ELIZABETH — A CareOne Long Term Acute Care Hospital is now located at a newly-created patient unit at the main campus of Trinitas Regional Medical Center. An area that previously housed offices as well as patient rooms has been transformed into a 25 bed modern state-of-the-art long-term acute care patient center.
A Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) is designed to serve patients with complex medical needs that require a lengthier treatment program, usually between 25 – 35 days. Those who meet this clinical profile generally require a variety of care including: telemetry and cardiac monitoring; ventilator weaning/pulmonary management; antibiotic therapy; complex wound care and healing; nutrition services; physical/occupational/speech therapy; social services, and patient education.
The CareOne LTACH facility is a separate entity from Trinitas Regional Medical Center; however, CareOne will use many of the ancillary hospital services for which Trinitas is well-known. As the first LTACH to be licensed by the state, CareOne has had a presence for the past nine years at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy. Its success there was influential in Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s decision to enter into this agreement to rent space to CareOne.
“Trinitas Regional Medical Center had a vision to reconfigure office space and a former patient area in a new and meaningful way at our Williamson Street Campus, explains Gary s. Horan, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We realized the value of LTACH services as a supplement to our own patient care services. Each organization can draw on the strengths of the other in order to achieve a new and exciting level of patient care for our community.
“We look forward to expanding our expertise in the long term acute care environment at our new facility within Trinitas Regional Medical Center,” says Sharon Bready, CareOne LTAC Hospital CEO for both long term acute care hospitals at Raritan Bay Medical Center and now Trinitas Regional Medical Center.
“Our new relationship with Trinitas will provide us the opportunity to serve patients from both the local community as well as neighboring areas.
“CareOne and Trinitas are committed to providing superior, multi-faceted care in a brilliant new patient care environment,” Horan concluded.
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