Gaylord Hospital Levels of Care
Gaylord Hospital is an LTACH - a long-term acute care hospital - where the average length of stay is approximately 28 days. The hospital is structured to provide multiple levels of care for different types of patients who generally enter Gaylord after being discharged from an acute care hospital.
Care for Complex Medical Conditions
One of Gaylord Hospital's main areas of medical practice is treating patients with complex medical conditions. These are patients who are critically ill or have multiple diagnoses and need specialized daily physician and nursing care for their recovery. Patients come from an acute care hospital and are often dealing with multiple diseases or conditions such as pulmonary complications, heart failure, arrhythmias, post-surgical complications, and complex wounds. For patients who come on a ventilator we offer an intensive vent weaning program with high success rates. In all medically complex cases, the patient is not yet ready to be transferred to a less-advanced level of care, such as a skilled nursing facility or other sub-acute care setting. Our comprehensive programs provide physicians and their patients specialized hospital care and rehabilitation often needed after being discharged from an acute care hospital.
Expertise in Treating Specific Conditions
As a specialty hospital, we understand the special needs of patients with complex medical conditions and can provide a plan of care to address their long-term goals. Physicians are either board eligible or board certified in a broad array of specialties including critical care, internal medicine, pulmonology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Many of our nurses are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and some certified as a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN). These caregivers work with other members of the treatment team including registered dieticians, therapists and case managers to share information across medical disciplines and help patients advance in their recovery.
Recovery from Serious Injury or Illness
Gaylord Hospital is a 137-bed nonprofit hospital specializing in rehabilitation for patients who have experienced an acute illness, traumatic injury, or a medically complex condition that requires a hospital-level of care and treatment. Gaylord Hospital is recognized and respected for the ability to treat patients who need care for conditions of the brain and nervous system, spine, bones and joints, lungs, and other serious health problems.
Designed for Intensive Rehabilitation
Gaylord Hospital has multiple programs that are designed and staffed to treat and rehabilitate patients with conditions such as brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, pulmonary complications, and neurological diagnoses. Our clinical staff, led by physicians known for their skill in rehabilitation, work in teams that focus on returning each patient to their highest level of function while involving family support. Further, Gaylord Hospital features private patient rooms, therapy gyms and a large therapeutic pool, the latest technologies, a cafeteria staffed with chefs to prepare meals, a library, a coffee shop, on-site family housing, and a 400-acre campus with walking paths. Gaylord Hospital provides an exceptional patient experience that offers the best chance for an optimal recovery.