About Our Hospital 

Committed to Care

ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Paducah opened in the summer of 2015 as a 37-bed Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) located on the fifth floor of our host hospital, Baptist Health Paducah.

The hospital is a non-profit organization that provides care with an interdisciplinary approach, developing individualized care plans, encouraging family and/or caregiver participation, to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Our hospitals are licensed under Medicare as long-term acute care hospitals, providing care for critically ill and medically complex patients who require a longer acute care stay than a traditional hospital.

As the only LTACH in the area, we enjoy the best of both worlds by being in partnership with a 373-bed acute and skilled-care facility yet maintaining our small hospital atmosphere. Our employees are a dedicated team who work together delivering the best possible care for our patients. Since we have a longer length of stay, our staff has the opportunity to know patients and families. We believe spending quality time makes a difference. And we want to make a difference.

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To provide quality long-term, acute-care and a healing environment for our patients, using Christian values as our guide.


To be a premier Long Term Acute Care hospital in Kentucky, committed to restoring the individual patient’s highest quality of life and the healing of their body, mind, and spirit.



Chief Executive Officer

Lee Gentry

Chief Nursing Officer

Kandace Skabo, APRN

Our Facility

ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Paducah operates in collaboration with our host hospital, Baptist Health Paducah. As part of this agreement, we lease space and purchase certain ancillary services from our host hospital.

Our host hospital’s mission serves as the foundation for our mission: “Baptist Health demonstrates the love of Christ by providing and coordinating care and improving health in our communities.”

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.