Kershaw County News


Post Date:11/26/2018 1:00 PM

November 26, 2018

Media Contact
Lauren Branham Reeder
Public Information Officer
Kershaw County

Johnny Deal
Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Kershaw County, SC – KershawHealth recently expanded their healthcare services in Kershaw County with The Senior Retreat – offering geriatric psychiatric services for patients 65 years or older. Located at KershawHealth’s main campus in Camden, The Senior Retreat is over $2 million in new capital investment and is projected to create 24 jobs with an annual payroll of $1.4 million.   

 “We are very excited to bring this vital new service to our community. The newly renovated facility is beautiful. But I’m most proud of the first-class team we’ve assembled to deliver the very best care for our patients. This is a true gem for KershawHealth,” stated Terry Gunn, CEO of KershawHealth.

 Opened in October 2018, The Senior Retreat offers comprehensive, compassionate psychiatric care delivered on a secure, state of the art inpatient unit with expert medical care only steps away.  A multidisciplinary team consisting of psychiatrists, nurses, nurse aides, activities therapists and social workers provide intensive therapeutic programming for seniors displaying acute psychiatric symptoms.  Patients at The Senior Retreat are typically stabilized within 10-12 days and then are able to return to their home.

“It’s a great day in Kershaw County when we invest in the health and well-being of our citizens,” said Julian Burns, Kershaw County Chairman. “I thank KershawHealth for being a community partner and for their continued efforts to provide quality patient care.”

For more information regarding the services at The Senior Retreat, please call 803.713.6293.


Founded by local citizens in 1913 as the Camden Hospital, KershawHealth maintains the mission of providing high quality, cost effective personal care. Today, KershawHealth’s comprehensive healthcare system includes facilities in Bethune, Camden, Elgin, Kershaw, and Lugoff. From advanced diagnostics to minimally-invasive surgery and cancer treatment options, KershawHealth provides a wide range of diagnostic, medical, surgical, emergency and urgent care, rehabilitation, post-acute care services, home health and hospice care, general and specialty physician services, and geriatric psychiatric treatment.



Pictured at The Senior Retreat Ribbon Cutting: Susan Burroughs, Chief Operations Officer, Kershaw Health; Joanna Craig, Camden City Council; Angela Nettles, Vice President of Human Resources, Kershaw Health; Alfred Mae Drakeford, Mayor of Camden,; Susan Fox, Senior Vice President of Clinical Services, Signet Health; Melissa Emmons, Mayor of Elgin; Dr. Tallulah Holmstrom, Chief Medical Officer, Kershaw Health; Martha Baker, Chief Quality Officer, Kershaw Health; Kim Thierrien, Community Education Coordinator, The Senior Retreat; Mike Bunch, former Chief Financial Officer, Kershaw Health; Dr. Kevin Nasky, Medical Director, The Senior Retreat; Maggie Davis, Chamber of Commerce; Richard Bjarnesen, Program Director, The Senior Retreat; Amy Kinard, Executive Director, Chamber of Commerce; Dan Miller, Chamber of Commerce; Kimberly Dixon, President, Chamber of Commerce, and Terry Gunn, CEO, Kershaw Health.


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