Recovery following a traumatic injury, serious illness or major surgery is a slow and painstaking process. For patients with complicating medical issues such as diabetes or chronic respiratory disease, that process may require extended acute support beyond the typical hospital stay. Covenant Specialty Hospital provides an acute care option for patients whose hospital stays average 25 days or more.
Covenant Specialty Hospital offers state-of-the-art support, specialized treatment programs, and aggressive clinical and therapeutic intervention by physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and team. This healing environment is designed to be family-friendly, with 56 private patient rooms offering nonrestrictive visiting hours, a kitchen/dining room, outdoor rest areas and a therapy garden, as well as conference rooms where families can meet with the medical team to discuss treatment plans and review progress.
Covenant Specialty Hospital is prepared to deliver a comprehensive range of health services for acute-care patients. The facility includes two procedure rooms, a mobile X-ray unit for in-house imaging and a respiratory therapy department. When necessary, other services may be provided by Covenant Medical Center.
Because our patients’ conditions can change rapidly, all rooms are designed to support telemetry monitoring. Specialized rooms are available for ventilator use and in-room dialysis, while others are equipped with negative/positive pressure capabilities to reduce the risk of infection.
For patients with multiple system failures following a hospital stay, this supportive program provides IV therapy, dialysis and/or nutritional support. Intensive nursing and rehabilitation are provided to help patients regain the health stability to move out of an acute-care setting.
This program is designed to reduce or eliminate the need for mechanical respiratory support, either following a surgical procedure or in response to chronic respiratory disease. Our team of respiratory therapists works with patients to rebuild strength, improve lung function and regain communication skills. Participants in this program include both those recovering from a major surgical procedure, such as cardiac bypass, or with a serious respiratory condition, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Chronic, hard-to-heal wounds can become a serious problem for patients recovering from trauma, surgery or an extended stay in bed. Our specialists offer a range of treatment options, including debridement and skin grafts, to accelerate the healing process and reduce the occurrence of pressure ulcers.