Select Specialty Hospital - Corewell Health Grand Rapids

Select Specialty Hospital - Corewell Health Grand Rapids provides the specialized expertise of a large hospital with the personalized attention of a small hospital. Our long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) serves patients with complex medical needs requiring longer hospital stays and highly specialized care. It is designed for patients who need intense, extended care for more than 25 days due to multiple injuries, trauma or medical complications. Patients receive daily physician visits and 24/7 registered nursing care at acute care staffing levels. Our comprehensive interdisciplinary team includes respiratory therapists; physical, occupational and speech therapists; dietitians; advanced pharmacy support; and physician specialists. We provide a full range of diagnostic and procedural options to patients when needed, both on-site and in collaboration with Butterworth and Blodgett hospitals.


Conditions we treat

Cardiovascular transitions / conditions
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  • Congestive heart failure
  • Left ventricular assist device
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • Heart transplant
Infectious disease
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  • Abscess
  • Bacteremia
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Endocarditis
  • Recurrent infection of same organ or system
  • Newly diagnosed infection with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and/or vancomycin-resistant enterococci
  • Empyema with pleural drain management
Medically complex conditions
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  • New cerebral vascular accident (stroke)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Total parenteral nutrition
  • Trauma
  • Neurological complications
Postoperative complications
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  • Intra-abdominal abscesses with drain management
  • Mediastinal wound infections
  • Enterocutaneous fistulas requiring prolonged total parenteral nutrition
  • Prolonged ileus requiring total parenteral nutrition
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We provide care for patients with acute disorders who have tracheotomies or ventilators and who may require extensive respiratory treatments to maintain normal breathing. All ventilator-dependent patients are co-managed with a pulmonologist.

  • Advanced ventilator weaning
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory failure for ventilator weaning
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Interstitial lung disease
Renal failure
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  • Acute renal failure requiring dialysis 
  • Awaiting return of renal function from conditions such as acute tubular necrosis 
  • Chronic dialysis with other medical conditions that require long-term acute care
Wound care
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  • Stage 3 or Stage 4 decubitus ulcer, with or without underlying osteomyelitis 
  • Nonhealing infected or surgical wounds 
  • Cellulitis 
  • Wounds at high risk for decline, with or without complex dressings 
  • Burns

Indications for referral

  • The day a patient is given a tracheostomy
  • Hospital day No. 10 and medically complex
  • The day a peripherally inserted central catheter is placed for prolonged antibiotics or total perenteral nutrition
  • Acute renal failure requiring dialysis
  • Complex wounds with VAC
  • Complex anticoagulation requiring bridging
  • Expectations that a patient will likely need ventilator support for 96 hours or greater
  • Ventilator weans
  • Need for continued acute care post intensive or critical care