he served a dual role as CEO/CNO. While in Madisonville, John led an effort to turn around hospital operations and improve physician alignment. John is an experienced healthcare leader with a proven business acumen and track record of success. John has served in various administrative leadership positions in both acute care and LTACH hospital settings over his 27 year career. John is also a Registered Nurse who holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management.
Chief Nursing Officer
Michelle Urban, RN
Throughout Michele’s dynamic nursing career, she has held various nursing leadership positions in Massachusetts and Connecticut hospitals, including 14 years as VP of Patient Care Services at Johnson Memorial Medical Center in CT, and most recently as CAO/CNO and Vice President of Patient Care Services for Baystate Noble Hospital in MA. Michele holds a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, Associate in Science in Nursing from Ona Wilcox School of Nursing, Middletown, CT, and a Bachelor of Arts from Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ.
ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist operates in collaboration with our host hospital, Prisma Health Baptist Hospital, a 352-bed medical center. As part of this agreement, we lease space and purchase certain ancillary services from our host hospital.
We measure our success based on the level of satisfaction expressed by our patients, physicians, our host hospital, our staff, payors and regulators. Please let us know if we have met and satisfied your needs.