About Our Hospital
Acute Care Services
An LTACH takes care of serious medical problems for patients who are stable, but still very sick with complex medical conditions that require a longer length of stay. In many cases, patients are transferred from a community hospital to an LTACH because they need a longer recovery time and around-the-clock care.
A major focus of the Pulmonary Program is the hospital’s ventilator weaning program. We provide the specialized care required to transition patients from the ventilator while treating any additional injuries or complications. Ventilator patients are also supported with pulmonary therapy, nutritional support and physical rehabilitation.
The Pulmonary Program cares for patients with severe emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia and other related conditions. The treatment offered for patients with pulmonary disease includes respiratory therapy, physical strengthening, energy conservation, breathing techniques, nutrition, and patient and family education.
Our team offers comprehensive wound management for patients with severe burns, pressure ulcers and other serious wounds. Many times treatment is complicated by other complex medical issues such as diabetes or ostomy treatment, and our team offers special expertise in comprehensive wound management for LTACH patients. The treatment plan for wound care patients may include specialized therapies, infection control, physical and occupational therapy, and patient and family education.
The Medically Complex Program is designed to treat patients with serious infections, uncontrolled diabetes, cancer and many other conditions requiring intensive/acute care. The treatment plan for patients with medically complex problems may include surgery, nutritional support, IV medications, physical rehabilitation, and patient and family education.
Patients with complicated medical conditions can be more susceptible to infectious diseases due to compromised immune symptoms. Patients with these conditions benefit from our team’s specialized expertise treating life-threatening infections such as pneumonia, COVID, AIDS and hepatitis, shingles, and meningitis.
Patients who become seriously ill with COVID often need specialized assistance for ventilator weaning and other pulmonary treatments in a hospital setting for several weeks. For patients who need it, our multidisciplinary team can treat heart inflammation or other complications.
For patients with traumatic brain injury, our team also includes specialists to monitor intracranial pressure and minimize secondary damage due to inflammation, bleeding or reduced oxygen supply to the brain. As the patient stabilizes, the physical therapist, speech therapist and occupational therapist will put together a plan to improve mobility, communication and daily living skills.
The ContinueCARE Difference
ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist offers several unique benefits for patients and family members:
- We provide care with an interdisciplinary approach with a care team of specialists working together for optimal patient outcomes.
- Each patient will have an individualized care plan based on their needs and preferences
- We encourage family and/or caregiver participation and keep loved ones informed every step of the way