Compassionate Care. Intensive Treatment.

Caring for patients with specialized needs.


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What is an LTACH?

A Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) serves the needs of patients with medically complex conditions, especially those suffering from multisystem complications and needing extended recovery times – a hospital stay that is often 25 days or more. A patient is usually admitted after a short-term, acute-care hospital stay. After care in an LTACH, many patients are then able to transition from the LTACH to acute rehab, skilled nursing or go home. Hospice care is also a post-acute treatment option for patients with a terminal disease who have a life expectancy of six months or less.

As an LTACH, ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Paducah develops a continuum of care between the acute and long-term phases of a patient’s illness.

Our innovative and distinctive physician-driven approach allows us to bring new meaning to the “hospital-within-a-hospital” model. As a separate, fully licensed and staffed hospital, we are able to provide intensive and complex medical treatment to patients requiring longer lengths of stay for acute-care.

We have specialty programs designed to meet the needs of long term, acutely ill patients with conditions including ventilator dependence, respiratory failure, chronic pulmonary problems, complex and severe wounds, and infections requiring long term antibiotic therapy. LTACH facilities also provide physical, occupational, speech and nutritional therapies, as well as pain management.

Patients and families are invited to attend our weekly interdisciplinary team conference where patient goals are reviewed each week. Patients and families may also request to meet with the team at a more convenient time.

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Featured Services

Ventilator Weaning

Care required to transition patients from the ventilator while treating any additional injuries or complications.

Wound Care

Comprehensive wound management for patients with severe burns, pressure ulcers and other serious wounds.

Medically Complex

Care for patients with serious infections, uncontrolled diabetes, cancer and many other conditions requiring intensive and acute care.

Pulmonary Care

Care for patients with severe emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia and other related conditions.

Join Our Team!

We are hiring several new team members. If you thrive in an environment where you know your patients and their families, a career with us may be just the right prescription for success.

Awards and Designations

These awards and designations are evidence of our team’s professionalism and hard work. 

  • Three-year CIHQ Accreditation received in 2016, 2018 and 2021.
  • CIHQ Center of Excellence in Long Term Acute Care in 2018.
  • In 2021, awarded CIHQ Center of Excellence in Respiratory and Nursing. 

Message from Our CEO

The staff and I feel honored to have the privilege of providing your healthcare needs. Our goal is to provide the care our patients need with compassion, dignity and respect.

With exceptional staff, advanced technology and range of support services, we provide you with excellent healthcare in a warm, professional environment.

At ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Paducah, each of our team members is committed to providing you with the best possible experience, by demonstrating our Core Values of Collaboration, Respect,  Integrity, Stewardship and Excellence.

Please let us know how we can help you.

Best regards,

Lee Gentry