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Relationships are the Key to LTACH Success

By Wayne Boutwell

Building relationships within your community is more important than ever for community hospitals, and the same holds true for long term acute care hospitals (LTACHs). In fact, relationship-building and education are the mainstays of success for ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist in Columbia, S.C. A similar approach is beneficial for LTACHs across the country.

Host-Hospital Relationship
The host-hospital relationship is of primary importance for any LTACH. Because ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist is a separate, fully licensed acute care hospital within Prisma Health Baptist...


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Relationships are the Key to LTACH Success

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By Wayne Boutwell, CEO, ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist in Columbia , S.C.

Building relationships within your community is more important than ever for community hospitals, and the same holds true for long term acute care hospitals (LTACHs). In fact, relationship-building and education are the mainstays of success for ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist in Columbia, S.C. A similar approach is beneficial for LTACHs across the country.

Host-Hospital Relationship

The host-hospital relationship is of primary importance for any LTACH. Because ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health...


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ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Corbin Recognized for Excellence

ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Corbin, a Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) located in Corbin, Kentucky, is proud to earn designation as a Respiratory Center of Excellence by the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ)—the first facility in the country to receive this specific CIHQ designation for respiratory therapy.

Read the full report in Becker’s Hospital Review, June 7,...


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Continued care hospital opens in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – The CEO of Arkansas Continued Care Hospital said Thursday that the hospital was thrilled to be providing this service in Jonesboro.

“We’re working with both hospitals in Jonesboro,” Kathy Devore said. “As well as with all the hospitals in the state.”

Watch and Read the full report on Region 8 ABC-TV, Jonesboro, Ark., July 12, 2018.

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Videos

Long Term Acute Care Hospitals

Long term care hospitals (LTACHs) are specialized hospitals that take care of very medically complex and critically ill patients. CHC helps these important facilities improve their operational, clinical and financial performance.

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Press Releases

Community Hospital Corporation Announces 2018 Dan Wilford Award Winner: Mary Lou Young

Plano, Texas (June 15, 2018) – Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) is proud to announce Mary Lou Young as winner of the 2018 Dan Wilford Award for Compassion and Community Service. Young serves as chief nursing officer for ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Paducah, Paducah, Ky., a CHC hospital. She was nominated by the ContinueCARE-Paducah administrative team.

The award is named for Dan Wilford, retired president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston, Texas, and a founding board member of CHC.

“It is my pleasure to recognize Mary Lou with...


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Solutions

Prescription for Long Term Acute Care Hospital Success

Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) understands the challenges that long term acute care hospitals (LTACH) face in balancing the bottom line with a strong commitment to quality patient care. Keeping up with the ever-changing requirements and reimbursement regulations of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) introduces additional complexity.

Since 2004, CHC has helped LTACHs improve clinical outcomes while boosting financial performance. Our experience led us to develop these factors critical to LTACH success.

Roadmap for LTACH Success Patients in an LTACH often need extended recovery periods to achieve optimal...

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Case Studies

LTACH Model of Success: Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics – Tyler TX

The Situation

As the U.S. population has aged, many hospitals have struggled with capacity issues. Such institutions often find themselves with many patients who have received appropriate treatment, but are still too fragile to be discharged to a rehabilitation hospital, nursing home or similar step-down facility. Several years ago, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics faced exactly this challenge. Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) stepped in with a solution.

Background

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics (TMF) is a highly regarded, faith-based, not-for-profit health system located in Tyler, Texas. The system...


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Case Studies

Planning and Optimizing LTACH Performance: Hendrick Health System, Abilene, TX

The Situation

Hendrick Health System in Abilene, Texas, reliably operates in the black and garners awards for patient care and employee engagement. Board members don’t rest on their laurels, but neither will they put a good thing at risk merely for the sake of change. Acknowledging the hospital’s history and overall success, Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) brought significant ways to improve its long-term acute care hospital, or LTACH, and hospital-based Skilled Nursing Facility — service lines without consistently positive operating margins. The turnaround facilitated by CHC created a valuable asset...


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Case Studies

From Critical Decline to Unprecedented Success: An LTACH Turnaround

The Situation

In 2004, a 32-bed long-term acute care hospital, or LTACH, opened in rural Kentucky to fill a gap in the continuum of care available there. It was, and continues to be, the only LTACH in a region with an aging and economically disadvantaged population hard-pressed to travel elsewhere for extended hospitalizations. Though in a market with high demand for LTACH services, the facility posted a $1 million deficit in 2011. Two more years of decline led Baptist Health to seriously discuss the LTACH’s future. That’s when CHC ContinueCARE...


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