1330 India Hook Road
Rock Hill, South Carolina

(803) 328-5000
(800) 345-6026

 

About

About

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide services that inspire, encourage, and empower seniors, while demonstrating the love of Christ to support individual well-being.

Our Vision

To lead senior services by initiating innovative change, providing creative alternatives for life’s journey, while anticipating and meeting tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities.

Our Values

Using faith in God as our foundation, we serve and honor others with purpose: Integrity, Respect, Excellence, Enrichment.

History

Westminster Presbyterian Center, Inc. was established for the purpose of operating a non-profit, church-sponsored, Christian retirement and health care center for Westminster Presbyterian Church of Rock Hill, South Carolina and the larger community. What began as a vision in the early 1970s became reality in June 1989 as the Towers opened its doors for its first residents; those who may have retired from work but not from life.

In 1997, Westminster Towers became the first retirement campus in South Carolina to be accredited by the national Continuing Care Accreditation Commission, and remains one of the approximately 14 percent nationally that are accredited today.

In July, 2001, construction of a replacement for the skilled nursing/rehabilitation center was completed to include 22 additional beds. This project received national design awards and remains a beautiful addition to our campus of services.

Today, our community offers 129 Independent Living apartment homes, 29 Assisted Living suites, 22 Medicare Certified Short Term Rehabilitation rooms and 44 Long Term Care rooms.

Our Campus Home Health Program was implemented to assist residents with support of clinical services while remaining in independent apartments at the Towers.

Leadership

JIM THOMASON

Chief Executive Officer

Jim serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Towers. He grew up in Jackson, Tennessee. He has been a licensed long term care administrator since 1983 and is dually licensed in South Carolina for Nursing Home and Community Resident Care. In addition, he is nationally qualified as a Health Services Executive (HSE) through the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards in Washington, DC, and is a Registered Housing Manager (RHM) through the National Center for Housing Management. He has served since 1983 in the roles of a licensed administrator, regional director, and CEO of retirement communities.

Jim earned his undergraduate degree from Union University and graduate degrees from both the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Webster University. In addition, he completed five units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) from Geisinger Medical Center which served as a catalyst to begin his career in healthcare and long term care administration. Lynn and Jim are proud parents of one son, Richard, who is a licensed commercial real estate broker.

KEVIN JOHNSON

Chief Financial Officer

Kevin M. Johnson oversees all financial dealings of Westminster Presbyterian Center, Inc. Johnson’s vast experience includes serving as CFO with several companies such as, SearStone Retirement Community, Carillon Assisted Living, Southern Lumber Inc., and Bartley RF Systems. Within the senior housing industry, he has experience with multi-site senior care facilities and securing financing for long-term-care projects.

Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York. He has also been involved with the Financial Executives Networking Group since 2006.

MICHELLE COOKHORNE

Campus Administrator

Michelle Cookhorne, BSN, RN, NHA has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including skilled rehabilitation centers and CCRCs. Michelle received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Virginia and was previously the Healthcare Administrator for The Carriage Club Providence (Brookdale Senior Living). Originally from Brooklyn, New York, she is happily married to Christopher and has five wonderful children.

WESTMINSTER TOWERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

• John Barnes, Jr.

• Robert Breakfield

• James Bright, Chair

• Marty Cope

• Kristen Davis Rhyne, Ex Officio

• John Gabrenas, Jr.

• Matt Griffin

• Senator Robert W. Hayes, Vice Chair

• Anne Harty

• Richard Heckard

• Dr. Mike Honeycutt, Ex Officio

• Sigmon Huitt, Treasurer

• Randy Imler

• Dr. John Little, Jr., Secretary

• John D. Rinehart

• Dr. Rion Rutledge

• Rev. R.F. Sprinkle, Jr., Ex Officio

• Dr. Elvin Walker (Emeritus)

EHO and CARF