Does the patient have multiple system failures? Is the patient dependent on a ventilator with potential for weaning? Is the patient in need of intensive wound care? Is the patient too medically unstable for transfer to a lower level of care? Is the patient's rehabilitation compromised by acute medical issues? Is the patient in the intensive care unit?
Long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) have a niche role in the health care system providing coordinated medical care to critically ill patients with complex conditions over an extended period of time. Extended Care Hospital of SWLA is a specialty hospital focused on long term acute care for patients. Patients may be referred to Extended Care Hospital of SWLA via:
Acute Care Hospital
Wound Care Center
Skilled Nursing Facility
. Diagnoses Extended hospitalization may be necessary for patients experiencing complications from:
Congestive Heart Failure
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Closed Head Injuries
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