2200 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29203
Laura W. Hughes, RN, BSN, MPH
Facility Director

Notice of Privacy Practices


C. M. Tucker Nursing Care Center's mission is to provide excellence in resident care in an environment of concern and compassion that is respectful to others, adaptive to change and accountable for outcomes.


To be recognized as the standard of excellence in long term care.


  • Integrity of the individual

  • Partnership of residents, staff and families

  • Mutual respect and dignity

  • A safe environment which supports growth and independent

  • Technology, innovation and educational advancements

  • Continuous improvement for positive outcomes


In 1970, C.M. Tucker, Jr. Nursing Care Centerís development began with the opening of the John M. Fewell Pavilion.  This was followed by the E. Roy Stone Jr., Veterans Pavilion in 1971, and in 1983 the Frank L. Roddey Pavilion was opened.  All three pavilions are located on one campus at 2200 Harden Street, Columbia, South Carolina.  The facility provides long term care for the SCDMH with 528 licensed beds and participates in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.


All potential admissions to C.M. Tucker, Jr. Nursing Care Center must first be certified for nursing home care by the Department of Health and Human Services Regional Office and then reviewed and approved by the Admissions Committee using established criteria for skilled and intermediate nursing care.  Admissions are accepted without regard to sex, race, age, national origin, religion or handicap.

Medical Care

 We employ fully licensed primary care physicians experienced in long-term care.  A full nursing staff serves residents 24 hours a day, supervised by Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses.  Our medical staff and nursing staff offers a broad range of experience, with particular emphasis in geriatric and rehabilitative services. 

 Rehabilitation Services

Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech and Hearing Services are available to all residents upon referral by their physician.  Skilled therapy is provided by licensed professionals to facilitate the highest level of functioning in all areas of daily living.  These services work together to provide comprehensive treatment for communication, feeding, self-care skills, functional mobility, self-concept, and environmental adaptation.

Residents enjoy a full range of recreational and therapeutic activities under the supervision of trained and certified therapists and are encouraged to lead full, active lives.  Physical, emotional and social needs are incorporated into these programs.

Social Services and Pastoral Care

 Licensed social workers offer counseling, assistance in obtaining financial benefits and other important services to residents and their families.  The Pastoral Care Department employs full-time chaplains for residents and families who wish to participate in spiritual counseling.

Beauty and Barber Services

A licensed beautician/barber is employed to meet the residentsí grooming needs.

 Laundry Services

The facility provides a full service on-site laundry department.


E. Roy Stone Jr., Veterans Pavilion
click the title of Stone Pavilion to view its Web page