Compassionate Care. Intensive Treatment.
Caring for patients with specialized needs.
ContinueCARE Hospital at Hendrick Medical Center will be sitting for the CIHQ Center of Excellence Accreditation in September.
What is an LTACH?
A Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) serves the needs of patients with medically complex conditions, especially those suffering from multisystem complications and needing extended recovery times – a hospital stay that is often 25 days or more. A patient is usually admitted after a short-term, acute-care hospital stay. After care in an LTACH, many patients are then able to transition from the LTACH to acute rehab, skilled nursing or go home. Hospice care is also a post-acute treatment option for patients with a terminal disease who have a life expectancy of six months or less.
As an LTACH, ContinueCARE Hospital at Hendrick Medical Center develops a continuum of care between the acute and long-term phases of a patient’s illness.
Our innovative and distinctive physician-driven approach allows us to bring new meaning to the “hospital-within-a-hospital” model. As a separate, fully licensed and staffed hospital, we are able to provide intensive and complex medical treatment to patients requiring longer lengths of stay for acute-care.
We have specialty programs designed to meet the needs of long term, acutely ill patients with conditions including ventilator dependence, respiratory failure, chronic pulmonary problems, complex and severe wounds, and infections requiring long term antibiotic therapy. LTACH facilities also provide physical, occupational, speech and nutritional therapies, as well as pain management.
Patients and families are invited to attend our weekly interdisciplinary team conference where patient goals are reviewed each week. Patients and families may also request to meet with the team at a more convenient time.
Employee of the Quarter
Abby Crawford, Charge Nurse
Abby Crawford was selected as employee of the quarter for her dedication and organization. She even spent seven days at the hospital during a recent snowstorm.
Awards and Designations
ContinueCARE Hospital at Hendrick Medical Center was awarded three-year accreditation by the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ), effective September 12, 2020.
Message from Our CEO
The staff and I feel honored to have the privilege of providing your healthcare needs. Our goal is to provide the care our patients need with compassion, dignity and respect.
With an exceptional staff, advanced technology and amrange of support services, we provide you with excellent healthcare in a warm, professional environment.
At ContinueCARE Hospital at Hendrick Medical Center, each of our team members is committed to providing you with the best possible experience, by demonstrating our Core Values of R.I.S.E. (Respect. Integrity. Stewardship. Excellence.).
Please let us know how we can help you.