About Our Hospital 

Committed to Care

Carolinas ContinueCARE Hospital at University 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.

As an LTACH, Carolinas ContinueCARE Hospital at University 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, and nutritional therapies, as well as pain management.

We enjoy the best of both worlds by having relationships with larger systems, yet maintaining a small hospital atmosphere.

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Featured Success Story


Our mission is to provide high-quality, compassionate care and service to all our patients; treating every patient, visitor, staff member and physician as guests in our home.


Our vision is to be the premier provider of Long Term Acute Care in our region with measurable outcomes in a cost effective manner.


C – Compassion
C – Care
A – Accountable
R – Respect
E – Empathy

Chief Executive Officer

Derek Murzyn

Derek Murzyn has been on board leading excellence in patient care delivery since May of 2016. Formerly, he was Executive Director for Kindred Healthcare’s Hospital Division of five acute-care hospitals in Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia.

Chief Nursing Officer

Cyndi Hodge, MSN RN HACP

Cyndi joined our team in May of 2018, and has more than 20 years of exemplary experience as a nurse leader and manager.

Our Facility

Carolinas ContinueCARE Hospital at University operates in collaboration with Carolinas HealthCare System. As part of this agreement, we purchase certain ancillary services from Carolinas HealthCare System. We are located on the fourth floor of Carolinas HealthCare System University. 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.