About Our Hospital
ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Paducah is led by a close-knit team of professionals who share a philosophy to provide compassionate, high-quality health care services. Our multidisciplinary team consists of physicians, nurses, therapists, dietitians, social workers, case managers, pharmacists and other professionals who work together on every aspect of patient care.
Lee Gentry, CEO
Lee Gentry serves as Chief Executive Officer for ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Paducah, Paducah, Ky. An outstanding and inspiring leader, Lee has strength in mentoring others and building relationships. His healthcare background includes experience in multiple environments including post-acute care facilities, short-term care, rural health clinics, rehabilitation, nursing home and home health. Before joining our leadership team in December of 2019, he was an Administrator with Baptist Health Extended Care Hospital in Little Rock, AR. Lee received a Bachelor of Business Administration along with a Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR.
Kandice Skabo, APRN, Chief Nursing Officer
Kandice Skabo, RN, serves as Chief Nursing Officer for ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Paducah. Through her leadership and oversight, the hospital has achieved CIHQ designation as a Center of Excellence. Her prior roles at ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Paducah include Director of Quality Management, charge nurse, and staff nurse when she joined our team in July of 2015. Kandice received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Murray State University, Murray, Ky. and a Master of Science in Nursing, South University, Savannah, GA. She is also an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the state of Kentucky.
Scott Wilson, MD, Medical Director
Scott Wilson, MD, serves as Medical Director for ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Paducah and ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Madisonville. He is an Internal Medicine specialist and oversees all aspects of quality patient care.
Regina Brown, MSN, RN, Quality Director/Infection Control
Regina Brown, MSN RN, has served as Director of Quality Management since June of 2021. She has a strong background in acute care in ICU and ER settings, but loves LTACH specialty care. She first came to our facility as a traveling nurse in 2015, and worked for brief periods in other facilities, including the Baptist Health Paducah ICU/CCU. Regina began her career as an LPN, bridged to RN, then earned her Master’s in Nursing in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care through Walden University. She resides on a farm in Dexter, MO, with her extended family and many pets.
Debbie Byars, RRT, Respiratory Lead
Debbie has been a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) since 1986. She started in an acute care hospital, working as registered polysomnography technician in sleep lab. She also worked as a Respiratory Therapist in DME home care. She joined ContinueCARE in 2016, and became ContinueCARE’s Respiratory Lead in 2017.