- What is Cornerstone Hospital?
- It is a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTAC)
- Multi-site system
- Interdisciplinary approach
- Why refer a patient to Cornerstone Hosptial?
- Daily physician visits
- Once a physician is credentialed, he/she can follow their patients or they can request one of the staff physicians to follow their patients during hospitalization - patients are sent back to referring physician upon discharge
- 24 hour in-house nursing care and Respiratory Therapy
- ACLS trained nurses and RTs
- Rehabilitation Services (PT, OT, ST)
- What is an LTAC Hospital?
Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACHs) are specialty care hospitals designed for extended stay patients with chronic conditions. Patients are admitted to LTACHs following treatment in a traditional acute care hospital, but they no longer require intensive diagnostic procedures. The care provided is more individualized and resource-intensive than is provided in a skilled nursing facility or nursing home.
LTACHs operate as freestanding facilities or as a "hospital within a hospital," with each type of facility operating under a different set of regulations. The average length of stay for LTACH patients is 25 days or greater. Under Medicare guidelines, patients admitted to LTACHs must be in need of hospitalization for greater than 25 days and typically have multiple or complex medical complications.
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