Long term acute care hospitals provide specialized acute care
for medically complex patients. These are patients who are critically
ill; have multi-system complications and/or failures and require
hospitalization, averaging a length of stay of 25 days or more,
in a facility offering specialized treatment programs and aggressive
clinical and therapeutic intervention on a 24 hour/ 7 day-a-week
basis. Many of these patients are admitted directly from a short
stay hospital intensive care unit with respiratory or ventilator-dependent
conditions or other complex medical conditions requiring aggressive
and continuous acute care services.
We at Allegiance Health Management focus on patient-centered outcomes
through an interdisciplinary approach. A physician directed professional
team that includes intensive case management work to move the patient
efficiently through the continuum of care.