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
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.