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Complex Medical Care

About Complex Medical Care

Gaylord's Medically Complex Program specializes in providing care to patients who require extended intensive medical care, usually 25-30 days. Our unique services provide physicians and their patients an effective option to fill the widening gap between short-term acute care hospitals and other discharge options. We focus on improving the lives and medical condition of patients who may be critically ill or have multiple diagnoses and need specialized daily physician and nursing care for their recovery or who are not yet ready to be transferred to a lower level of care, such as a skilled nursing facility or other sub-acute care. Because we are a specialty hospital, we understand the special needs of medically complex patients and can provide a plan of care to address the longer term goals of these patients.

All our medically complex patients receive care from a team of experts. Physicians on our medical staff are either board eligible or board certified in a broad array of specialties including internal medicine, pulmonology, and physical medicine/rehabilitation. Many of our nurses are ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) providers and many are specially trained in rehabilitation. These caregivers work with other members of the treatment team including nutritionists, therapists and case managers, to share information across medical disciplines and help you meet your recovery goals.

The Complex Medical Program

Patients come to the Complex Medical Care Program from the acute care hospital and are often dealing with multiple diseases or conditions that can include end-stage lung disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, post-surgical complications, and open wounds. Some patients arrive on a ventilator due to illness or injury and require ventilator weaning. The rooms in Milne Pavilion, where the program is housed, are equipped with cardiac monitoring and telemetry equipment. Our satellite gym allows for easy access to therapy close to patient rooms.

 


Jane's Recovery

Jane, a nurse, was on vacation in St. Lucia when she was bitten by bug. She started feeling like she had the flu and then had to be carried onto her plane home. The taxi from the airport took her to the hospital where she lost circulation in her arms and legs. Her first amputation was her right leg above the knee. Days later her left arm was removed below the elbow and then right after that her left leg below the knee was amputated. Jane now walks with two lower leg prosthetics.

 


Information

Inpatient Admissions: (203) 284-2810

Admissions Fax: (203) 294-8701

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