ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist

ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist, formerly known as InterMedical Hospital of South Carolina, is a 35-bed Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH). Located in the heart of Columbia, S.C., our hospital is specifically licensed to provide care for critically ill patients who require daily physician and staff attention for complex medical issues.


As the only LTACH in the area, we enjoy the best of both worlds by being in partnership with a 413-bed acute and skilled-care facility yet maintaining our small hospital atmosphere. Our 150+ 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.

ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist is a separate, fully licensed acute-care hospital with the ability to provide intensive and complex medical treatment. Our specialty programs are specifically designed to meet the needs of long-term, acute-care patients.
Please explore our Website to learn more about our hospital, the specialty care we provide, career opportunities, and the benefits of being a part of our great team of professionals.

CIHQ Accredication and Center of Excellence

On September 25, 2017, ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist was awarded three-year accreditation by the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ), with designation as a CIHQ Center of Excellence in long-term acute care.

“Not every community is fortunate to have a long-term acute care hospital to care for patients with complex medical conditions, ” said Tom Harlan, hospital CEO. “We provide high quality care in a compassionate environment for very sick patients – every day. This designation reflects our commitment to providing the highest level of quality healthcare to our community.”


Please feel free to call Administration for any additional information about ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist or for career opportunities. We appreciate your interest and look forward to talking with you!

Admissions: (803) 296-3757
Human Resources: (803) 296-3126
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About Columbia, SC

We love serving the city of Columbia. As the capital of South Carolina, the city is home to the University of South Carolina. Columbia also boasts wide avenues, historical sites, museums, galleries, and lively music venues. Natural amenities available in Columbia and Richland County include a national park, lake, canal, city parks and three rivers. Residents enjoy beautiful residential areas, solid business opportunities and a rich culture. For more information about Columbia, please click here.