What is a Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH)?

Long Term Acute Care Hospitals are designed to focus on patients with serious and complex medical conditions that require intense specialized treatment for an extended period of recovery time.

How does a Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) differ from a General Hospital or a Nursing Home?

An LTACH is an acute care specialty hospital that provides highly advanced and intensively focused
care for higher acuity patients who have not responded to short-term treatment in traditional general
hospitals. In addition, an LTACHs average length of stay is 25 days as compared to a 3-5 day average in a general hospital. Whereas, nursing homes offer less intensive or sub-acute services typically after a general hospital or LTACH stay. Fundamentally, patients appropriate for LTACHs include those who may be ventilator dependent, suffering from multi-organ failure or deep wound ulcerations.

What type of care is provided at Long Term Acute Care Hospitals?

Our safe and state of the art hospital is designed to admit and care for the most critically ill patients.
At Columbus you’ll discover that we provide comprehensive and technologically advanced medical
care which can be directed by the patient’s own family physician.

Our clinical staff includes time-honored and well respected cardiologists, neurologists, pulmonologists and other specialists within their respective fields of medicine. In addition, you will find caring
and compassionate nurses, highly trained respiratory therapists, advanced nutritional practitioners,
compassionate occupational therapists, well versed speech therapists and certified medical assistants — all in support of our strong physician centered clinical model.

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Services Include:

  • 24/7 House MD coverage
  • Daily Physician visits
  • Multi Specialty Medical and Surgical Consultants
  • Case Management and Social Work
  • Clinical Team includes: RN and RT
  • Critical Care Nurses (ACLS/BLS Certified)
  • High Observation Unit
  • Dietitians
  • Rehabilitation: Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapies Telemetry
  • Certified Wound Care Specialists


CONTACT INFORMATION:

Columbus Hospital LTACH
495 North Thirteenth Street
Newark, New Jersey 07107-1317
USA

Phone: 973-587-7777
Facsimile: 973 587-7829