Medical Services at Baptist Memorial Restorative Care Hospital
A patient may be admitted to Baptist Memorial Restorative Care Hospital under several indications, including:
- Patient having difficulty weaning from a ventilator.
- Stroke or cardiovascular patient requiring prolonged acute care.
- Patient with multi-system processes and multiple comorbidities, such as end-stage kidney disease or long-term lung obstruction, who is frequently readmitted to a hospital because they can’t be stabilized with home care or a nursing home.
- Patient with a complicated wound or ostomy (surgically created opening).
- Patient needs step-down or intermediate care after discharge from an intensive care unit (ICU).
What nearly all these stable—but medically fragile—adult patients have in common is the potential for improvement to one or both of the following outcomes:
- Transition to the lowest level of care possible.
- Achieve self-sufficiency for the patient or family, through education, support and rehabilitation therapies.
The hospital is a 30-bed facility with 16 ventilator rooms with the capacity of in-room dialysis.
Respiratory Diseases and Ventilator Weaning
In past years, patients on ventilators had to stay in an intensive care unit. Today, the continuum of care focuses on getting these patients out of ICUs and into a more appropriate level of care. Our multidisciplinary team of specialists has the experience and the technology needed to care for patients who need to be gradually taken off ventilation. We recognize the special needs of all patients, allowing them to progress at their own pace.
Wound Care and Ostomy Care
For patients with acute, chronic or complicated (not healing) wounds or surgical incisions, our multidisciplinary team of specialists has the experience and the technology needed to apply advanced therapies and proven clinical protocols in order to provide effective treatment options. Such wounds might include various classifications of ulcers (arterial, venous, pressure) as well as thermal/chemical burns and crush injuries.
We provide individualized assessments and therapy techniques driven by the patient’s abilities and goals.
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy