Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals

  • Using Teamwork and Communication to Help Your Loved One

    Operating as Select Specialty Hospitals and Regency Hospitals, our long-term acute care hospitals care for chronically critically ill or post-ICU patients who require extended hospital care.

    To care for this special type of patient, we form special teams of caregivers with different kinds of training. Led by doctors, our team members often include medical specialists, nurses, nutritionists, therapists and case managers.

    If your loved one is admitted, we will create an individualized treatment plan based on his or her health condition. Patients will have access to one or more of our specialized treatment teams. Beginning with the care conference, we will work hard to keep you informed on your loved one's status throughout the treatment plan.



    Report Card:

    Straight A's in Patient Satisfaction

    Did doctors treat you with courtesy and respect? A 3.8
    Did the doctors explain things in a way you could understand? A 3.9
    Were the goals of your treatment plan clearly explained to you? A 3.8
    Are you satisfied with the way the staff managed your pain? A 3.9
    Were your room and bathroom kept clean? A 3.7
    How likely are you to recommend this hospital to your friends and family? A 3.6
    Overall Patient Satisfaction Grade Point Average: A 3.8

    *These scores are based on a 4.0 scale. Scores reflect patient and family responses to questions about their perception of the care received at our hospital.
    Source: Select Medical internal data, 2011.

    Our patients often come to us with:

    • Respiratory and heart failure/disorders (requiring ventilator weaning or treatment for, emphysema, pneumonia or COPD)
    • Severe infections (such as sepsis or infectious diseases)
    • Wounds of many sorts (such as burns or pressure-related)
    • Post-surgery recovery complications (such as orthopedic complications or nutritional deficiencies)
    • Bladder and bowel impairments
    • Neurological or Post-Trauma conditions (such as stroke, spinal cord and head injuries or dysphagia)

    Our services include:

    • Multiple physician visits daily
    • 24-hour Nursing Care
    • An All-Registered Nurse nursing staff
    • 24-hour Respiratory Care
    • Physical therapy
    • Occupational therapy
    • Speech therapy
    • On-site pharmacy
    • Diagnostic radiology and laboratory services
    • Specialized Nursing Care (such as wound specialists)
    • Nutritional Care
    • Patient/Family Education
    • Dialysis
    • Innovative speaking devices for ventilator patients

    Specialty Hospital Leadership

    Samuel Hammerman, M.D. serves as chief medical officer. David Jarvis, M.D. serves as national medical director and chairs Select Medical’s national medical advisory board.

What People are Saying


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Select Specialty Hospital-Springfield, Missouri

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Select Specialty Hospital-Longview, Texas

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Select Specialty Hospital-Erie, Pennsylvania

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Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, New Jersey

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Select Specialty Hospital-Akron, Ohio

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Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, New Jersey

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Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, New Jersey

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Select Specialty Hospital-Denver, Colorado

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Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, New Jersey

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Select Specialty Hospital-Danville, Pennsylvania

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Select Specialty Hospital-Wichita, Kansas

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Select Specialty Hospital-Phoenix, Arizona

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Select Specialty Hospital-Macomb, Michigan

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