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Special Care Hospital

About Our Service

Some patients need a longer acute care stay due to multiple injuries, trauma or medical complications. These unique medical and rehabilitative needs require a specialized setting for optimal recovery. Our Special Care Hospital is the only West Michigan long-term acute care facility (LTACH) that serves patients with complex needs requiring longer hospital stays and highly specialized care. LTACHs are designed for patients who need intense, extended care for more than 25 days. 

What’s Special about the Special Care Hospital?

Spectrum Health Special Care Hospital is the area’s most established provider of Long Term Acute Care. Our patients receive daily physician visits and around the clock registered nursing care, as well as the skills provided by a comprehensive interdisciplinary team that includes respiratory therapists, pharmacy, physical, occupational and speech therapists, dietitians and physician specialists.  We provide a full range of diagnostic and procedural options to patients when needed, both on-site and in collaboration with Spectrum Health Butterworth and Blodgett hospitals. As a transitional hospital, our treatment plan for you is designed to lead to placement in an outpatient rehabilitation program, skilled nursing facility or with Spectrum Health At Home.

Special Care Hospital offers special programs in:
• Pulmonary management, including advanced ventilator weaning
• Wound care
• Treatment of infectious disease
• Renal conditions, including hemodialysis
• Cardiac conditions, including Congestive Heart Failure
• Pre and Post Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) and Transplant
• Cardiovascular conditions, including Stroke
• Traumatic brain injury
• Medically complex conditions

Our wide range of services includes:
• Daily physician services
• Round the clock Registered Nursing coverage at Acute Care Staffing Levels
• Cardiac monitoring
• Case management
• Chaplain services
• Advanced pharmacy support
• Laboratory services
• Nutritional screening and support, including TPN
• Transitional therapies, including Physical, Occupational and Speech Pathology
• Radiology services
• Pain management