2022 South Central Directory

L ONG -T ERM A CUTE C ARE (LTAC) h OSPITALS approach, involving the fam- ily, the physicians and all departments in setting these goals. They are staffed by physicians, nurses, respirato- ry therapists, case managers, physical and occupational therapists, dieticians and pharmacists. Patients bene- fit from an integrated approach of physician and nursing care, focused respi- ratory services and individu- alized therapies. In the environment of an LTAC hospital, highly per- sonalized and resource- intensive care is provided to promote healing and recov- ery. A variety of programs and services are offered, including those focused on Pulmonary/Ventilator Weaning, Infectious Disease and Complex Wound Care. Some LTAC hospitals oper- ate in freestanding facilities, while others operate as “hos-


uring the past 20 years, health care provided after the general acute hospitalization has become known as “post- acute” care, and long-term acute care (LTAC) hospitals play a crucial role in post acute care. LTAC hospitals are designed for patients who require a longer acute care hospitalization for critical and complex medical and surgical conditions. Most often these patients have serious medical conditions that require a level of care above that offered in a rehabilitation hospital or cen- ter, skilled nursing facility, sub- acute residential setting or other lower level of care. Patients admitted to an LTAC hospital tend to be medically complex with multiple med- ical issues due a chronic ill- ness; multiple injuries; trauma; and pulmonary, post-surgical and/or medical complications. Based upon their unique med- ical needs, LTAC hospital patients typically require an extended hospital stay of 25 days or more on average, dur- ing which time both short- and long-term goals are set. Many LTAC hospitals utilize a patient-centered team

pitals within hospitals” mean- ing that an LTAC hospital leas- es a floor or floors within a general acute care hospital or medical center, or is on the same campus. Once an LTAC hospital patient has reached their medical goals, they are typically discharged to differ- ent settings including home, a rehabilitation hospital, a skilled nursing facility or nurs- ing home. select specialty Hospital sidebar As the area’s only long-term acute care (LTAC) hospital, Select Specialty Hospital – Madison is a 58-bed hospital conveniently located at 801 Braxton Place. Since 2006, Select Specialty Hospital has provided care to medically complex and critically ill patients and is well-regarded for its experience in ventilator weaning and wound care. Select Specialty Hospital is committed to providing high-quality, com- passionate care that promotes returning each patient to the most productive and fulfilling life pos- sible, based on the patient’s abili- ty. The hospital can be reached directly at (608) 260-2703.

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