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October 2013
LTACH Model of Success

Moving Long Term Acute Care Hospitals Forward


In today’s environment, long-term acute care hospitals, or LTACHs, offer an effective operational model that provides quality care while reducing the cost of lengthy hospital stays in acute care environments.


Implementing Community Hospital Corporation's strategy for LTACH success, CHC and Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, Tyler, Texas, created a joint venture known as Tyler ContinueCARE Hospital. The hospital-within-a-hospital model allows the host hospital to manage patient length-of-stay; opens ICU beds sooner; offers transition to the appropriate care setting; and provides the host hospital potential distributions of excess cash flow generated by the LTACH.


Read the case study for more.


Learn more about developing a long-term acute care strategy in this Becker’s Hospital Review Executive Brief, “9 Considerations for Developing a Long-Term Acute-Care Hospital.” 


Tags: LTACH, Strategic Direction
Cindy Matthews: trustees as health advocates for "Community Health and Relations"

Cindy Matthews shares perspective on how governing board members can help improve "Community Health and Relations" in this Trustee Online education module available through Texas Healthcare Trustees.


Preview this module and learn more about THT distance learning programs.


Tags: Hospital Board Advisory

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