New Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) 

A “hospital within a hospital” to care for the most critical and complex medical and surgical conditions is now at SSM St. Joseph Health Center. The 33-bed Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) is in a newly renovated area of the hospital’s first floor. 

The LTACH is operated by Select Specialty Hospital and offers a variety of programs and services to match each patient’s acuity and individual needs. The company’s hospitals are state licensed, Medicare-certified and staffed with experienced healthcare professionals.  The area houses a therapy room for rehabilitation and offers 21 private and six semi-private beds.

Core programs offered in this facility include pulmonary/vent weaning, medical complexity, wound, renal, neuro/traumatic brain injury/trauma, infectious disease and cardiac care. Services depend on the complexity of the illness of each individual, but can include:

Daily physician visits

  • Multi-specialty medical staff
  • 24-hour nursing care
  • 24-hour respiratory care
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Case management and discharge planning
  • Patient and family education

The LTACH accepts Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurances. For more information, call Marsha Musgrave, RN, BSN, Director of Business Development, at
314-814-0280 or Jordan Tenenbaum, CEO, 314-346-7150.