What is a LTACH (Long Term Acute Care Hospital)?

Long Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACH) are designed to care for critically ill and medically complex patients who require several weeks in a hospital.

Long Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACH) are designed to care for critically ill and medically complex patients who require several weeks in a hospital setting. Typical patients have multiple co-morbidities, multi-organ system failure, and significant loss of independence following a traditional hospital stay. Specialty programs include: Complex Respiratory and Ventilator Weaning, Medically Complex Conditions and Extensive Complex Wound Care managed by our Board Certified Specialty Physicians.

Our Complex Respiratory and Ventilator Weaning Programs are managed by our Pulmonologists and partners from The Oregon Clinic. Designed to address the needs of patients during and after mechanical and non-invasive ventilation, our program works to ensure that each patient achieves their fullest recovery potential.  Our highly skilled treatment teams are led by the Pulmonologist working in conjunction with our Hospitalists and ACLS-certified Nurses and Respiratory Therapists.   With a commitment to identifying and maintaining best clinical practices, our program is specialized in the treatment of Respiratory Failure, CHF and COPD exacerbations, Pneumonia, Emphysema and Respiratory conditions with high oxygen needs.

Our Complex Wound Care Program is designed and staffed to treat medically complex patients with a broad range of complex wounds. Using a multidisciplinary approach our Hospitalist and Specialty Surgeons work with our Wound Care Certified Nurses and Dieticians to conduct a complete diagnostic assessment of each patient before developing an individualized plan of care. We specialize in the treatment of: Post-Surgical Wounds, Stage III and IV Pressure Ulcers, Vascular Ulcers, Fistulas, Wound Dehiscence, Complex Ostomies and Wound Debridement.

We specialize in aggressive goal-directed care that requires an Interdisciplinary Team approach to care and recovery. This team includes Hospitalists who assess patients daily, Specialty Physicians, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Pharmacists, Nutritionists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, and Case Management. This collaborative team coordinates care so each patient has the best individual outcome.

Some of our specialty services include: 24/7 coverage by Hospitalists, Pulmonologists onsite 5 days/week and on-call 24/7, Consulting Physicians include Surgeons, Infectious Disease and Nephrologists. We offer Cardiac Care and Telemetry Monitoring, Specialized Post-Surgical Care, onsite Chronic and Acute Hemodialysis, onsite Pharmacy, Laboratory and Radiology Services.

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